Community Visitation Guidelines by State

As state visitation guidelines for senior living communities continue to evolve with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to keeping you up to date on how they impact Sunrise families, friends, and providers.

This page will be updated as visitation guidelines change throughout the U.S.


Effective Friday, January 7, the California State Public Health Officer has issued an Order that requires that all indoor visitors, with limited exceptions, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, to include receiving the booster shot when eligible, AND show proof of a negative COVID-19 test.

This new Public Health Order applies to all visitors, with limited exceptions. Please bring your documentation to be reviewed by the concierge during the sign-in process.

Proof of Vaccination:

  • Visitors must verify they are vaccinated with one of the following:
    • 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, plus a booster 5 months after the 2nd dose
    • 1 dose of the J&J vaccine, plus a booster 2 months after the 1st dose
    • All recommended doses of any World Health Organization (WHO) emergency use listing COVID-19 vaccine, plus a single booster dose of Pfizer
    • All recommended doses of a mix and match series composed of any combination of FDA-approved, FDA-authorized, or WHO-EUL COVID-19 vaccines, plus a single booster dose of Pfizer
  • Please bring your documentation to be reviewed by the concierge during the sign-in process. Currently, the following may be accepted as documentation as defined by this State order:
    • COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) or WHO Yellow Card which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered
    • Photo of Vaccination Record Card as a separate document
    • Photo of Vaccination Record Card stored on a phone or electronic device
    • Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider

Proof of COVID-19 Testing:

  • Visitors must also provide evidence of a negative test within the following time period prior to the visits.
    • 1 day if using an antigen test
    • 2 days if using a PCR test
  • For visitors who visit for multiple consecutive days, proof of a negative test is only required every third day.
  • Any PCR or antigen test can be used that has FDA Emergency Use Authorization.

All visitors must wear masks at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

If visitation is declined or not possible, Sunrise may be able to arrange an outdoor visit, if appropriate. We are also happy to coordinate virtual visits.

We will continue to monitor guidance from the state and will adjust our protocols accordingly.

We are dedicated to promoting everyone’s safety in our community, including our residents, their families, and our team members. We are all in the fight against COVID-19 together, and we will continue to proactively help to protect the health of those living in and entering our community.

Please contact the community’s executive director or director of sales if you have any questions, need support in meeting this requirement, or if you would like to schedule a visit.