Governor’s Safer at Home Amendment for Long-Term Care Facilities

The Alabama State Veterans Homes have developed plans to resume resident visits that meet federal guidelines and the criteria of Governor Ivey’s Safer at Home amendment for long-term care facilities.

Indoor and Outdoor visitation will be available to families through a scheduling process with mandatory restrictions to meet federal and state guidelines.

Indoor visitation will be allowed under more restrictive criteria to include: no positive COVID cases for 14 days for veterans and staff. Scheduled indoor visitation will be permitted when local county positivity rates are at lower levels, which the homes track weekly. Outdoor visitation must also be scheduled and adhere to the six-foot social distancing guidelines. All scheduled visits allow up to two visitors and 30-minute visitation time.

Our resident’s and staff’s safety and well-being remain our top priority as we reopen the state veterans homes for visits by family members and caregivers while taking measures to prevent further transmission of the COVID-19 virus. During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, we allowed families to participate in virtual visits through FaceTime and Skype. Each home allowed window visits for families over the last few months as well. Families with additional questions regarding visitation guidelines are encouraged to contact the home in their area for further guidance.