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CMS Urging NFs to Follow Established COVID-19 Guidelines This Holiday Season

Last updated on 11/20/2020

In advance of the approaching holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is urging nursing home staff, residents, and visitors to follow established guidelines for visitation and adherence to the core principles of infection prevention.

These guidelines include remaining six feet apart from individuals, wearing a face covering, and limiting the number of visitors in the nursing facility (NF) at any one time. Adherence to these principles is critical in preventing the spread of COVID-19. While the holiday season is typically a time for family and friends to gather, CMS implores staff, residents and visitors to exercise extreme caution this year.

Read the full alert (PDF).

Read the press release.