New Guidelines for MD Nursing Homes

Annapolis, Maryland (Monday, April 6, 2020) – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is moving to slow the spread of coronavirus infections in the state’s nursing homes.  Hogan has issued emergency orders for nursing and long-term care facilities.  The orders require employees to wear protective gear, step up testing and separate infected patients.  The action comes as Maryland has seen a spike of COVID-19 infections in nursing homes with 81 facilities reporting cases. The coronavirus can be especially deadly for the elderly and those with other health ailments.  At Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy, 99 residents and staff have tested positive for the virus.  10 residents have died.