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State Allows Visitors at Nursing Homes, Other Care Facilities

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released guidance June 24 to allow outdoor visitation at senior homes and other care facilities.

“Isolation of individuals in nursing homes, group homes, assisted living communities and other congregate settings impose substantial physical and mental health consequences for these residents,” the state’s COVID-19 website said.

“Social distancing and use of electronic means of communication remain strongly recommended,” but the state decided to implement this guidance now because Colorado’s disease rates are low, the website and a news release said.

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