Federal Statute and Guidance | Covid-19 | Nov 24, 2020
CMS Issues Holiday Leave Recommendations for Nursing Homes
CMS issued an alert to nursing home staff, residents and visitors urging compliance with guidelines for visitation and adherence to infection prevention protocols. The guidance recommends that facilities encourage virtual parties or visits that limit the risk of transmission, but provides additional recommendations for precautions that residents should take if they decide to take holiday leave to see family. CMS encouraged nursing homes to increase diligence on monitoring for signs and symptoms; testing; transmission-based precautions for any residents that were away from nursing homes during the holiday.