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Long-term care facilities are taking steps to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, long-term care facilities are restricting visitors in most cases.
The Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast features Dr. Brandon Verdoorn, a Mayo Clinic geriatrician. Dr. Verdoorn is also medical director of Charter House, a continuing care retirement community in Rochester, Minnesota, that is affiliated with Mayo Clinic. Dr. Verdoorn explains how staff are taking steps to keep residents safe and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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