01 September 2020 – Visitors at nursing facilities restricted

Type of Intervention: Regulation
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Mandy Cohen/ NC DHHS

Overview: NC Dept. of Health and Human Services is restricting visitors at nursing facilities except for “certain compassionate care situations” and “outdoor visits which meet” additional requirements with the intention to “balance the needs of families and residents to see each other in person with the need to protect residents from COVID-19”
Full details here: https://files.nc.gov/covid/documents/Secretarial-Order-3.pdf

Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Evidence/Justification: “Current data indicates that risk of transmission in outdoor settings is lower compared to indoor settings.”