On March 10, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee issued Proclamation 20-06. The proclamation was amplified in a statement from the Washington State Department of Health. As a result, all nursing homes and assisted living communities throughout Washington must comply with the following, effective now until midnight on April 9:
Additionally, several statutory and regulatory provisions pertaining to resident rights are waived and suspended until midnight on April 9:
Although not specifically addressed in the Proclamation, we advise that nursing homes and assisted living communities suspend tours of the community until the Proclamation is lifted or until further guidance from local and state authorities is issued. If you plan to continue to provide tours of your communities and facilities, ensure you are following strict screening protocols to check for symptoms of COVID-19 and do not allow entry to anyone who does not pass your screening criteria.
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