Gov. Kelly and KDADS announced revised recommendations for nursing facilities to expand visitation

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, this is in response to significant reductions in COVID-19 infections and transmissions.

Gov. Kelly said:

“This updated guidance is great news for Kansans with loved ones in long-term care facilities and proof that our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 are working. While this is another step towards our return to normalcy, I encourage all Kansans to follow the guidance, continue to mask up, and receive the vaccine when it is their turn.”

Scenarios limiting indoor visitation include unvaccinated residents if the nursing home’s COVID-19 county positivity rate is more than 10 percent and less than 70 percent of residents in the faculty are fully vaccinated, residents with confirmed COVID-19 infection, and residents in quarantine, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.

The guidelines say that compassionate care visits and visits required under federal disability rights law should be allowed at all times, regardless of a resident’s vaccination status, the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate or an outbreak.