Screening of Staff and Visitors Entering Nursing Facilities to Continue

The nursing facility COVID-19 Response Emergency Rule expired on July 26, 2022. However, in accordance with CMS and CDC, nursing facilities must continue to screen staff and visitors for:

For residents, the CDC recommends evaluating all residents upon admission and at least daily. Ask residents to report if they feel feverish or have symptoms of COVID-19. Resident screenings must be documented in the resident’s chart.

NFs are required to have an Infection Prevention and Control Program based on national standards (26 TAC §554.1601).

Documentation of visitor and staff screening is no longer required.

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