MITRE announced the launch of a website-based public input option for organizations and members of the public interested in helping to inform the Coronavirus Commission for Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes (“commission”).

Input may be submitted via the commission’s website, until 5pm EDT, Friday, July 17, 2020, to allow the commission enough time to review and consider in its work.

The commission welcomes public input on its objectives:

  • Identify best practices for facilities to enable rapid and effective identification and mitigation of transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in nursing homes.
  • Recommend best practices as exemplars of rigorous infection control practices and facility resiliency that can serve as a framework for enhanced oversight and quality monitoring activities.
  • Endeavor to identify best practices for improved care delivery and responsiveness to the needs of all nursing home residents in preparation for, during, and following an emergency.
  • Leverage new sources of data to improve existing infection control policies and enable coordination across federal surveyors, contractors, and state and local entities to mitigate coronavirus infection and future emergencies.