By CBS3 Staff

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — The State of New Jersey is urging long-term care facilities to allow in-person visits to match with new federal guidance. In areas where COVID-19 activities are high, Gov. Phil Murphy said vaccinated residents should be able to receive visitors.

The Office of Long-term Care Ombudsman is offering to help solve “unwarranted roadblocks,” Gov. Murphy said.

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“Visitation options for essential caregivers, compassionate care and outdoor visits will continue to be available,” Murphy said.

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