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Posted on: October 2, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Governor's latest EO focuses on nursing homes

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-191, maintaining protections for Michigan’s most vulnerable populations living in congregate settings and staff. That and more in the Wayne County Report for October 2, 2020.

EO 2020-191 maintains the strong infection control protocols in nursing homes the governor put in place at the outset of this crisis, and protects residents from eviction and employees from retaliatory action for staying home when exhibiting symptoms. 

It also requires enhanced transparency and communications from nursing homes, expanding notification requirements for positive cases to include legal guardians, health proxies, prospective staff and residents. 

In order to improve resident well-being, the order lifts the previous prohibition on communal dining and instead requires both communal dining and group activities to be conducted consistent with CMS and DHHS guidance.

According to the countywide health data for October 1, 2020, Taylor reported eight new cases of COVID-19 for an overall total of 1,051. No new deaths were reported. That total remains 78.

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