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Medical facilities change visitor rules amid coronavirus concerns

Posted at 5:18 PM, Mar 12, 2020

PUEBLO — Hospices and nursing homes across the state, including in Pueblo, announced changes to visitor policies as coronavirus concerns continue.

Most groups that take care of the elderly were trying to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by asking visitors to avoid those types of places for now.

Employees are going through screenings including having their temperature checked and answering questions.

"Well this is hugely important because we're trying to be very proactive in keeping the virus out of our community. The measures that we have in place are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control," said Rochelle Kelly Wristen from Primrose Retirement Communiies.

Family members or friends who need to go to a Pueblo nursing home or hospice center were asked to call ahead of time.