WATCH: Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Task Force Discusses Long-Term Care Facilities in Florida Amid COVID-19

By  //  August 18, 2020

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ABOVE VIDEO: The Governor’s Task Force discusses reopening nursing homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a task force meeting about how to re-open long-term care facilities safely in Florida on Tuesday, August 18.

Meeting is set for 2 p.m.

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the formation of Florida’s Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities.

Members of the task force will work together to develop guidelines on how to safely allow family members to visit their loved ones in Florida’s long-term care facilities where visitation has been prohibited since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The last four and a half months have been difficult for all Floridians, especially our residents in long-term care facilities and their families,” said Governor DeSantis. “In an effort to protect our most vulnerable, we made the difficult decision in March to prohibit visitation to these facilities. While these measures were necessary, it has taken an emotional toll on our families. I look forward to the ideas that arise from this task force on how we can continue our mission to protect the vulnerable while allowing for the much-needed human connection of spending time with family and friends.”