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West Virginia Health Care Association issues statement regarding nursing home reopening guidelines

Release from the WVHCA:

CHARLESTON – June 10, 2020 — The West Virginia Health Care Association’s CEO, Marty Wright, issued the following statement following todays’ statement by Governor Jim Justice on nursing home visitations:

“West Virginia nursing homes await the release of the reopening guidelines that are being developed by the state. Our priority has been and continues to be protecting our long-term care residents and staff from the COVID-19 virus, but we also recognize that visits with loved ones play an important role in mental and emotional health of both residents and their families. Our facilities are certainly anxious to reinstate visitation, but they also know that the virus still poses a significant threat.”


The West Virginia Health Care Association is West Virginia’s largest trade association representing nursing facilities and assisted living communities. The WVHCA is dedicated to helping maintain high standards of care for licensed long-term care facilities through leadership, education and advocacy. Its member facilities employ more than 18,000 people and care for around 10,000 West Virginians daily.