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Governor Announces Limited Reopening of Long-Term Care Centers

Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced the limited reopening of long-term care centers, per the recommendations of a task force.

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He said Tuesday he’ll put recommendations into effect later today when he gets back to Tallahassee to officially sign off.

At a roundtable discussion last week in Orlando, the governor said he supports limited visitation – an indication that he planned to move forward with the plan.

“My view on all of this, since the beginning, is you got to do things to keep people safe – particularly our most vulnerable in those facilities,” DeSantis said. “But, just like anything else, you got to find a way to get stuff done, and this visitation is long overdue at this point. We’ve got to get it done.”

For many families, this move signals a long-awaited light at the end of the tunnel after being banned from visiting since March.

We’ll post more details as they become available.

Spectrum News reporter Cait McVey, who has done several stories in recent weeks about long-term care centers, will have more during our evening newscasts.

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