Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials

Title
Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials
Memo #
QSO-20-30-NH
Posting Date
2020-05-18
Fiscal Year
2020
Summary
CMS is committed to taking critical steps to ensure America’s nursing homes are prepared to respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE). • Recommendations for State and Local Officials: CMS is providing recommendations to help determine the level of mitigation needed to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in nursing homes. The recommendations cover the following items: o Criteria for relaxing certain restrictions and mitigating the risk of resurgence: Factors to inform decisions for relaxing nursing home restrictions through a phased approach. o Visitation and Service Considerations: Considerations allowing visitation and services in each phase. o Restoration of Survey Activities: Recommendations for restarting certain surveys in each phase.