During the first three months of the pandemic, Coe kept a bed in his office because he didn’t want to infect his family and wanted to reassure his staff he was there for them.
Katie Finn stays in virtual contact with her grandmother in nursing home.
Palm Springs Desert Sun
Plagued by some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks, skilled nursing facilities in California will now be expected to do more to prevent the spread of infectious diseases from spreading thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday.
AB-2644, which was introduced by Assemblymember Jim Wood, D-Santa Rosa, in February, aims to protect residents as well as health care workers by requiring additional staffing and increasing reporting requirements. It requires each facility to have a full-time staff member, or the equivalent, dedicated to infection prevention and control.
It also requires facilities to report each disease-related death to the California Department of Public Health within 24 hours, and requires the state tomake the total number of deaths available on its website weekly.
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