Florida to allow nursing home, assisted living facility visitations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis announced today visitations to resume at long-term care facilities throughout Florida.

For months, long-term care facilities in Florida have been on lockdown trying to keep COVID-19 out of the facilities where the most vulnerable live.

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The Governor announced the new guidelines during a roundtable in Jacksonville Tuesday.

Some of the new rules:

  • Visits will be by appointment only.
  • Visitors must wear PPE.
  • A maximum of two visitors at a time.
  • Minors will not be allowed unless there is a compassionate care exception.

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The new rules will take effect immediately.