Coronavirus Update #134
Information from Maryland Department of Health
Guidance: Congregate Living COVID-19 Testing Process and Workflow

Please read carefully this MDH guidance regarding the testing process . This includes updates on test kit deliveries and the new one-time registration process that will eliminate the need to provide weekly rosters. Additionally, please see the Testing Flow Chart for guidance on expected milestones. 
MDH Webinar Recap

Last week, the Maryland Department of Health held a webinar call to update the long-term care sector on COVID-19 developments and best practices. The call was recorded, in case you were unable to join or would like to review the topics discussed, which included:

  • Review current situation of COVID-19
  • Standard Precautions and PPE use
  • ALF relaxing restrictions guidance
  • Q & A

You can also view the webinar's   PowerPoint presentation here.

If you have any questions, please email
FAQ on MDH Guidance for Relaxing Restrictions

This document addresses frequently asked questions pertaining to the relaxing of restrictions in nursing homes that were implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note: Although some of these questions and answers also pertain to assisted living facilities, guidance for relaxing restrictions in assisted living facilities varies slightly in some areas such as the requirements for testing. For comparison, please see the MDH Guidance for Relaxation of Restrictions Implemented During COVID-19 Pandemic - Assisted Living 
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We cannot thank you enough for the dedication and diligence in doing all that you can for the residents in your communities. HFAM continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic with our state and national partners and will do all we can to support you during this time.