LETTERS: Puzzled over nursing home rules

To the editor:

I must preface this letter by stating that I realize nursing homes have one of the toughest jobs there is, and they must adhere to the CDC recommendations. But to us loved ones on the outside these rules are becoming much harder for us laymen to understand. An example: the latest ruling is that if both patient and their loved ones have had both their Covid shots, then according to the latest rules, we should be able to visit the homes and not have to wear a mask, and actually hug our loved ones. Not so, according to the nursing homes. They say they are still in lockdown, which is becoming too much to bear as these patients have been held as prisoners for a year, and counting, and the tole on loved ones is mounting with anxiety, depression, and patience.

If anyone reading this knows why this is still happening, please let me know as all I get for answers is, “we’re still in lockdown.”

Frank Slason


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