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Journal Article

Finding the right balance: an evidence-informed guidance document to support the re-opening of Canadian nursing homes to family caregivers and visitors during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Stall NM, Johnstone J, McGeer AJ, et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020;21(10):1365-1370.e7.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes limited access to visitors and family caregivers in order to limit virus transmission. Based on existing nursing home visitor policies, the authors developed data-driven, expert-reviewed guidance for re-opening Canadian nursing homes to family caregivers and visitors.