Texas Health and Human Services Commission just sent out a notice about CMS updates to Nursing Home Visitation FAQs. This is GENERAL VISITATION, not just essential caregivers.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued updated Nursing Home Visitation Frequently Asked Questions (PDF), which was revised on Jan. 6. https://www.cms.gov/.../nursing-home-visitation-faq-1223.pdf
The revised FAQ provides clarification to recent guidance for visitation in CMS Memorandum Quality, Safety and Oversight 20-39-NH (PDF), which was revised on Nov. 12, 2021. https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-39-nh-revised.pdf
PER HHSC and CMS, visitation must be permitted at all times, with very limited and rare exceptions, in accordance with residents’ rights.