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Connecticut Relaxes Nursing Home Visit Rules

Sep 28, 2020
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Nursing homes in Connecticut are able to resume indoor visitations. State health officials have revoked previous orders that limited visitations at long term care facilities.

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The state of Connecticut has removed all patients from a Norwich nursing home where five patients died from COVID-19 recently. 

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A COVID-19 outbreak at a Connecticut nursing home has left one resident dead and 12 other residents infected with the virus. The union representing workers at the Three Rivers Rehabilitation Center in Norwich said three employees have also tested positive.

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health did not have an adequate emergency response and surveillance system to handle the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes at the beginning of the pandemic, according to an interim report from a policy consultant hired by Governor Ned Lamont.

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The Yale School of Public Health recommends testing every nursing home resident at the first sign of a COVID-19 infection. That’s after nearly 3,000 patients died from outbreaks in Connecticut nursing homes.