Q&A: Dr. Joe Kanter On The Risks of Reopening Louisiana Nursing Homes

Sep 25, 2020

Nursing homes across the state are now open for family visitation, after the federal government released new guidelines last week.

But the rules are far less stringent than what the state health department had been planning, and the reopening raises the risks of an outbreak at facilities that witnessed high rates of COVID-19 early in the pandemic. Reporter Rosemary Westwood spoke with Dr. Joe Kanter, the director of region one of the Louisiana Department of Health.