IDPH loosens restrictions on nursing home visits

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois Department of Public Health is relaxing limits on long-term care facility visitations, changing the guidelines to allow for outdoor visits with loved ones.

The guidelines released Friday call for outdoor conditions attended by no more than 2 visitors per resident, with at least 6 feet of distancing available.

Visitors must also schedule an appointment with the facility, and they must be pre-screened for coronavirus infection.

Read the full guidance here.

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