Coronavirus Update #89
Breaking: Additional Clarification on Governor's Orders
Additional Clarification on Orders

The Maryland Department of Health this evening released additional clarification on Governor Hogan's orders.

As you know, on April 29th, Governor Hogan announced  "new directives to protect residents and staff at nursing homes."   The directives include "universal testing of all residents and staff at all Maryland nursing homes, regardless of whether they are symptomatic" and "t he development of surge staffing plans to ensure continuity of care in the event of an outbreak. To aid in this effort, the state is supplementing strike teams with new bridge teams, which will provide emergency clinical staffing to nursing homes that are experiencing a staffing crisis."
Below, please find the following additional documents related to these topics: 

To comply with the secretary's order to register with the Chesapeake registry, facilities can  email   and request to be registered per the governor’s executive order. The facility will need to provide the name, address and a point of contact. A signed contract is not required to register; it’s necessary only to request staff. This is the same email address to reach out to request agency staffing.  
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