NYSDOH Easing Nursing Home Visitation Rules
Nursing homes in New York will now be allowed to host visitors after 14 days without a COVID-19 case, down from the previous 28 days.
State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker says the new guidance takes effect Thursday, allowing eligible visitation in roughly 500 of the state’s nursing homes.
Visitors must have a negative coronavirus test from within the past week and undergo a temperature check.
Only two visitors per resident are allowed at a time and visitors must wear masks, socially distance and be over age 18. Overall visitors are limited to 10 percent of the home’s census at any given time.
The Department of Health says nursing homes must provide their visitation plan to the state.