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August 20th COVID-19 Update

State Advances Plan to Allow Restricted Visits at Nursing Homes

It may have taken Mary Daniel, chief executive of a Jacksonville company, becoming a dishwasher at her husband’s memory care center, but a state panel of nursing home officials and regulators decided Wednesday to loosen restrictions on visitors at elder care centers after nearly six months of COVID-imposed isolation.

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DeSantis and panel say coronavirus lockdowns harm Floridians’ mental health

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis led a discussion Wednesday in Altamonte Springs to point to the harm the coronavirus lockdowns have had on mental health, as he and panelists agreed the state should reopen to stem an increase in suicides, drug overdoses and child abuse.

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