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No Visitor Policies and Vaccinations Come to Sweet Home


January 13, 2021

Kristy Naber is delighted by her lap companion, a young Black Lab named Benillie and owned by Abby Conner, a travelling CNA who brought in the dog to lift spirits and to provide unconditional love.

With the end of the holidays, the Sweet Memorial Nursing Home is implementing a two-week period of no visitors but welcoming the vaccine for COVID-19. Visitations are scheduled to restart after January 18.

According to Sweet Memorial Nursing Home (SMNH) Administrator Rebecca Shackelford, the "no visitors" policy is meant to mitigate a spike in COVID cases.

"The holidays felt different here for sure," Shackelford said. "But we have been without a positive COVID case since December 2, which has been a very welcome calm. Our residents were able to have some holiday visits, and that really h...

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