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By Peter Cox 

State to allow more care facility visits


October 16, 2020

Peter Cox

MPR News

More people soon will be able to visit loved ones in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. The changes are set to go into effect on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Right now people can visit elderly relatives at some nursing homes outside, through a window or as an essential caregiver. That means people can visit a family member in their room and do caregiving tasks for them.

Not long ago, the state added indoor visits to that list, as long as the facility had not had a COVID-19 exposure in 28 days and spread in the surrounding community was under a certain threshold.


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