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Long term care facilities that are free from COVID-19 may begin outdoor visitation with physical distancing measure in place. Facilities that have a suspected or presumptive case of COVID-19, may not allow visitation at this time. Read the full guidance here
For facilities with current or presumptive COVID-19 cases: On March 17, 2020, the Department of Human Services (DHS) increased restrictions on visitation policies for all licensed long-term care facilities as well as residential group homes to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. The updated restrictions limit all visitors except essential medical and emergency personnel and visitors to residents who are in the end of life.
The new all-visitor restrictions apply to:
• Nursing facilities,
• Assisting living facilities,
• Residential care facilities,
• Adult foster homes, and
• Group homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.