CHICAGO (CBS) — With many nursing dwelling residents totally vaccinated, their households thought this was the sunshine on the finish of a yr of loneliness.
The solely downside is nothing has modified.
CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey has been pushing for solutions from the state which stated it’s nonetheless engaged on it.
The federal authorities already up to date its steering with regards to totally vaccinated nursing dwelling residents. But the state informed it’s reviewing these suggestions. It had its personal questions.
Meanwhile, households stated their family members can’t wait for much longer.
“I’ll stand outdoors her window and I’ll name her on the cellphone and I attempt to speak to her.”
This has been the norm for a yr for Judith Demos and her soon-to-be 96-year-old mom.
“It’s simply such a tragic state of affairs,” Demos stated.
Even although each of them are totally vaccinated, her mother is in isolation resulting from a optimistic COVID check from a workers member at her long run care facility. So for now, no guests, no actions.
“I can’t get in. But but, individuals who refuse to be vaccinated, they’re allowed to go in,” Demos stated.
She was informed that not all workers opted to be vaccinated. IDPH stated there isn’t any federal or state mandate for workers to obtain it. And that as of Tuesday afternoon, it’s nonetheless engaged on steering that covers the foundations for totally vaccinated people.
“It doesn’t make any sense.”
Shannon Davis stated it’s taken too lengthy. Her mom lives in an assisted dwelling facility.
“Yeah, I imply her her weight might be the best factor like to trace,” Davis stated.
She’s additionally watched as her mom as withered bodily and mentally throughout her yr in isolation. She thought the vaccination would assist flip that round. But her mom can be nonetheless in quarantine, resulting from optimistic workers check.
“Why are they of their bedrooms? They’re all vaccinated. They ought to be capable to come out in small teams,” Davis stated.
A consulting agency for her mom’s nursing dwelling stated it’s ready on up to date steering from IDPH. And that altering steering has been very tough to operationalize shortly as federal, as state and native well being departments all present steering and suggestions.
Davis and Demos stated they’re pushing for an replace as quickly as attainable.
“You know me, you recognize we’ll nonetheless go in put on a masks, you recognize, sort of keep a bit distance however you recognize they’ve been in there for thus lengthy, Demos stated.
“The guidelines need to meet up with what’s happening proper now,” Davis stated.
The state of Indiana additionally has not provide you with their up to date steering for totally vaccinated residents.