Forest Manor to allow indoor visitation
The Louisiana Department of Health has instructed all nursing and adult residential care facilities, including Forest Manor, to follow the guidance issued this week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) further relaxing visitation policies in congregate facilities. Due to the federal vaccine rollout and lower COVID-19 positivity rates, CMS guidance allows facilities to safely expand visitation options during the pandemic.
Forest Manor will allow responsible indoor visitation at all times for all residents, regardless of a resident’s or visitor’s vaccination status. “The fact that virtually all of our residents here at Forest Manor are vaccinated and we have not had a patient with COVID-19 in weeks places Forest Manor well within the guidelines for expanded visitation,” said Administrator Clay Pere. “We are prepared to welcome visitors immediately under responsible conditions. Forest Manor will still require masks and social distancing and we encourage outdoor visits as much as possible.”