Florida – Since November 5th, the number of positive cases involving residents and staff at nursing homes and assisted living facilities is up. Last week, Florida’s Department of Health reported over 1300 new cases involving residents, a six-week high. In addition, those living in long term care are still accounting for 40% of COVID deaths statewide, according to data by the FL Department of Health.

Long term care associations are asking the public to help keep residents safe by always wearing their masks, adhering to social distancing guidelines. During the holidays, centers are asking families to keep gatherings small, short, and outside.