Governor Issues New Rules For Nursing Home Visits

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee is announcing new visitation measures for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. All visitors must now be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative COVID test result. A PCR test has to be from within three days, and an antigen test has to be within two days. All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks.

“In addition to rapidly increasing our testing and vaccination capacity, our Administration is taking another crucial step to protect our most vulnerable residents while we address the recent surge in COVID-19 cases,” said Governor McKee. “Our team has worked with nursing home and assisted living facilities to develop a policy that will help alleviate pressure on their operations and keep residents, staff and visitors safe.”

McKee said this is a crucial step in protecting the state's most-vulnerable residents.

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