CORONAVIRUS: ALL NURSING HOME, ASSISTED LIVING VISITORS BANNED

Ban Lasts 30 Days, Part Of Gov. DeSantis Order

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: Florida Department of Health) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has ordered all nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ban all visitors for the next 30 days.

From the Department of Health reporting on the latest orders from DeSantis:


  • Governor DeSantis requested that Health and Human Services send home the 61 Floridians that were previously aboard the Grand Princess cruise line, home from isolation from Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia.
  • Governor DeSantis has directed the Department of Health to hire additional epidemiologists from university health programs to help with workload.
  • Governor DeSantis has directed the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to extend all existing nursing home and ALF licenses for 90 days to remove distraction from patient care.
  • Governor DeSantis directed Director Moskowitz to expand his emergency order and prohibit all visitation to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family-care homes, long-term care facilities and adult group homes to all visitors for the next 30 days.
  • Governor DeSantis directed the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to suspend drivers’ license renewal requirements for 30 days.
  • Governor DeSantis directed all agencies to suspend for 30 days licensing and registration renewal requirements for existing processional licenses (e.g. realtors).

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