Residents who leave the facility for 24 hours or longer should generally be managed as a new admission/readmission, and the same guidance applies.
- For all new admissions, be sure to get good interfacility communication on close contacts and symptoms.
- All new admissions should have a series of two viral tests: the first test at 24 hours after admission and, if negative, a second test 5-7 days after their admission. They should be watched for symptoms daily.
- New admissions who are asymptomatic, not a close contact and are up-to-date do not need to be quarantined.
- A new admission individual can come out of quarantine after receiving a booster without any waiting period as long as they meet all the following requirements:
- Had no close contact (with a reliable history);
- Not an immunocompromised individual; and
- Not symptomatic