The federal government has had to issue guidelines for reopening nursing homes to visitors after the pandemic lockdown. Still more than half of the states have only authorized limited visitation. Many implemented safety procedures have become the new norm. Social distancing has kept people at a safe distance but taken away human contact. It is too soon to tell what the emotional impact this will have on people in the future. Although some nursing home visits have resumed, facilities have had to take extreme steps to minimize the chance of COVID returning and ravaging their clinics. This map of the US shows why these extreme measures had to be put in place.
This data ranks nursing homes with the most coronavirus deaths per 1,000 residents. Since July 30th Covid19 has broken out in 14,000 nursing homes across the US and caused 76,270 deaths according to the Kaiser Family Foundation as of 9/10/2020. The east coast has 2 out of the 25 top Covid19 deaths per 1,000 residents in MA and NJ. That's 595.75 and 584.68 respectively. Meadowview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center also in New Jersey experienced 145 deaths at their clinic alone ranking it number one on the top ten nursing homes by total coronavirus deaths.