Long-term care facilities in Florida prepare to reopen doors to visitors
RELATED: DeSantis relaxes some visitation restrictions for long-term care facilitiesRules had not been published or announced by the agencies early Wednesday. The emergency order tracks recommendations that the Mayhew-led Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities released last week. The governor and members of the long-term care facility task force said Jacksonville resident and advocate Mary Daniel helped inspire the new rules. Daniel, whose husband suffers from Alzheimers disease, took a job as a dishwasher in her husbands long-term care facility to spend permitted time with him. Kennedy said staff will require visitors to undergo screening and temperature checks and that masks be worn at all times.