The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) recently revised its visitation policy. Visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times, except if visitors are Covid positive or experiencing symptoms. You do not have to make an appointment.
Doors will continue to be locked because visitors still need to be screened and to adhere to all core principles of infection prevention.
Visitation in resident rooms will be allowed with a roommate. If visitor and residents are fully vaccinated, masks are currently recommended. If a visitor is unvaccinated, masks must be worn by both visitor and residents. Also, while visiting, movement in the facility is limited. This includes not walking through hallways, stopping at the nurse’s station, or entering offices with or without the resident.
As of this date, our community’s positivity rate for COVID is at a high level of transmission. With that being said, the following is being dictated by CMS:
“If the nursing home’s county COVID-19 community level of transmission is substantial to high, all residents and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, should wear face coverings or masks and physically distance, at all times.”
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