During the pandemic, residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) took necessary measures to stop the spread of Covid-19. This involved restricting physical contact and social interaction for their residents. However, these measures can cause residents to experience isolation and loneliness. This bill would require a facility with existing internet service to have available at least one internet access tool with videoconference technology. By having a common internet access tool, residents will be able to safely connect with family—especially those with underlying medical conditions.

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