Nursing Home Visitation During COVID-19 - Updated Guidance

Published: 10/17/2022

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

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its guidance for visitation in nursing homes during COVID-19 outbreaks. According to CMS, nursing homes have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19, but the development and widespread adoption of the COVID-19 vaccines has mitigated the risks of unrestricted visitation in the early days of the pandemic. As of February 2022, approximately 87% of residents and 83% of staff are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, C

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