The Louisiana Nursing Home Association is preventing the Coronavirus from entering nursing homes in Louisiana by asking the public not to visit nursing facilities.
"LNHA asks that the public support efforts to protect nursing facility residents by not visiting a nursing facility until further notice in order to limit potential exposure," Mark Berger, executive director of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association said. "Loved ones should call the nursing facility to arrange alternative ways to communicate with residents."
There are no confirmed cases of the virus at any Louisiana nursing home at this time.
According to WBRZ, member facilities have implemented an extensive screening process of visitors, vendors and staff to prevent the introduction of the virus residents.
The LNHA represents more than 250 nursing facilities and assisted living communities that care for approximately 25,000 elderly and disabled individuals.