Families want a hug: NJ looks at expanded nursing home visits, but too late for one grieving family

Advocates have been pushing for increased visits

New Jersey health officials are looking at newly-revised federal guidelines that would greatly expand visits at long-term care facilities. With more than 70% of long-term care residents vaccinated, advocates have been pushing for increased visits — to end the punishing isolation caused by the COVID-19-related lockdowns. The state must now decide whether to follow the new guidelines (it has, in the past). But any revisions will come too late for one grieving family.

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