Standards and Guidelines: COVID-19 Visitation
Manual-Nursing-Infection Control- Outbreak Management
|Date Implemented: 3/15/2021|
|Date Reviewed/ Revised: 04/06/22|
|Reviewed/ Revised By: CCO|
This facility will allow visitation of all visitors and non-essential health care personnel and can be conducted through different means based on the facility’s structure and residents’ needs, such as in resident rooms, dedicated visitation spaces, and outdoors. The visitation will be person-centered, consider the resident’s physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being, and support their quality of life. Exceptions will be in accordance with current CMS directives and CDC recommendations, or as directed by state government (whichever is more stringent).
“Fully Vaccinated” refers to a person who is ≥ 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥ 2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine.
“Unvaccinated” refers to a person who does not fit the definition of “fully vaccinated,” including people whose vaccination status is not known.
“Up to date” means a person has received all recommended doses in their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine, and a booster dose when eligible.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic. Located at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/infection-control-recommendations.html. Accessed September 2021.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (3/10/2022) QSO-20-39-NH: Nursing Home Visitation – COVID-19 (REVISED).
Governor Ron DeSantis. FLgov. No Patient Left Alone Act. Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Bill to Guarantee Visitation Rights for Patients and their Families (flgov.com) SB 988 retrieved on 04-07-22.