By Jan Greene, Crain’s Detroit Business, June 30 2020 Michigan has expanded the reasons for visitation at long-term care facilities to include family members or friends who assist residents with activities of daily life such as eating, bathing or dressing. People have been able to visit residents who are in serious or critical condition or in hospice care under previous state emergency orders if they follow guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, June 30 2020 After more than three months of waiting, families and friends of some residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities will be able to visit their loved ones in person. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Robert Gordon signed two orders Tuesday that provide for expanded visitations at group facilities, including nursing homes and facilities for youths who are in child care institutions or juvenile justice facilities.
By Bilal Suleiman, The Bismarck Tribune, June 30 2020 North Dakota expanded visitation at long-term care facilities to allow for more family indoor visits with nursing home residents in declining mental or physical health stemming from coronavirus pandemic restrictions put in place three months ago. Separately, state health officials reported another 38 coronavirus cases Tuesday, with half of the new cases coming from the Bismarck-Mandan area.
By Steven Albritton, WLWT5, June 30 2020 Ohio finally has its return date to allow visitors to nursing homes. On July 20, visitors of those with family will be allowed to schedule outdoor visits but will have to follow guidelines established by the state. Bridgette Lajoye’s mother, Pat Bendel, has been in a nursing home since 2015 and is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, June 28 2020 Arkansas nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term-care facilities will reopen to visitors starting Wednesday. General facility guidelines by the Arkansas Department of Health include: • The facility has to have completed baseline testing of all residents and staff members, and reported the results to the Department of Health.
By Matt Holzapfel, KRTV3, June 27 2020 GREAT FALLS — Earlier this week, Governor Steve Bullock announced that safe visitation in nursing homes and assisted living facilities would be allowed to resume, given those facilities could follow proper CDC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines and protocols. Some people found the timing of this announcement curious, as Montana has seen an exponential spike in Coronavirus cases since the state entered Phase Two on June 1.