At the minimum, if s person is taking their last breaths they should have family and/or friends there to say i love you, it will be ok. Keeping family away is a form of, in my opinion, cruel and unusual punishment.
Both aspects of this petition are crucial: PPE must be available for both health care workers and one visitor per patient, and supportive visitors must be SCREENED. Without either requirement it won't work.
We lost our Mother to an infection during all this and we weren't able to see her until we put her on hospice. Its a damn shame something isnt done about this! If masks work, then LET US SEE OUR LOVED ONES before its too late!
Spiritual and emotional health are a large part of holistic healing! Being isolated is one of the worst things you could do to someone ill... praying for the families of those who had to die alone; what a horrific burden to bear...