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Good Morning, Buffalo: Nursing Home Visits Remain A Challenge Due To Covid-19 Testing Requirement

Michelle Layer had not been able to enter the nursing home where her 90-year-old father lives since March 11 because of Covid-19.

When New York eased some restrictions on nursing home visits last month, Layer hoped she would be able to finally resume her visits with her father, Raymond King, at the Harris Hill Nursing Facility, she told Buffalo News reporter Lou Michel.

But beginning Sept. 17, the state also began requiring relatives of nursing home residents to take a Covid-19 test to prove they were virus-free before they could enter long-term care facilities.

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