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Task force discusses reopening long-term care facilities in Florida to visitors

Facilities have been closed since March because of coronavirus pandemic
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Posted at 12:42 PM, Aug 14, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — How will long-term care facilities in Florida safely reopen to family members and other visitors?

That's what state officials discussed on Friday afternoon.

The Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities, which was created by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, held a virtual meeting.

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The goal of the task force is to create guidelines to allow family members to safely visit their loved ones in long-term care facilities, like nursing homes and assisted living centers.

Visitation at those facilities stopped in March in an effort to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus.