LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas officials have told the state’s nursing homes to screen staff and visitors over concerns about the new coronavirus.
The state departments of Health and Human Services on Monday issued a directive laying out screening procedures for long-term care facilities.
Arkansas hasn’t had any confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which causes the disease called COVID-19.
Visitors will be asked if they’ve been to countries with sustained transmission of COVID-19 or whether they have had contact with anyone infected with or investigated for COVID-19.
The screening procedures will also include temperature checks for visitors and staff.
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