Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in nursing homes (REVISED)

Title
Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in nursing homes (REVISED)
Memo #
QSO-20-14-NH REVISED
Posting Date
2020-03-13
Fiscal Year
2020
Summary
CMS is committed to taking critical steps to ensure America’s health care facilities andclinical laboratories are prepared to respond to the threat of the COVID-19.•Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 -CMS is providingadditional guidance to nursing homes to help them improve their infection control andprevention practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, including revisedguidance for visitation. .•Coordination with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local public health departments - We encourage all nursing homes to monitor the CDC website for information and resources and contact their local health department when needed (CDC Resources for Health Care Facilities:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/facility-planning-operations.html.