In New York, if the infection rate in the county remains below 5%, families will be able to visit relatives in nursing homes indoors without testing requirements.
State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker outlined that testing is not required, but recommended, for families to see their loved ones in nursing homes. However, when testing counties with an infection rate of 5-10%, the family must be negative on the Covid-19 test within 72 hours. If the county infection rate exceeds 10%, only compassionate care visits are allowed.
“We strive not to overwhelm us Nurse “Home,” Zucker said. “We is Nurse At that point, a house to make sure there is another room or the visitor is alone in his room. “
Policy changes occur almost a year after state authorities have stopped visiting nursing homes to curb the spread of the coronavirus. It was also a few weeks after the Attorney General issued a report that discovered the following: Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office underestimated the death of a nursing home And the governor Top aid apologizes To the state legislature to withhold death data for nursing homes.
If the visitor has been vaccinated twice and 14 days have passed since the last injection, Zucker says it does not need to be tested, but the belief that the individual may still carry the vaccine. Encouraged on the basis. Nasal cavity.
Wearing a mask remains mandatory and this policy will come into effect on Friday, February 26th.Number of visitors to him Nurse House According to officials, it should not exceed 20 percent of the resident population at any time.Status Health department guidance Nurse House You can find a visit ..
-With Timothy Bolger.This story first appeared amny.com
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