The following information was sent out to ALCs by Marnie Mountjoy (DAIL) on October 13, 2020. We're sending it out again and copying our PC providers as it pertains to them as well.
Click Here to see a revised copy of the LTCF Guidance-Phased Restoration document.
In her communication, Marnie highlights the following excerpt:
The key determinants for resuming limited visitation should be:
1) upholding principles of person-centered care by considering each resident’s physical, mental and psychosocial well-being,
2) adhering to established social distancing guidelines of at least six feet between a resident and any other person,
3) no new facility-onset resident or staff COVID-19 cases in the preceding* fourteen (14) days, and
4) the Provider’s county is not currently listed as Tier III** (Red) on the Kentucky Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Indicator (available at: https://chfs.ky.gov/cv19/LTCCountyMapLatest.pdf), except for “Compassionate Care” situations.**
(*) From the date when relevant symptoms were first observed or reported (or the date of testing, if asymptomatic) for the most recently identified resident or staff facility-onset COVID-19 case.
(**) If the Provider’s county is currently shown as Tier II (Orange), the Provider should document its rationale supporting a decision to restrict visitation; PC Homes, ALCs and ICF-IIDs are considered Tier I when determinants 1-3 are met.