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.