The New York Health Department on Tuesday relaxed nursing home restrictions for visitors amid protests from family members and industry groups.

The new guidelines, which go into effect this Thursday, will allow visitors into nursing homes that have been COVID-19 free for 14 days.

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The state halted most visits at care homes March 13 and started allowing visits at homes and assisted living facilities without a COVID-19 case among residents or staffers for 28 days.

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