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Florida Will Let Children Visit Loved Ones At Long-Term-Care Centers

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More COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted to allow children of all ages to visit their families at long-term-care facilities, said Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday. He said it’s time for patients “to be reunited with their loved ones.”

DeSantis will allow patients to be reunited with their families, including those under age 18, during visitations held outside such facilities, regardless of whether there are cases of COVID-19 detected within the facility. Restrictions will remain in place for indoor visits, which require facilities to be COVID-19 free for 14 days.

He said although infections can happen, “we just don’t have very many cases that are linked to outdoor activity," he said. “Outdoors has been something that’s been very positive.”

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.