Nursing Homes to Receive Visitation Guidelines From Health Dept. This Week


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Nursing homes across New York are expected to get some important information from the state Department of Health this week.

It'll involve the guidelines all long-term care facilities must follow so visitors can be allowed inside. One thing that will be mandatory is a rapid COVID-19 test for anyone who wants to visit a close friend or relative. Nursing home visits have been restricted for months in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus among patients and staff members.