7/31/20: Effective immediately, all full-time and part-time clinical staff who visit Maryland nursing facilities will be tested for COVID 19 no less than weekly.

 6/19/20: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a plan for limited reopening of nursing homes. You can read the release on the Governor’s website here.

Section 3.D.i of the Executive Order states: “All staff, volunteers, and vendors who are in the facility regularly, shall be tested on a weekly basis for COVID-19 using a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction-type test (PCR assay) pursuant to MDH guidance. Staff who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 and whose positive test results have been documented are exempted.”