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Springfield – Residents in nursing homes across the state who have not been able to connect with their loved ones or join religious events during the COVID-19 pandemic must now be given a virtual visitation option, thanks to a measure signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker Friday. 

 
Senate Bill 2137, sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader, Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16) and Rep. Anna Moeller (D-43), passed the measure with bi-partisan support during the spring session.  The new law will go into effect upon the Governor’s enactment into law today. 

“Our state’s most vulnerable residents in nursing homes

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