DHS Issues Outside Visitation Guidance for Wisconsin Nursing Homes

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The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on July 17, 2020, released new visitation guidance for nursing home facilities. In short, visitation is allowed outdoors with a designated schedule. Additional rules include:

  • Visitors should be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to being allowed access to the facility.
  • Visitors should not walk through the facility to access the outdoor space.
  • Visitors and residents must wear masks.
  • No physical contact between visitors and residents.
  • Visitors and residents should maintain social distancing at all times during the visit.
  • Staff must be present in the outdoor space for patient safety.

Please contact a member of Reinhart’s Health Care Practice with any questions you may have.


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