New York State Rolls Out New Rules For Nursing Homes During Holiday Season

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ALBANY – New York State’s Health Department has rolled out new rules for nursing homes during the holidays.

They say residents who leave a facility must test negative for COVID-19 24 hours before they return.

Once they are allowed back, they must quarantine for two weeks.

During that time, returning resident will need to be tested at least three more times.

The health department recommends against residents leaving a nursing home for a family or social gathering.


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