The Ohio Dept. of Health has issued its fourth amended order concerning Ohio nursing homes. The biggest change is that it now allows residents to have their family and friends visit. However, the visit must be outdoors. Some of the requirements for this visit are:
1. Visitors are screened before admittance with a list of health questions and temperature check.
2. Visitors must wear a mask.
3. No visitors under age 2.
4. No more than 3 visitors per visit.
5. Limit of one hour.
The new rule now allows communal activities, including dining, for residents but with use of safety protocols and social distancing.
This order is effective as of July 20, 2020.
For more information, you can read the order here https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/resources/public-health-orders/public-health-orders