Starting Sept. 4, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and assisted living centers may allow for outdoor visitations. To participate, nursing homes must meet several requirements, including, but not limited to:

  • Not having a current outbreak;
  • Having a testing plan and updated written Infection Control or Preparedness plan for COVID-19; and
  • Having adequate personal protective equipment.

Details are outlined in N.C. DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen’s Secretarial Order, which remains in effect through Sept. 22.