Do not visit anyone face to face, either in a long-term care setting or outside in the community. Due to recognized spread in long-term care settings and the Safer at Home Order, this now includes not making “window visits” at any nursing home or assisted living community.
So now, even when your loved one is lonely, you can’t even stand on the lawn and chat with them through glass. This isn’t helpful and will not prevent any infections. What it will do is make our elderly more lonely and more despondent. This is just cruel.
The thing is Evers and Palm didn’t even have the gumption to do this themselves, leaving it to lower-echelon apparatchiks.
Are the windows at the long term care facilities so drafty that it can stop the transmission of viruses? Seriously had the states implemented common sense restrictions back when the first cases where reported in LYCF im Washington the numbers of death would be lower and the media would have not been able to create as much panic.
Liberals tend to be cruel in exercise of their dictatorial power.
Awful. Just awful.
This is liberal stupidity at it’s worst.
I challenge the 3 Stooges to defend this.
There is no need to insult the American icons: Moe, Larry, and Curly.
Now if you were insulting Shemp, that is OK.
Shemp is also too good to be insulted like this. Joe Besser and Curley Joe, on the other hand,….
My apologies. You are correct.
I’d say the 3 Blind Mice but that would be insulting the rodent family.
I was going to say the 3 lefty losers but I like Phil Mickelson.
What a quandary.
Wow. A recommendation from the Board on Aging and Long Term Care magically transforms into a cruel edict from the Governor.
What, AFP WI doesn’t have anything else to do, so they recommend that Owen just try to poop on the Guv at every turn?
They all are symptomatic of EDS. Good thing we have a good dose of common sense to keep us derangement free and open to scientific and medical knowledge. Stay safe.
We can applaud even severe measures temporarily enacted to fix a severe problem, but any “emergency declarations” can no longer come from a single person.
When our governor throws an ongoing election into confusion by a last minute EO, one he knows he has no authority to make because he previously explained that, he needs to be removed from office and tried for misconduct in public ofice.
He then decided to close all the state parks and forests near the two biggest urban areas of the state, severely limiting peoples choices to de-stress, exercise, and get what enjoyment they can in these hard times. People are not going to stop going outside but they are going to be crammed more tightly together.
Now he issues an edict that directly and very negatively affects the mental health of our elderly citizens. He is operating on the principle of “Make it hurt”. that the Obama Admin used during a previous government shutdown. He will try to deflect blame for the harm caused by his decisions to the republicans per the usual playbook.
“Good thing we have a good dose of common sense to keep us derangement free and open to scientific and medical knowledge. Stay safe.”
Now, that is funny.
You do have a sense of humor.
And nice escaping reality.
Mike, where’s your evidence that Evers issued this “edict”?
Read the link. It’s a recommendation at best.
From Evers EO. This is not a suggestion.
Mike, Owen’s post is about a recommendation from the Board on Aging and Long Term Care.
jjf, My parents are in a senior community. That community like every other senior community takes this as an order. This is very similar to Obama’s “Dear Colleague” letters, recommendations with an implied threat of legal action from the department that licenses these facilities.
This was also issued as new cases are leveling off, showing that additional measures further restricting people are not warranted. These measures will have a cost in lives lost to depression, to shortened lifespan due to delayed access to elective medical procedures that mitigate small problems before they become life threatening, to increased crime, and a host of other problems caused by the lockdown.
I’d say we haven’t heard from the Board, nor from the long-term care operators. How were “window meets” actually taking place? Maybe the operators didn’t like them for other reasons.
And looky there, it wasn’t an “edict from Evers.”
Numerous accounts? What, 2? 10?
And who made the complaints?
I have worked at many nursing homes in my life and I have never seen an open window where they can hug. It is probably against code to have such an open window.
So, I would be contacting those term communities and ask them why they no screens on their windows.
So, I call BS on their supposed evidence and complaints.
Mar, feel free to make an open records request to the board if it bothers you that much. You think “code” would prevent a family from opening a window during one of these type of visits?