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Nursing Homes Given Federal Go-Ahead To Allow More Visitors

Nursing homes visitors have been banned since March because of COVID-19. Now the federal agency that regulates the facilities has outlined terms for resuming visits immediately.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which regulate nursing facilities, are lifting the ban on visitors, effective immediately. CMS imposed the restriction in March in an effort to control outbreaks of the coronavirus.

Advocates for nursing home residents and familyof the Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes, which became public on Wednesday.

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