UPDATED STATEWIDE VISITATION WAIVER, AND TESTING AND VACCINATION VERIFICATION GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

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California Department of Social Services PIN 21-40-ASC

August 27, 2021

(Supersedes PIN 21-17.2-ASC in part)

TO: ALL ADULT AND SENIOR CARE PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL LICENSEES

Original signed by Kevin Gaines

FROM: KEVIN GAINES
Deputy Director
Community Care Licensing Division

SUBJECT: UPDATED STATEWIDE VISITATION WAIVER, AND TESTING AND VACCINATION VERIFICATION GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19)

Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary

PIN 21-40-ASC supersedes in part PIN 21-17.2-ASC, dated May 14, 2021, related to the Visitation Waiver and processes for verifying the vaccination status of all visitors, COVID-19 diagnostic tests of visitors who are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated, and adds a requirement that licensees obtain and track documentation of vaccination or COVID-19 diagnostic tests of visitors who are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated, in order to have an indoor visit. This PIN also supersedes in part PIN 21-17.2-ASC related to Best Practices for Visitation.

Please post/keep this PIN in the facility where residents can easily access it and distribute the PIN Summary for Residents (located at the end of this PIN) to residents and, if applicable, their representatives.

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