COVID-19: CMS QSO Memo Details Nursing Home Reopening Recommendations for State and Local Officials (5/20)

By CMS - May 19, 2020

• Recommendations for State and Local Officials: CMS is providing recommendations to help determine the level of mitigation needed to prevent the transmission of COVID19 in nursing homes. The recommendations cover the following items:

o Criteria for relaxing certain restrictions and mitigating the risk of resurgence: Factors to inform decisions for relaxing nursing home restrictions through a phased approach.

o Visitation and Service Considerations: Considerations allowing visitation and services in each phase.

o Restoration of Survey Activities: Recommendations for restarting certain surveys in each phase.