Facility Visitation Criteria

Facility Visitation Decision Tree

Public Health Order 20-20 implemented emergency measures regulating visitation for skilled nursing facilities, assisted living residences, intermediate care facilities and group homes in Colorado to protect the health of the residents of these facilities. These measures ensure all skilled nursing facilities, assisted living residences, intermediate care facilities, and group homes conduct surveillance and outbreak COVID-19 testing of all residents and staff who have left the building for the purposes of mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

Residential care providers MUST follow CDPHE's Mandatory Visitation Requirements for Residential Facilities and review the county positivity rate every Friday for the preceding two weeks to determine whether indoor visitation will occur the following week, and update their visitation procedures accordingly.

If you are unsure if your facility is located in a county that currently allows indoor visitation, use the decision tree below to make a determination. For reference, see the full decision tree image

Does the facility currently have an outbreak of any infectious diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19, Flu, or Norovirus?

 
In addition to performing routine surveillance testing in accordance with PHO 20-20, has the facility conducted or arranged for at least one round of testing of all staff and residents who have left the facility within the preceding 14 days?

 

Has the facility's most recent required report into EMResource indicated an adequate supply of PPE?

 
 
Has the facility's most recent required report into EMResource indicated sufficient staffing?