The updated federal guidelines were released on Friday, and effective immediately in New York, it’s going into full effect.
According to Fort Hudson Nursing Home in Washington County: “We implemented the new standards yesterday — as all nursing facilities were directed to do.”
According to the notice from DOH, the new guidance “supersedes and replaces any/all previously issued guidance and recommendations regarding nursing home visitation previously issued by the Department.”
Featured in bold red letters on the guidance from both CMS and DOH:
Check out the DOH guidance below: