Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare
CMS has provided an online archive for COVID-19 Test Positivity Rates. Currently on this website, this is what you’ll see:
Bookmark and check this site as needed (in case you missed the most recent data posting). The statement below is now found on the CMS COVID-19 Nursing Home data website:
As part of CMS’ commitment to protecting nursing home residents, and to boost the surveillance of COVID-19, nursing homes are now required to conduct testing of residents and staff. More information about these requirements and guidelines can be found here. These guidelines include testing staff on a certain frequency based on the COVID-19 positivity rate for the county the nursing home resides in. Rates of county positivity are posted here. (Archive is here.) Facilities should monitor these rates every other week and adjust staff testing accordingly.