@AnicaPadilla / TwitterA group of seniors held a protest outside their Colorado nursing home on Oct. 8, 2020, over coronavirus restrictions. (@AnicaPadilla / Twitter)
A group of seniors held a protest outside their Colorado nursing home on Thursday over coronavirus restrictions.
More than 20 residents and staff members gathered on the street for nearly two hours, KCNC reported.
Residents of Fairacres Manor, a nursing home and rehab facility, have been unable to physically touch their family members since the start of the pandemic.
In accordance with Colorado’s coronavirus mandates, visitors to the nursing home must remain 6 feet apart and wear face protection.
Staff and residents sent letters to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment earlier this year in hopes of loosening these restrictions, according to the Greeley Tribune.