Md. Addresses COVID Concerns In Nursing Homes

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Maryland nursing homes will get support and guidance as they try to hold off a winter surge of COVID-19 cases. Governor Larry Hogan said Thursday that state health officials have issued a new directive to require nursing homes to offer approved or authorized COVID-19 therapeutic treatments, including monoclonal antibody treatments, to residents when an outbreak…

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Md. Authorizes COVID-19 Boosters For Seniors In Congregate Care Centers

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said Wednesday that the state is immediately authorizing COVID-19 booster shots for Marylanders 65 and older who live in congregate care settings. This would include seniors in nursing homes, assisted living, residential drug treatment centers and group homes for people with developmental disabilities. “For several weeks now, states have had to…

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VIDEO | Hogan: ‘Just Get The Damn Vaccine’

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Maryland will implement new vaccination protocols for state employees who work in congregate settings as the Delta variant now accounts for nearly all of the state’s new COVID-19 cases. Governor Larry Hogan said employees of 48 state facilities will be required to show proof of vaccination or to adhere to strict face covering requirements and…

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VIDEO: MD Gov Hogan Announces Actions to Slow Spread of Coronavirus

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With Maryland’s positivity rate exceeding 5% for the first time since June and health metrics spiking across the nation, Governor Larry Hogan today announced a series of actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. “Since last week, most of our key metrics have worsened considerably,” said Governor Hogan. “More people are getting infected with the…

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Md. Resumes Allowing Indoor Visitors At Nursing Homes

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More than three months after limited outdoor visitation was permitted to resume at Maryland nursing homes, indoor visitation is now being permitted. Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday that a nursing home without a positive COVID-19 test result within 14 days will be able to accept visitors indoors. Screening procedures and other protocols are also in…

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Governor Carney issues stricter guidelines for nursing homes, long-term care facilities to combat spread of coronavirus

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Governor John Carney on Wednesday issued the eleventh modification to his State of Emergency declaration, requiring stricter guidelines to prevent further coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in nursing facilities and other long-term care facilities. Governor Carney’s updated emergency order requires nursing facilities to immediately ensure they are in full compliance with the Public Health Authority guidance related to COVID-19.…

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Governor Hogan Takes Aggressive Action to Protect Nursing Home Residents and Staff Amid COVID-19 Outbreaks

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Governor Larry Hogan has enacted an emergency order to protect residents and staff at Maryland nursing home facilities, and bolster the state’s mitigation and suppression efforts amid outbreaks of COVID-19. Effective immediately, new directives will require facilities to direct all staff who interact with residents to wear personal protective equipment, create separate observation and isolation…

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