Shareholder John Ruffier discusses Governor Ron DeSantis’ announcement that nursing homes and assisted living facilities will begin to once again allow visitors.
The State of Florida appears finally ready to allow visitors to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Soon after the initial outbreak of COVID-19, Florida had issued an emergency order prohibiting visitation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other long-term care facilities except by family and friends during end-of-life situations or for the purposes of health care or legal services. On September 1, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that a task force given responsibility for coming up with procedures for reopening facilities to visitors had fulfilled its mission and he would be signing a new executive order allowing visitation to resume, but only in compliance with guidelines recommended by the task force. [...]
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