Safer at Home: Nursing Homes and Congregate Care Facilities

 

 

 

 

 

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Worksites

  • Restrict visitation of non-essential individuals

    • Facilities shall post signage clearly summarizing the essential individual visitor policy, such as vendors providing necessary supplies or services for the facility or residents, and individuals necessary for the physical and/or mental well-being of the residents

  • All facilities must develop an appropriate isolation plan and file w/ CDPHE no later than May 1, 2020

Employees

  • All employees, contractors,  and essential individuals entering the premises must complete health screening prior to entering facility (Additional Guidance)

  • Screening documentation must be maintained until further notice and made available upon request to CDPHE. After screening, if an essential visitor is allowed into the facility, they must: 

    • Limit their movement within the facility to the resident’s room

    • Limit surfaces touched

    • Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) – gown, gloves and mask

    • Limit physical contact with resident

  • Only be two essential visitors per resident at a given time.

To protect residents

  • No communal dining

  • Active health screen for all residents 

  • When visitation is necessary or allowable (e.g., in end-of-life scenarios), facilities should make efforts to allow for safe visitation for residents

  • No congregating 

This guidance is for:
  • Long-term care facilities

  • Skilled nursing facilities

  • Nursing facilities

  • Assisted living facilities

  • Intermediate care facilities 

  • Group homes

  • Independent living facilities