Updated Visitation Guidance 3.18.23

Updated Visitor Testing and Screening Guidance Revised March 17, 2023 The purpose of this health advisory is to announce that the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is fully aligning with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Nursing Home Visitation – COVID-19 (REVISED) regarding nursing home COVID-19 screening and visitor testing. Specifically, […]

Updated Visitation Guidance 11.23.21

Revised November 12, 2021 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its guidance for nursing home visitation. Visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times, in accordance with adherence to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention and control to mitigate the risk of infection spread. Residents may continue to deny […]

Skilled Nursing Facility Pandemic Emergency Plan (PEP) (09/15/2020)

Dear Family, Friends and Residents, On June 17, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into Law Chapter 114 of the Laws of 2020 creating a new subdivision 12 to section 2803 of the Public Health Law. The new subdivision requires that each residential health care facility, by September 15, 2020, prepare and make available to […]

Skilled Nursing Facility Visitation Update (September 2021)

Dear Family, Friends and Residents, New York State Department of Health recently announced the expiration of the Public Health Emergency and in this regard, “Caregiving Visitation” is currently no longer indicated at the time. Compassionate Care Visitation may still be permitted under certain circumstances. If vaccinated, please bring proof of vaccination with you for your visit. All […]