The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 12, 2021 released a revision to the long-term care COVID-19 visitation regulations to allow visitors. This decision was based on the successful implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination and recent COVID-19 boosters in long-term care. Visitor restrictions have been in place to mitigate the risk of exposing vulnerable residents to COVID. Denali Center will continue to mitigate those risks to residents and staff with the following guidelines:
- All visitors must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry. Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine will not be allowed to enter the facility.
- There will be a COVID-19 screening area at the front entrance of Denali Center. Once you have screened, a staff member will review the screening and let you into the building.
- Visitors will be required to wear a face mask (provided at the front entrance), maintain physical distancing of at least six feet, and adhere to hand hygiene practices.
- Instructional signage will be throughout the facility with visitor education on COVID-19, including signs and symptoms, infection control precautions and other applicable facility practices (e.g., use of face covering or mask, hand hygiene, and specified entries, exits and routes to designated areas).
Visitors who are unable to adhere to these guidelines will not be permitted to visit or will be asked to leave.