Nursing homes can allow visitors if facilities are coronavirus-free for 2 weeks

Associated Press

New York's health commissioner says the state will begin allowing visitors to see loved ones at nursing homes that have been coronavirus-free for 14 days.

Posted: Sep 15, 2020 3:51 PM
Updated: Sep 15, 2020 4:11 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's health commissioner says the state will begin allowing visitors to see loved ones at nursing homes that have been coronavirus-free for 14 days.

That's up from 28 days under previous rules. Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says the policy will go into effect Thursday. Visitors must present a verified negative test result within the previous seven days, and staffers must refuse anyone who doesn't.

Staffers must also turn away people who show symptoms or don’t pass screening questions. Visits will generally be limited to outdoor areas and prohibited in resident rooms or care areas.

Below is updated guidance released by the health department Tuesday:

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 452847

Reported Deaths: 33095
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Genesee3175
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