Revised Skilled Nursing Facility Visitation (02/23/2021)

February 23, 2021

Dear Family, Friends and Residents,

On February 23, 2021, the Department of Health (“Department”) issued guidance to nursing homes (NH) indicating revised facility visitation protocols.  The information contained in this directive supersedes and replaces previously issued guidance and recommendations regarding general nursing home visitation and is consistent with CMS and CDC guidelines on such topic.

Beginning February 26, 2021, eligible nursing homes may expand visitation and/or activities under this revised guidance if able to continue following the core principles of infection control and prevention, in accordance with the directed conditions.

For additional information, and to find out if your loved one’s facility meets the conditions for visitation, please contact the facility directly and view the links below.

Click below for a copy of our Safety Plan:

Click below for a copy of a Visitor Expectation Fact Sheet:

Click below for information on how to properly wear a face mask:

Click below for a copy of the NYS Department of Health Guidance:


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