Central District Health allows visitation at long-term care facilities

Posted at 9:36 AM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 11:36:19-04

BOISE, Idaho — During a board meeting Tuesday night, Central District Health unanimously allowed visitation to long-term care facilities under strict COVID-19 prevention parameters.

The new guidelines are effective immediately, with CDH also reporting COVID-19 clusters in 27 long-term care facilities. The guidelines include screenings for symptoms of COVID-19, disinfecting procedures, capacity limitations and priority for outside visitation when possible.

The board also discussed upward hospitalization and disease trends, along with changes made to in-person learning at schools.