Bloomberg Law
May 18, 2020, 10:27 PMUpdated: May 19, 2020, 12:30 AM

Federal Guidelines Pave Way for Nursing Homes to Reopen (1)

Tony Pugh
Tony Pugh

The Trump administration has issued new guidance that would eventually allow nursing homes nationwide to re-open to visitors—on a phased-in basis.

The recommendations call for all nursing home staff and residents to be tested for the coronavirus, and for state or local infections to be declining, before restrictions on visitation are relaxed or facilities reopened.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also wants all nursing home staff to be screened each day for respiratory symptoms and to be tested each week. The new guidance also calls for state officials to inspect nursing homes that had previous Covid-19 cases before ...

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