On Friday March 14, 2020, Community Care Licensing (CCL) issued the following Provider Information Notice (PIN) 20-07-ASC: PREVENTION, CONTAINMENT, MITIGATION MEASURES, AND STATEWIDE WAIVER FOR CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19).
Earlier on Friday March 14, 2020, CMS issued the following guidance pertaining to visitors at nursing facilities.
Restrictions on Visitors to Assisted Living
At Governor Newsom’s press conference on Sunday March 15, 2020, he announced a prohibition on visitors to Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities, except in end-of-life situations. We are awaiting official written direction, but while that is still pending, we want to get this information to you right away. As soon as the written directive is available, we will forward it to you.
Self-Isolation for Those Over 65
The Governor’s directive also included that all persons 65 and older should self-isolate, which should apply to most residents of Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs).
6Beds will continue to monitor the situation and the impact on Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFEs) and Adult Residential Facilities (ARFs) in California. It is also advisable to consult your local public health department for any specific guidance applicable in your local community.