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Colorado Family Wants To Keep Vulnerable Loved Ones From Breaking Point

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LITTLE ITALY, 5280 BURGER, AND HARD ROCK CAFE, ALLOWING RESTAURANTS TO SERVE MORE CUSTOMERS WHAT CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY CAN'T DO WITH THE NEW SPACES, WILL COVER IDENTIFY

A COLORADO FAMILY IS ON A CRUSADE TO REUNITE FAMILIES DURING THE PANDEMIC, THEY WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE MORE ACCESS TO THEIR LOVED ONES LIVING IN LONG- TERM ADULT CARE FACILITIES KATIE, SOME OF THE FAMILIES THAT WE TALKED WITHIN THE PAST FEEL LIKE THEY ARE LIVING IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT Reporter: SOME RESIDENTS HERE HAVE REACHED A RAKING POINT, IMAGINE BEING COOPED UP IN THE SAME ROOM SINCE MARCH THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL BEGIN ALLOWING VISITATIONS AT FACILITIES LIKE THIS ONE, AS LONG AS IT IS OUTSIDE AND WITH AN APPOINTMENT DONNA IS 92 YEARS YOUNG, SHE LIVES IN THE HALLMARK NURSING CENTER IN DENVER

HER FAMILY SAYS IT WAS A GREAT PLACE FOR HER, BUT SINCE THE PANDEMIC HIT, DONNA HAS BEEN LONELY AND DEPRESSED DONNA'S DAUGHTER PATRICIA TELLS ME HER MOM HAS NOT BEEN ALLOWED TO LEAVE FOR MONTHS, STATE, AND OTHERS WERE NOT ALLOWED SUSHI GO OUT OF HER DOOR AND DOWN THE HALLWAY BUT SHE CAN GO ANYWHERE TRIP SHE VISITS WITH HER MOM OUTSIDE HER BEDROOM WINDOW, BUT HER MOM IS NEARLY BLIND AND HAS TROUBLE SEEING HER FAMILY AND SOCIAL ISOLATION CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF DEMENTIA BY 58% PEOPLE WHO ARE I SLATED FOR A LONG TIME AND AWAY FROM THEIR LOVED ONES, THEY GET INTO A DEPRESSION Reporter: SHE'S BEEN WAITING FOR WEEKS TO FIND OUT WHEN IN PERSON VISITS CAN BE LOGGED

SHE'S FINALLY GETTING THE NEWS THAT SHE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR, IN PERSON VISITS WILL BE ALLOWED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY THIS IS ABOUT SAFETY AND WELFARE OF THE RESIDENTS NEEDS FACILITIES RANDY SAYS ONLY FACILITIES THAT DON'T HAVE OUTBREAKS CAN ACCEPT VISITORS, NO MORE THAN SIX AT A TIME, AND VISITORS MUST WEAR MASKS THOSE WITH SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO VISIT THIS IS ABOUT SAFETY DECISIONS AND THINGS WE BEEN CALLED UPON TO DO IN PUBLIC HEALTH

THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS THIS IS THE FIRST STEP IN ALLOWING VISITATIONS AT FACILITIES LIKE THIS ONE NEXT IT WILL BE UP TO STATE OFFICIALS TO LOOK AT HOW THEY CAN SAVE YELLOW INDOOR VISITATIONS LIVE IN DENVER, KATIE WEISS, COVERING COLORADO FIRST THE GOVERNOR SAYS KEEPING THEM VULNERABLE POPULATION AT HOME IS ONE OF THE AREAS COLORADO NEEDS TO EXCEL IN, THERE'S OTHERS INCLUDE KEEPING UP SOCIAL DISTANCING, TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS HAS GONE DOWN AGAIN, THERE ARE NO 141

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