First Phase of “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan and Economic Reopening Order

Goes into effect at 12:01 a.m., Monday, May 4, 2020
Statewide Stay-at-Home Order still applies until then.

We have received several questions regarding the impact the Economic Reopening Order has on long-term care communities. The order addresses long-term care communities, specifically in paragraph #3 of the order, which states, “In accordance with the guidelines from the President, the CDC, and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, people shall not visit nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, or assisted living homes unless to provide critical assistance or in end-of-life circumstances. Elderly or otherwise vulnerable populations should take enhanced precautionary measures to mitigate the risks of contracting COVID-19.”

The guidance below issued by the Department on March 13th and March 17th continues to be in place.
LTC Memo
LTC Leaving Facility