Nursing homes increase restrictions as COVID-19 cases across the state surge 

Monitor staff
Published: 10/30/2020 2:56:16 PM
Modified: 10/30/2020 2:56:06 PM

Nursing homes are reverting back to stricter restrictions as COVID-19 cases across the state surge. 

Long term care facilities, which enjoyed a short period of relief during the summer, are now all back either in Stage I or II of reopening, which limits group activities, communal dining, and non-essential personnel like hair dressers

“This is not unexpected,” Shibinette said at a press conference Thursday. “We have a pretty low threshold for stepping back long term care.” 

She said as long as long term care facilities do not have a current outbreak, they will still be allowed visitations, as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid requires

During the most recent wave of infection at nursing homes, three facilities reported outbreaks. As of Thursday, Bedford Hills reported 61 resident cases, 20 staff cases, and 16 deaths. 






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