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Relaxed coronavirus rules allowing care home residents to finally receive visitors home

For Brenda Hyland of Sweet Home, the coronavirus pandemic has meant more than not getting to eat out at restaurants.

She hasn’t hugged her mother since March 5.

“That’s a tough one,” she said, fighting back tears. “We’re a hugging family.”

Her mother, Marjorie Wilson, is a resident at Wiley Creek Community, which began allowing visits on July 25. She’s glad to be able to see her family again, as the restrictions have prevented her from going on her usual walks. “I feel like a hamster in a cage,” she said.

Oregon started allowing outdoor visitation at long-term care faci...

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