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CMS QSO-20-30-NH Recommendations on Nursing Homes Reopening

This memorandum provides recommendations for State and local officials to help them determine the level of mitigation needed for their communities’ Medicare/Medicaid certified long term care facilities (hereinafter, ‘nursing homes”) to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. We encourage State leaders to collaborate with the state survey agency, and State and local health departments to decide how these and other criteria or actions should be implemented in their state.