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In this photo illustration a nurse helps his patients with breakfast...

In this photo illustration a nurse helps his patients with breakfast on June 11, 2020 in Bonn, Germany. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has asked the state Department of Health and Environmental Control to issue up-to-date guidelines for allowing visitation at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

McMaster said, “Restricting visitation in those facilities in March was a heartbreaking necessity to contain the spread of Covid-19 and save the lives of the state’s elderly and at-risk residents.”

He says the time has come though to expand current rules to allow in-person visitation by immediate family members, loved ones or caregivers.