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COVID-19 Visitors Resources

  • CDC Guidance – Visitation – Post-Acute Care Including Nursing Homes (3/16/21)
    During the pandemic, guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has limited (except for compassionate care situations) indoor visitation for residents in post-acute care facilities when the COVID-19 county positivity rate is >10% or when there is an outbreak occurring in the facility. Relaxing current restrictions on indoor visitation might increase the risk for transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in post-acute care facilities. However, vaccination of residents and HCP can mitigate some of these risks, and expanding visitation has substantial benefits to residents.
  • CMS Letter on Revised Guidance For Nursing Home Visitation (Posted 3/22/21)
    CMS recommends continuing to take precautions to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, however, remains vitally important
  • CMS Memo on New Guidance for Visitation in Nursing Homes (Posted 3/22/21)
    Visitation Guidance: CMS is issuing new guidance for visitation in nursing homes during the COVID-19 PHE, including the impact of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Connecting While Social Distancing v1 (Released 4/1/20)
    With the spread of the coronavirus, facilities must also devote time to ensure that their residents do not succumb to the negative effects of social isolation. With this in mind, staff may consider adopting the following practices to encourage communication with residents’ family and friends.
  • Connecting While Social Distancing - Spanish v1 (Released 4/6/20)
    With the spread of the coronavirus, facilities must also devote time to ensure that their residents do not succumb to the negative effects of social isolation. With this in mind, staff may consider adopting the following practices to encourage communication with residents’ family and friends. (Spanish version)
  • Core Principles of Indoor Visitation v1 (Released 11/16/20)
    Infographics/Signage with reminders of the core principles of Indoor Visitation
  • Core Principles of Indoor Visitation - Spanish v1 (Released 11/23/20)
    Infographics/Signage with reminders of the core principles of Indoor Visitation (Spanish version)
  • Interim Guidance for Communal Activities and Visitation (Released 3/18/21)
    Recommendations for communal activities and visitation in post-acute and long-term care facilities from The Society For Post-Acute And Long-Term Care Medicine.
  • MDHHS Residential Care Visitation Order
    A safe plan for visitation, and continues necessary protections for residents and staff in facilities across the state fo Michigan
  • Re-entry Guidance for Medical Device Representatives (Released 4/14/2021)
    Principles and considerations presented by the AHA, AORN, and AdvaMed, intended to guide facilities, health care personnel, and medical device representatives as they adopt access policies that support safe reentry of medical device representatives into the facility.
  • Visitor Informed Consent & Assumption of Risk v2 (Revised 7/14/20)
    Policy and acknowledgment form to inform visitors of the potential exposure and accept that they knowingly assume the risk of COVID-19 exposure
  • Visitor Informed Consent & Assumption of Risk - Spanish v2 (Revised 7/15/20)
    Policy and acknowledgment form to inform visitors of the potential exposure and accept that they knowingly assume the risk of COVID-19 exposure. (Spanish version)
  • Visitor Notice for Door v2 (Updated 6/15/20)
    Notification to post of your facility's door notifying visitors of isolation practices.
  • Visitor Notice for Door - Spanish v2 (Updated 6/23/20)
    Notification to post of your facility's door notifying visitors of isolation practices. (Spanish version)
  • Visitor Recommendations v1 (Released 3/17/20)
    CMS is recommending only those needed to provide care and keep the building operating should be admitted to a facility at this time. All others and anyone with fever or respiratory symptoms should be excluded.
  • Visitor Recommendations - Spanish v1 (Released 3/18/20)
    CMS is recommending only those needed to provide care and keep the building operating should be admitted to a facility at this time. All others and anyone with fever or respiratory symptoms should be excluded. (Spanish version)
  • Visitor Sign In Sign Out Log & Policy v8 (Revised 7/23/20)
    Policy for screening anyone who enters the facility, plus a visitor sign in log.
  • Visitor Sign In Sign Out Log & Policy - Spanish v8 (Revised 7/23/20)
    Policy for screening anyone who enters the facility, plus a visitor sign in log. (Spanish version)
  • Visitation Toolkit v3 (Released 3/23/21)
    As facilities across the country begin opening up for visitation, we have a toolkit to help maintain safety.