ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that hospitals and group homes for the developmentally disabled may resume visitations.
Hospitals are able to welcome visitors again at their own discretion while following state guidelines.
Same goes for group homes starting Friday.
“It is up to the discretion of the group home. They have to tell the state if they’re allowing visitors, and again, they have to follow state guidelines masks, etc.,” the Governor said.
Meanwhile, visitations at nursing homes is still not allowed.
“We’re still studying it. There’s still a high risk, and when the Health Department advises me that it’s safe, we’ll do it. I understand the demand; I understand the desire, but the Health Department doesn’t think the reward justifies the risk at this point,” the Governor said.