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What to know about visiting nursing homes

Edith Rubin was visited at a distance by

Edith Rubin was visited at a distance by her family on Thanksgiving at a Commack nursing home. Credit: Newsday / Steve Pfost

When will the New York State government again start allowing visitors to care facilities like nursing homes?

Is testing required before visiting?

Under what circumstances would the state again suspend visitation — and is there an exception?

Are some nursing-home residents ineligible for visitors?

Under what circumstance would a specific nursing home be ineligible for visitors?

Is there a limit to how many visits a nursing home can host?

What is the nursing home controversy in which Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is embroiled?

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