Governor Jay Inslee Limits Visitors at Long-Term Care Facilities during COVID-19 Outbreak
In order to stop the spread of the virus, Governor Jay Inslee announced that visitors will not be allowed at all long-term care facilities including Residential Habilitation Centers, State-Operated Living Alternatives, Adult Family Homes, and Assisted Living Facilities among others. This decision, like the one Governor Inslee made to close schools statewide, was not an easy one.
We understand that visitors mean everything to our clients but because of the ease of spread of COVID-19, especially in long-term care settings, however we need to ensure the health of our clients and staff and reducing the amount of people who come and go from our long-term care facilities is another step we can take to keep everyone safe.
This situation is very fluid and so we are still working on seeing if we have opportunities to provide alternative visitation such as video conferencing, etc.
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