Dear Absolut families – We are happy to see that the department of health has released guidance for a relaxed restriction visitation at long-term care facilities who have met the specific criteria. We know you are anxious and excited to see your loved one! That being said, we still have some work to do. New York State requires facilities to submit a safety plan and have many other criteria in place that include staff and residents of the facility remaining free of COVID for a minimum of 28 days, as well as providing a designated visitation area that allows for social distancing. There are also limitations on the number of visitors the facility can accommodate at one given time based on the census. As soon as we are approved through the Department of Health, we will be signing families up for visitation time slots. We are all anxious, and we appreciate your patience once again.