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Methodist in the Media

Dunklau Gardens Returning to Indoor Visitation

Published: March 18, 2021

For the first time in more than a year, residents at Fremont’s Dunklau Gardens can hug their family. The announcement came last week after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded guidance on indoor visitation in nursing homes.

The decision was made to roll back regulations after “significant reductions in COVID-19 infections and transmission resulting from ongoing infection control practices and high vaccination rates in the nursing home population,” following the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CMS.

Rachel Reiman, administrator of post-acute services at Dunklau Gardens, a short- and long-term care facility, said the announcement brought “lots of smiles and energy” from both staff and residents.

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