The state Health Department revises its guidance for nursing home visitation so it aligns with that from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It permits visitation at all times and for all residents with limited exceptions for unvaccinated residents in areas of high community spread along with locations that have lower resident vaccination rates, residents with confirmed COVID-19 infection or those in isolation or quarantine. DOH strongly recommends that all facilities offer testing for visitors.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.