• March 18, 2020 3:30 PM

Are there any restrictions on visiting family members in assisted living or long-term-care facilities?

Are there any restrictions on visiting family members in assisted living or long-term-care facilities?

Are there any restrictions on visiting family members in assisted living or long-term-care facilities? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Yes. A health order was issued on Saturday, March 14, that requires long-term care facilities to exclude all unauthorized visitors, including family members. Unauthorized and non-essential personnel are employees, contractors and members of the public who do not perform treatment or other tasks essential to the health care mission of the facility. The order also restricts non-essential movement of residents off the premises.

Currently, there is no evidence that older adults are more likely to contract the coronavirus, they can, however, suffer more severe effects and are much more likely to die from the disease than younger people. The order was issued to help stop the spread of the coronavirus to our most vulnerable residents.