DSHS cancelled webinars schedule for July 9 that were to focus on the reopening plan for long term care in Washington State and were supposed to address visitation, dining, activities, and other aspects of current limitations in our settings. It was explained to WHCA yesterday that a select number of stakeholders did not have an opportunity for input into the reopening plan, and additional time was necessary to fine-tune the plan and allow for the Governor’s team to write a proclamation surrounding the effort. We at WHCA understand how frustrating this delay has been for your staff, residents, and their families. We continue to work to push the issue with all involved agencies to finally attain an opportunity for residents and their families to once again visit one another in-person. WHCA will notify members via email as soon as this plan is firm.