Earlier today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (“DHS”) released newly revised guidance for long term care facilities (nursing homes) and assisted living facilities. Significantly, DHS’s new guidance prohibits ALL visitation to long term care and assisted living facilities including visitors and non-essential health care personnel with the following limited exceptions:
- Certain compassionate care situations, such as an end-of-life situations, on a case-by-case basis;
- Health care workers that provide care to residents; and
- DHS Surveyors.