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Nursing homes allowing visits

The Brazos Valley Care Center and the Munday Nursing Home started allowing more visitation options last week, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Any resident who is fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 can have close contact with visitors for as long as they wish, and up to two “essential caregivers” can visit a resident with any COVID-19 status at the same time. Outdoor visitations, even when a facility has an outbreak, are allowed at all facilities.

End-of-life visits for all residents, regardless of COVID-19 status, now include a broader definition to allow for residents receiving hospice services or whose prognosis is terminal to receive those visits.

Nursing homes no longer need to do the following:

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