Nursing Homes Prepare to Allow Visitors Again

With the state of Florida issuing guidelines for nursing homes to start allowing some outside visitors again, administrators of local facilities are drafting policies, The Ledger reports. A facility must have no new cases for 14 days to allow visitors, and special rules can be made for essential caregivers and compassionate caregivers. The head of a local union representing certified nursing assistants says he’s concern that allowing visitors will endanger residents and workers and that the state move is motivated by politics.