Long-term Care Visitation Guidelines

Long-term Care Visitation Guidelines

Under the leadership of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department is working with the New Mexico Department of Health and the Medical Advisory Team to create gradual re-opening plans for long-term care facilities.

New statewide long-term care visitation guidelines follow public health data in facilitating additional safe visitation options to residents and their loved ones in these high-risk settings.

Click here to view the complete Long-term Care Facility Visitation Plan.

Starting Monday, August 31, 2020, long-term care facilities that are not experiencing a positive case of COVID-19 within the facility and are located in the following counties are eligible to begin scheduling monthly visits under the new guidelines:

Bernalillo
Catron
Cibola
Colfax
De Baca
Doña Ana
Grant
Guadalupe
Lincoln
Los Alamos
McKinley
Mora
Otero
Rio Arriba
San Juan
San Miguel
Sandoval
Santa Fe
Sierra
Socorro
Taos
Torrance
Valencia
Harding
Union

Visitation guidelines will be updated each month and may change based on the prevalence of COVID-19 in New Mexico. For the safety of residents and visitors, visitation will be discontinued if there is a new positive case of COVID-19 at the facility or an outbreak within the county.

All testing, infection control, the management of COVID-positive cases, and PPE measures remain the same.

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