Joint Commission asking healthcare staff to remain masked while interacting with surveyors, reviewers
While strides have been made in the efforts to return to normal from the COVID-19 pandemic, recent reports have shown that COVID-19 hospitalizations have increased in 40 states over the past two weeks. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also has tracked a 59% increase in COVID-19 cases over a two-week period, as of Friday, May 6.
Accordingly, The Joint Commission’s surveyors and reviewers will remain masked while onsite at an organization, adhere to social distancing and follow other guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Joint Commission asks that healthcare workers and organization staff continue to remain masked while interacting with our surveyors and reviewers.