COVID-19 Data & Updates

How facilities can safely recognize holidays (PDF) - Updated November 18, 2020

Refer to our holiday recommendations. Here’s how facilities can find new ways to recognize the holidays without parties or gatherings that could raise the risk of spreading 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.

Nursing Home COVID-19 Data Release External FAQs (PDF) – Updated June 4, 2020

Read frequently asked questions (FAQs) about nursing home inspections and COVID-19 data collection and posting.

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Testing at Skilled Nursing Facilities/ Nursing Homes (PDF)

Get COVID-19 nursing home testing details.

Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes (PDF) – Updated November 18, 2020

Use this toolkit to find many new ways states are using to protect our nation’s vulnerable nursing home residents during COVID-19.

Nursing Home Visitation - COVID-19 (PDF) - Updated September 17, 2020

Find information about nursing home reopening, visitation, and testing requirements.

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.

Updated Testing Requirements in Nursing Homes & Laboratories (PDF)

Nursing homes and clinical laboratories can get guidance and survey tools to help stop the spread of COVID-19 to nursing home residents and front line staff.

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit – Updated September 9, 2020

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.

Long Term Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities and/or Nursing Facilities): CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 (PDF) – Updated July 9, 2020

See a summary of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules that give the American health care system flexibility to respond to COVID-19.