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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Booker Rest Home in Phase 2 of Governor's long-term plan

Staff works to ease social isolation


September 3, 2020

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Elsie Robins was up for some summer fun on July 24 during the bean bag toss.

DAYTON-The separation from family and friends and decreased socialization with each other have been difficult for Booker Rest Home residents since the facility was locked down in March to protect its vulnerable population.

There is now a little light at the end of the tunnel since Governor Jay Inslee announced his Safe Start for Long Term Care Facility Reopening Recommendations and Requirements on Aug. 12.

The good news is the Booker Rest Home is now in Phase 2 of the governor's four-phase approach to reopening, according to Katie Roughton, RN, DNS.

What that means is that if a resident is...

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