Nursing homes are now required to report the first week of COVID-19 data to the CDC beginning May 8 but no later than May 17. All nursing homes will be reporting this data directly to the CDC through its reporting tool. On April 19, CMS announced the agency would be requiring facilities to report COVID-19 information to the CDC and to families. Within three weeks of that announcement, on April 30, CMS issued an Interim Final Rule with Comment Period with the new regulatory requirements. The CDC will publicly post this information so all Americans have access to accurate and timely information on COVID-19 in nursing homes.