Visits to most nursing homes can resume in North Carolina

Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 11:13 AM EST
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - State health officials say you can now visit loved ones at most nursing homes in North Carolina.

Visitation at those facilities had been restricted since last spring due to the spread of COVID-19.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says it’s seeing a rapid drop in new cases in nursing homes and adult care facilities.

According to a press release, vaccines have played a role in the decrease, with over 205,000 shots administered, and more being given this month.

DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen said she is “heartened” by the new numbers.

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