New York State Department of Health Announces Revisions to Nursing Homes Visitation Guidelines

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 09/15/2020 - 16:45

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 15, 2020) - State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker today announced nursing homes in New York will be allowed to resume limited visitations for facilities that have been without COVID-19 for at least 14 days, a revision to the 28 day guidelines previously set by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This updated guidance will allow eligible visitation in approximately 500 of the state's 613 nursing homes.