Department of Public Health

DPH to Discuss Long-Term Care and Reopening COVID-19 Recovery Facilities

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health is in the process of reopening COVID-19 recovery facilities in the state, acting commissioner Dr. Deirdre Gifford.

COVID-19 recovery facilities are entire nursing homes or parts of nursing homes designated for the care of patients who do not need a full hospital level of coverage. Admission into a recovery facility is voluntary, Gifford said.

There are four recovery facilities in the state with locations in East Hartford, Torrington, Wallingford and Meriden, with capacity for up to 330 beds. Some locations, including the one in Meriden, have already reopened while others have openings planned in the coming weeks.

As of the week of November 11, the Department of Public Health recorded 122 positive COVID-19 cases in nursing homes between staff and residents.

If necessary, the department is ready to develop additional COVID-19 recovery wings, Gifford said.

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