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CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

June 14, 2022

CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

New Admission Quarantine and Testing Reminder

Members are reminded that the CDC issued guidance on Feb. 2, 2022 recommending quarantine and testing of all new nursing home admissions and those who have left the facility for over 24 hours.

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June 13, 2022

CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

CDC Holds Training on Event-Level Vaccination Data Form

Training slides, notes now available.

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May 31, 2022

CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

NHSN Implements Reporting Changes

The CDC streamlines nursing home COVID-19 reporting modules, although several new questions have been added.

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May 31, 2022

CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

CDC Updates Key COVID-19 Vaccination Web Page Confirming Nursing Home Routine Testing Requirement for Unboosted 50+ Staff

The CDC revised the definition of "up to date" with COVID-19 vaccinations on its web page for the general public, which is referenced as the source of the "up to date" definition in the CMS nursing home testing guidance. Nursing homes are now required to conduct routine testing of staff over age 50 who are eligible for the second booster shot, but have not received it.

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May 23, 2022

CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

CDC Strengthens 2d COVID Booster Recommendation for Adults 50 and Over

The CDC now recommends a second booster for adults age 50 and over, when 4 months has elapsed after the first booster. The stronger recommendation was accompanied by a new definition of "up to date" with vaccinations.  Under the new definition, adults age 50 and over are "up to date" when they have received a second booster if eligible.

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February 22, 2022

CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

CDC Releases Updated Guidance on Use of Antigen Testing in LTC Settings

Updates seek to streamline guidance by linking to previously updated guidance on how testing is used in determining work restrictions and mitigating staffing shortages among health care personnel, clarify when and how to conduct confirmatory testing following use of antigen tests in LTC.

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February 8, 2022

CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

New CDC Guidance on Infection Prevention and Up-to-Date Vaccination Status

Members urged to review guidance documents in their entirety.

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February 2, 2022

CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Spread in Nursing Homes
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February 1, 2022

CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

CDC Guidance on Contact Tracing When Outbreak Occurs

Clarification on CDC outbreak testing recommendations when an outbreak occurs in the nursing home setting.

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January 21, 2022

CDC Guidance for Nursing Homes

Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages

This guidance is to assist health care facilities in mitigating health care personnel staffing shortages that might occur because of COVID-19.

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