The federal government opened the door on Wednesday for visitors, vaccinated or not, to at last enter nursing homes to see family and friends. It’s been a year since nursing homes began to lock down to protect residents from the coronavirus.
But residents of Washington and Idaho long-term care facilities will have to wait a little bit longer before they can welcome outsiders.
John Ficker, executive director of the Tumwater-based Adult Family Home Council, said he was among a large group of state officials and stakeholders who convened as soon as they could on Thursday to get to work on charting a path forward toward reopening Washington facilities.
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