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Kansas governor backs new guidelines on nursing home visits

Sep. 29, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Tuesday she supports new federal guidelines that will allow some visitations at nursing homes that accept Medicaid and Medicare if proper coronavirus-related safety measures are followed. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued guidance last...

Visitors allowed into nursing homes under certain conditions

Sep. 29, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Visitors are now allowed into nursing homes in North Carolina if those facilities meet certain conditions. The Raleigh News & Observer reported that the change took effect Monday. It applies to nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes and other congregate...

2 employees of Rutland nursing home test positive

Sep. 29, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

Gov. Phil Scott on Tuesday urged Vermonters not to become complacent about the coronavirus with the number of cases growing in some other parts of the country, the Northeast and Quebec. Vermont had a total of 50 cases from Sept. 15-28, its lowest two-week total since late May when there were 45. “With the...

URI cancels spring break; nursing homes to take on testing

Sep. 26, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Saturday. RHODE ISLAND The University of Rhode Island has joined a growing number of U.S. colleges canceling spring break to reduce travel and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. University officials announced the...

Nursing homes to take over virus testing program for staff

Sep. 26, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Nursing homes in New Hamsphire will be in charge of testing their staff for the coronavirus starting next month. The state Department of Health and Human Services has been operating a surveillance testing program in long term care facilities, but in mid-October will start transitioning...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

Iowa posts second consecutive day of over 1,000 virus cases

Sep. 25, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa reported a jump of 1,086 new coronavirus cases on Friday. the second consecutive day of new cases exceeding 1,000. Four more people died, pushing the state’s death toll from the virus to 1,303. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed on Friday a new emergency proclamation that...

Virus tests are not required for nursing home inspectors

Sep. 25, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — State health surveyors who've been visiting Maryland's nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic are not required to be tested for the virus. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that the lack of such a requirement concerns among some in that industry. “We have long advocated for...

Boston hospital probes cluster of coronavirus cases

Sep. 24, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A major Boston hospital is reporting a cluster of COVID-19 cases that has affected five patients and five staffers. The cases are connected to two inpatient units, Brigham and Women's Hospital said in a statement posted on its website. The hospital's Infection Control team is investigating...

Kansas state Sen. Dennis Pyle, left, R-Hiawatha, left, makes a point at the end of a legislative committee meeting on the state's emergency management laws as Rep. Stephen Owens, R-Hesston, watches, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Both lawmakers favor broader legislative oversight of the governor's handling of long-term emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

COVID-19 has Kansas lawmakers pondering broader oversight

Sep. 24, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas have started pushing to give more of their colleagues a say in how the state manages protracted emergencies such as the coronavirus pandemic after months of conflict between them and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly. A Republican-led legislative committee...