Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion Updated Visiting Guidelines


Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion updated visiting guidelines have been established to ensure the health and safety of both residents and staff. As previously stated, decisions regarding COVID-19 are made in consultation with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Updated Pavilion Visiting Guidelines

  • Outdoor, window and virtual visits are the recommended method due to low risk for transmission of infection.
  • Indoor visits may be allowed during a facility outbreak if transmission is contained to a single area of the facility.
  • Indoor visits:
    • Vaccinated residents may have private in-room visits with up to two people at a time and are permitted close contact.
    • Unvaccinated residents may have supervised visits in a designated location only.
  • Anyone participating in visits whether indoor, outdoor or via an open window is required to follow infection control guidelines (i.e. wearing of mask/face covering, hand hygiene, maintain social distancing).
  • Compassionate care and End of Life visits are allowed at any time and is determined on a case by case basis. Infection control protocols remain in place for this type of visit also.
  • Signing a resident out on leave of absence (LOA) is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED during a facility outbreak due to increased risk for infection, however, the facility cannot prevent a resident from leaving.
  • Any resident going out on an extended leave of absence (?24 hours) during outbreak status will be required to be quarantined for 14 days upon return regardless of vaccination status.
  • Residents who are unwilling/unable to follow established infection control guidance upon return, may be discharged from the facility permanently.
  • Salon services are not allowed during a facility outbreak.
  • Communal dining and group activities are generally prohibited during a facility outbreak.

If you have any questions regarding Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion, please feel free to message Appling Healthcare on Facebook, email at, or call (912)367-9841.

If your loved one is not vaccinated, but you would like for them to receive the vaccine, please call Jordan Tomberlin (912)367-9841 ext. 2401.

For more information regarding nursing home visits, click the links below:

CMS Visiting Loved Ones in the Nursing Home

CDC Answering Residents Loved Ones Questions