Ottawa County issues visitation order for residential care facilities

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Posted at 5:12 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 17:17:19-04

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — Visitors are prohibited from entry into residential care facilities in Ottawa County.

The Ottawa County Department of Public Health issued the order on Friday. They say the order extends to outdoor visitations as well as indoor visitations.

The order takes effect Oct. 31.

Visitation exceptions include window visits, visits from a relative or guardian of a resident aged 21 or under, visits supporting Activities of Daily Living, visits for residents in hospice care or in serious or critical condition, medical service providers, non-medical service providers (e.g. hairdressers, religious services) under special circumstances, physicians and medical students, and volunteers trained in infection control.

A total of 5,410 positive cases of COVID-19 were reported across the county as of Oct. 29, according to the OCDPH, adding that 1,870 of them were reported in the last month alone. As a result, Ottawa County’s risk level has been moved to E, per the MI Safe Start Map.