This blog publishes information typically sent through the Health Facilities Web Portal to health care entities regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Please note that the Web Portal is the official medium for business communication between the Department and licensed and Medicare/Medicaid certified health care entities. Health care entities should continue to monitor their portal accounts routinely.
To: Residential care facilities (nursing homes, assisted living residences, group homes, intermediate care facilities)
On 10/22/20 the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment amended indoor visitation guidance to allow for in-person assistance to complete resident voting. The guidance is as follows:
Effective immediately and until polls close on November 3, visitation by a family member, friend, or employee of the county clerk and recorder or representative appointed by a major political party pursuant to C.R.S. § 1-7.5-113, to help a resident vote shall be permitted under the same conditions as a compassionate care visit until polls close on November 3, 2020. Visitors assisting residents to vote shall maximize prevention by being screened for symptoms, wearing a mask at all times, visiting outdoors if possible, and other prevention measures that may be required by the facility. COVID-19 testing is not required for this visit under this limited circumstance. A similar visit in the limited circumstance that a ballot may need to be cured is also permitted through November 12.