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COVID-19 UPDATE 49
September 2, 2020
At Governor DeSantis' direction, Florida Division of Emergency Management Director and State Coordinating Officer Jared Moskowitz issued an Emergency Order that lifts restrictions for visitation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities (ALFs), adult family-care homes, adult group homes and other long-term care facilities. DEM Order 20-009 went into effect upon signature last night (9/1/2020).

According to the Division of Emergency Management, the order will be implemented in the upcoming days as long-term care facilities begin to put new procedures in place to comply with the Emergency Order.

For a PDF copy of the full Emergency Order, click here.
Governor's Task Force on the Safe and Limited
Re-opening of LTC Facilities Completes their Work -- Governor to Sign Recommendations
 
The Governor’s Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long- Term Care Facilities completed drafting recommendations for safe visitation last week and they are now headed to the Governor’s office for his approval. 
FSLA was honored to serve on the task force advocating for residents, staff, administrators and families across the entire state.

The following is a summary of the Task Force recommendations. FSLA would like to thank the Governor, the members of the Task Force, AHCA Secretary Mary Mayhew, Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, DOEA Secretary Richard Prudom, Alzheimer's Association VP of Public Policy, Michelle Branham, Caregiver Mary Daniel and all Assisted Living Providers for their hard work.

Please consider using the following information to draft your Visitation Policies and Procedures and DOWNLOAD a copy of the following document to provide copies to your staff.
Notes and Handouts from Previous Meetings