State may soon allow visitors into long-term care facilities

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State may soon allow visitors into long-term care facilities

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware may soon allow visitors into its 88 long-term care facilities.

The News Journal reported Thursday that the possibility is outlined in a reopening plan by the state's Department of Health and Social Services. Facilities that have not had a new positive case within 14 days and that have adequate staffing will be eligible to submit a plan for resuming indoor visitation. The department said that indoor visits will be limited to one or two people per resident and will be by appointment only. And visits must occur in a visitation room near an entrance.

Other requirements include the wearing of face masks at all times and keeping a social distance.

 

 

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