Nursing Home Visitation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF) - Updated January 6, 2022
Refer to the new CMS guidance for visitation in nursing homes during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), including the impact of COVID-19 vaccination.
Infographic - How to Safely Conduct Visits to Nursing Homes (PDF) - Updated January 6, 2022
A resource that is available for nursing home providers, patients, caregivers and CMS partners, describing how to safely conduct visits to nursing homes during this time of spiking COVID cases around the country.
CMS Launches New Medicare.gov Tool to Compare Nursing Home Vaccination Rates - Updated September 21, 2021
Access this Medicare.gov tool to check COVID-19 vaccination rates for nursing home staff and residents.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit – Updated August 19, 2021
Use this toolkit to help stay up-to-date on CMS and HHS’ COVID-19 links to useful information, news and updates, stakeholder calls, and other resources.
Biden-Harris Administration Takes Additional Action to Protect America’s Nursing Home Residents from COVID-19 - Updated August 18, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is developing an emergency regulation requiring staff vaccinations within the nation’s more than 15,000 Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing homes.
Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes (PDF) – Updated June 2021
Use this toolkit to find many new ways states are using to protect our nation’s vulnerable nursing home residents during COVID-19.
CDC COVID-19 Nursing Homes & Long-term Care Facilities
Find information about CDC infection prevention and control recommendations for long-term care facilities, testing guidance, training resources for staff, and resources for communicating with residents and families.
CMS Releases New Tools to Streamline Certification for Labs Testing for COVID-19
Learn more about the new tools that aim to reduce burdensome paperwork and authorization delays for laboratories seeking Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification to test for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Compliance with Residents’ Rights Requirement Related to Nursing Home Residents’ Right to Vote
Read our affirmation about nursing home residents’ right to vote. While the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency has limited visits to help residents, nursing homes must still make sure residents are able to exercise their Constitutional right to vote.
CMS-CDC Fundamentals of COVID-19 Prevention for Nursing Home Management
Get self-paced training on 13 topics that nursing home partners must know to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Training Program to Strengthen Nursing Home Infection Control Practices
The CMS Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff & Management is available now, with five specific modules designed for frontline clinical staff and 10 designed for nursing home management. The training is available on the CMS Quality, Safety & Education Portal.
COVID 2019 CMS Emergencies page
Get general information, including educational resources, technical guides and fact sheets relevant to COVID 19.
COVID-19 Nursing Home Data
See the data reported by nursing homes to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system COVID-19 Long Term Care Facility Module, including resident impact, facility capacity, staff and personnel, supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilator capacity, and supplies. See data by state and facility, with statistics on resident cases and deaths.