Visiting Loved Ones During The Pandemic

It well established that visitation from loved ones is critical to residents’ mental, physical and spiritual well being.  In New York the following criteria must be met in order for you to visit your loved one in an nursing home.  Below are the New York guidelines. 

  1. The nursing home must be covid-free for 14 days
  2. Visitors must present a verified negative covid test within the last seven day
  3. Visitations must be outside, weather permitting, and under limited circumstances, inside in a well-ventilated space with no more than 10 individuals practicing social distancing and mask wearing
  4. The number of visitors to the nursing home must not exceed 10% of the resident’s census at any time
  5. Only two visitors will be permitted per resident any anytime
  6. Visitors must undergo temperature checks, wear face coverings and socially distance during the visits
  7. Visitors under the age of 18 are prohibited
  8. There are compassionate care guidelines that allow for more liberal visits in certain circumstances