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State Says Nursing Homes May Resume In-Person Visitation In October

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State health officials Thursday reported 991 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 new deaths. 

The state now has 147,724 cases and 4,726 deaths. 

Starting October 12th, Ohio's nursing homes and asisted living centers may begin to allow in-person, indoor visits.  Outdoor visits only have been in place since July 20 due to COVID-19. Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy says homes first need to  determine their readiness and community spread:

McElroy says visitors will have to undergo screenings and wear masks.  Facilities will report infection data to the state, which will put those numbers on its dashboard.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.
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