Do not visit La. nursing homes as coronavirus spreads, association says

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NEW ORLEANS — The association in charge of the state’s nursing homes is urging the public not to visit assisted living communities as the coronavirus, which causes the potentially deadly COVID-19 disease, spreads across Louisiana. 

The Louisiana Nursing Home Association represents more than 250 nursing facilities that house more than 25,000 elderly people and people with disabilities across the state. On Tuesday, in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus to these groups, LNHA officials told people not to call, not visit, their loved ones. 

“LNHA asks that the public support efforts to protect nursing facility residents by not visiting a nursing facility until further notice in order to limit potential exposure,” said Mark Berger, executive director of the LNHA told WBRZ. “Loved ones should call the nursing facility to arrange alternative ways to communicate with residents.” 

As of Tuesday morning, there were no confirmed or suspected

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