COVID-19 Update #278
New Executive Orders and Orders from the Maryland Department of Health


  • Effective July 1, 2021, certain orders will end including the order mandating the wearing of face coverings
  • Effective Aug 15, 2021, certain other orders will end

  • Effective Aug 15, 2021, authority of the Comptroller to extend certain timelines ends

  • Expiration dates for all licenses, permits, and registrations issued by the Board of Nursing will extend to August 15, 2021
  • NOTE: Please have your teams file ASAP for licensure renewal 

  • Effective July 1, 2021, certain MDH orders will terminate including the order pertaining to face coverings
  • Effective August 15, 2021, all existing COVID-19 MDH orders, guidance documents, and bulletins will terminate
  • Effective December 31, 2021, certain MDH orders will terminate, including the Healthcare Matters order, the Nursing Home Matters order, and the Vaccination Matters order

  • Continues requirement that each COVID-19 vaccine administered be reported within 24 hours of administration

  • Continues provision to authorize local health officers to order quarantine and isolation of certain individuals
  • Extends certain patient transfer items

  • Adds provision that skilled nursing facilities register in ImmuNet as a COVID-19 provider by July 15, 2021
The 2021 HFAM Conference “Together We Re-Imagine” will be held in person October 4 – 7, 2021 at the Maryland Live Hotel and Casino in Hanover, Maryland. Hundreds of long-term care leaders will connect, share best practices and discuss actionable insights on how we can reflect, reform, rebuild, and revolutionize quality care. You and your teams will not want to miss this opportunity as we come together again.

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