The nursing home oversight panel is devising suggestions for reform in long-term care facilities, which have been hard-hit by COVID-19.
The state has issued no mandate around visitor testing, leaving the decision up to the nursing homes.
The state public health department repealed its previous visitation requirement that residents must obtain a doctor’s note.
Under the new regulations, indoor visits are permitted so long as community spread is limited and proper precautions are taken.
Avery Nursing Home in Hartford and Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Hamden were each fined $1,140 for the lapse.