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On April 13, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid released detailed guidance on long term care facility transfers.
All nursing homes and assisted living communities should make plans for cohorting residents even before COVID-19 enters the building. Cohorting is imperative to help control the spread of the virus. If possible, nursing homes and assisted living communities should also begin preparing wings, units or floors as “isolation units.” Isolation unit should be a separate, well-ventilated area, ideally with a separate entrance.