NEW Guidance on Outdoor Visitation & Executive Order 147
Dear Adult Care Home Providers:
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has developed guidance for Outdoor Visitation for Larger Residential Settings such as Adult Care Homes, Behavioral Health/IDD, Intermediate Care Facilities and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities. Following is a link for that guidance, which may be followed at the expiration of EO No. 141 at 5:00 PM on Friday, June 26, 2020: Guidance on Outdoor Visitation for Larger Residential Settings (Adult Care Homes, Behavioral Health/IDD, Intermediate Care Facilities, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities) (June 26, 2020).
For your convenience, this is a link to the newest Executive Order No. 147 that goes into effect on Friday, June 26, 2020, at 5:00 PM: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO147-Phase-2-Extension.pdf. Please note Section II. B. 9, which requires face coverings to be worn in all long term care facilities including adult care homes:
“Long Term Care Facilities. All workers in Long Term Care ("LTC") Facilities, including skilled nursing facilities ("SNF"), adult care homes ("ACH"), family care homes ("FCH"), mental health group homes, and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities ("ICF-IID"), must wear Face Coverings while in the facility, and those Face Coverings must be Surgical Masks, as long as Surgical Mask supplies are available.”
North Carolina Assisted Living Association