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Inside CMS - 05/21/2020

CMS: Nursing Homes Should Test Residents, Staff Before Reopening

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / May 18, 2020 at 8:41 PM
Nursing homes should test all residents and staff for COVID-19 prior to reopening for visitors, according to guidance put out by the Trump administration on Monday (May 18) meant to mitigate transmissions as some states start to relax social distancing restrictions. State leaders should collaborate with state survey agencies and state and local health departments to decide how to implement the recommendations -- but only after a careful review of community, facility and state factors, CMS said Monday. These factors...


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