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Proposal pushed by lawmaker to open up nursing home visitation in New York

A Democrat in the state’s Legislature has proposed a bill that would open up visitation at nursing homes across New York amid the Coronavirus Pandemic.

It’s sponsored by Harry Bronson, a Democratic Assemblyman from the Rochester-area. It would give each resident at a nursing home two essential caregivers, who could visit.


It would also clear way for visitation for people with declining physical or emotional conditions.

The caregivers would need to undergo COVID-19 testing.

“We are talking about families,” Bronson said in a statement. “We are talking about going in and seeing your mom or dad. We shouldn’t be keeping family members separated. This is an approach balanced with the need to control the spread of virus and at the same time recognizing that families need each other.



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