BOONEVILLE, Miss (WTVA)- It has been almost a year since residents at assisted living centers and nursing homes visited with their family members because of the pandemic. Last week, for some facilities visitors were allowed back in.
The director at Longwood Community Living Center told us the center is now 100% vaccinated and case numbers around the city are down. Because of this they are able to reopen.
The director said when they started visits back last week residents and employees were all in tears of joy.
Resident, George Scott has been at Longwood for about three years now. Scott says the staff kept him company when his family wasn’t able to visit because of the pandemic. He is excited to be able to see his family though, “Its great, I get to see my grand baby and my boys.”
If you want to come to visit anyone at any of the Community Living Center facilities you will still have to follow CDC guidelines. That means having no symptoms, getting your temperature checked, and wearing a mask.