CMS Urges Nursing Homes to Follow Established COVID Guidelines This Holiday Season

Published: 11/20/2020

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Relevant To:
  • Long Term Care

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
  • Limiting the number of visitors in the nursing home at any one time.

Adherence to these principles is critical in preventing the spre

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