CMS Updated COVID-19 County Positivity Rates

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

CMS has posted the latest county positivity rates for July 14 – July 22, 2021.

Visually, there is a lot more red on this report than what we’ve seen for a while, particularly in the southern states and Utah.

As a reminder, nursing homes are 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.