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More Than Five Months Later, Some L.A. Nursing Home Residents Still Aren’t Allowed Outside

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In March, nursing home residents were confined to their facilities to keep the coronavirus from spreading. L.A.’s medically fragile residents have been hit hard — more than 2,000 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19.

More than five months later, some nursing home residents feel like they're in prison amidst the seemingly endless COVID-19 restrictions on their visitors and movements.

Citing the potential for transmitting the virus, some nursing home administrators say they can’t allow residents to leave and may evict them if they do.

L.A. County estimates it's receiving between 25 and 35 complaints from nursing home residents each week.

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