Most Californians live in areas with troubling virus numbers

By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press, June 29 2020 A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officer wears a protective mask as he stands guard at the front gate of San Quentin State Prison on June 29, 2020 in San Quentin, California. San Quentin State Prison is continuing to experience an outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 cases with over 1,000 confirmed cases amongst the staff and inmate population.

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Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Hospital Requirements

AFL 20-62.2 From the California Department of Public Health June 29, 2020 TO:General Acute Care Hospitals SUBJECT:Suspension of Regulatory Enforcement of Hospital Requirements (This AFL supersedes AFL 20-26.1) ​AUTHORITY:     Executive Order N-27-20 All Facilities Letter (AFL) Summary This AFL notifies hospitals of a temporary waiver of specified regulatory requirements due to the state of emergency related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.This AFL has been updated to extend the waiver until March 1, 2021.This AFL has additionally been updated to provide clarity on when a hospital can request a staffing waiver and to provide information on when hospitals need to seek approval from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) for space modifications.

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GUIDANCE FOR SANITIZING LAUNDRY AND A LIMITED WAIVER OF HOT WATER TEMPERATURE LIMITS IN CARE FACILITIES

California Department of Social Services PIN 20-14-CCLD June 29, 2020 TO: ALL ADULT CARE, SENIOR CARE, AND CHILDREN’S RESIDENTIAL LICENSED PROVIDERS Original signed by Pamela Dickfoss FROM: PAMELA DICKFOSSDeputy DirectorCommunity Care Licensing Division SUBJECT: GUIDANCE FOR SANITIZING LAUNDRY AND A LIMITED WAIVER OFHOT WATER TEMPERATURE LIMITS IN CARE FACILITIES Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary: PIN 20-14-CCLD provides guidance on sanitizing laundry and a limited waiver of hot water temperature limits in care facilities during the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Gov. Mike DeWine announces Ohio’s nursing homes can have outdoor visitation starting July 20

By WKYC Staff, June 29 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio — As Ohio continues to reopen its economy amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one of the last things to remain prohibited has been nursing home visitation.  That will soon be changing.  On Monday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that effective on July 20, nursing homes will be permitted to begin outdoor visitation, so long as all safety standards are met.

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Nursing home in Sheridan creates visitation booth for residents to have face-to-face interaction

By Gaby Krevat, KBZK7, June 29 2020 SHERIDAN — While Governor Bullock has eased up some restrictions on nursing homes and assisted living facilities, places like the Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center in Sheridan, continue to remain extremely vigilant. But they’ve come up with a creative idea to make sure residents can still see family and friends, face-to-face.

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Some NC residential-care facilities can let families visit again, with conditions

By Praveena Somasundaram and Carli Brosseau, The Charlotte Observer, June 29 2020 New guidance from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services allows outdoor visitation at some residential care facilities. The updated guidance took effect at 5 p.m. Friday and applies to adult care homes, behavioral health/Intellectual and Development Disabilities facilities, intermediate care facilities and psychiatric residential treatment facilities with more than seven beds.

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Ohio announced nursing home outdoor visitation date, families excited

By WSYX ABC6, June 29 2020 An announcement from the governor Monday that many have been waiting for. Outdoor visitation for nursing homes and start July 20. “I’m going to give her the biggest hug ever. I’m excited,” said Gaylene Weber, who says her 76-year-old mother Barb Winely is in a nursing home in Bucyrus. “I just can’t wait to get my arms around her on the 20th of July.

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