COVID-19 Coronavirus and Impact on Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care Facilities and Senior Centers

Updated 10/8/2021

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The Vermont Long-Term Care Ombudsman Project promotes the rights of people getting long-term care services. If you have questions or concerns, contact us. Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are working and available by phone during the COVID-19 crisis. Call us at 1-800-889-2047 or fill out our online form.

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the State of Vermont placed prohibitions and restrictions on visiting nursing homes, residential care homes and assisted living residences. This is because older people are more likely to get seriously ill from the virus.

The Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) puts out updated guidance to long-term care facilities. The latest guidance can be found here on the DAIL website.

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