President Trump announced a new set of guidelines for nursing homes to combat coronavirus in addition to previous guidance from the administration that instructed nursing homes not to allow medically unnecessary visitors.
Trump said the administration would recommend “all nursing home facilities assign the same staff to care for the same group of residents consistently” to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In addition, the President said the administration would recommend that nursing homes “designate separate areas for healthy and sick residents.”
Trump said this is a practice that health agencies were likely to continue recommending “long into the future.”
His guidelines come after more than 140 nursing homes across the country have been hit by Covid-19.