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Montgomery County Executive Update: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDMONTGOMERY/bulletins/2b7a0db

COVID-19 Vaccination Site Locator

https://maryland.maps.arcgis.com/apps/instant/nearby/index.html?appid=0dbfb100676346ed9758be319ab3f40c

You will need to contact the clinic you select to schedule an appointment. The clinic will verify your eligibility to be vaccinated. You must have an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

Montgomery County Reopening Information
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/reopening/#

Updated January 15, 2021

Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery

Maryland took early, aggressive, and unprecedented actions to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19. Thanks to these efforts, and the incredible sacrifices of Marylanders who stayed home and practiced physical distancing, we have successfully flattened and lengthened the curve.

The “Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery” has been developed based on the recovery plans issued by the federal government, the National Governors Association, and premier institutions like Johns Hopkins and the American Enterprise Institute; shaped by the expert advice of the scientists and public health officials on Maryland’s Coronavirus Response Team; and tailored to our situation here in Maryland. The result is a responsible, gradual, safe path forward for our state.

Read the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery here.

Getting Maryland’s Children Safely Back In School

Based on recommendations of America’s leading medical experts and support from President Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Governor Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon called on all Maryland school systems to return to hybrid instruction—a combination of in-person and virtual learning—no later than Monday, March 1.

SCHOOL REOPENING PROTOCOLS.  State health officials are providing school systems with additional school reopening school guidance and educational design options. State health officials recommend daily in-person learning for students with disabilities and special learning needs, phased daily in-person learning for elementary students, and hybrid learning for secondary students.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS. Dr. Salmon announced another $780 million in federal relief for school systems to address the effects of the pandemic, and a total of more than $1.2 billion has been made available. The governor’s FY 2022 recovery budget also provides a record $7.5 billion for K-12 funding. The state has provided school systems with 2 million masks and 200,000 face shields, as well as hand sanitizer, gloves, and gowns. Since last spring, the state has made testing resources widely available to local jurisdictions.

EDUCATION STAFF PRIORITIZED FOR VACCINES. Based on the recommendations of America’s leading medical experts, Maryland has prioritized teachers and education staff to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. School systems have already begun implementing plans to vaccinate staff. 

Read the full announcement from January 21 here.

Latest Public Health Guidance

With contact tracing consistently showing that family and other social gatherings and out-of-state travel lead to the most cases and the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19, Governor Hogan announced the following additional mitigation actions.

LIMIT GATHERINGS TO 10 PEOPLE OR FEWER. The Maryland Department of Health issued a public health advisory warning Marylanders against all non-essential activities and holiday gatherings with people outside one’s immediate household. Under this advisory, all Marylanders should refrain from attending public and private gatherings of more than 10 people in one location and should practice physical distancing to the maximum extent possible.

EXPANDED TRAVEL GUIDANCE. Marylanders should limit all travel to essential purposes only. All Marylanders who do travel outside of Maryland or any individuals who do travel to Maryland must either obtain a negative COVID-19 test result or self-quarantine for 10 days. This applies to all states, with the exception of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. 

Read the full announcement from December 17 here.

Latest Vaccine Announcements

As the nation moves forward with COVID-19 vaccination distribution, Governor Hogan will continue to update Marylanders on the state’s phased approach to deliver and administer safe, effective vaccines.

Maryland has expanded eligibility for all Marylanders 65 and over to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines this month. The state will make 50,000 doses available next week to hospitals, county health departments, and federally qualified health centers to launch clinics focused on elderly populations.

EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY FOR COVID-19 VACCINES. On Monday, January 18, the State of Maryland will officially enter Phase 1B, which includes Maryland residents who are 75 years and older; Marylanders in assisted living, independent living, developmental disabilities or behavioral health group homes, and other congregate facilities; and on Monday, January 25, the state will enter Phase 1C, which includes Maryland residents ages 65 to 74.

The state is directing all Maryland hospitals and county health departments to utilize their next allocations for clinics focused on elderly populations.

An updated overview of Maryland’s phased distribution plan is available here.

NEW ONLINE VACCINATION SITE LOCATOR. Marylanders who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination can now visit covidvax.maryland.gov and enter their address, ZIP code, or location to view vaccination providers available within a 50-mile radius. Users are then directed to contact the provider of their choice for scheduling and more information. Additional sites will be added as providers verify they are ready. Due to limited supply, vaccinations will take place by appointment only at this time.  

FAQs. Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination efforts can be found here

Read the full announcement from January 14 here.

Find information and resources about the vaccines here. 

Visit the COVID-19 Vaccination Dashboard to track Maryland’s progress. 

Updated January 15, 2021.

Advanced Nursing + Home Support is taking all necessary precautions to protect your safety and that of our staff and care providers.

Your health is our paramount concern and we want to do all we can to keep you and your Care Provider healthy, free of the virus and to practice all of the good safety precautions recommended by the US Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and our local health departments.

To this end, please know that prior to coming to your home your Care Providers MUST:

  1. If any Flu Like Symptoms are present, they are to inform us immediately, stay at home and we will make every effort to send a temporary Care Provider. We are requesting that every care provider take their temperature each morning and report to us if it exceeds 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing: using the bathroom: and before eating or preparing food.
  3. Understanding this is allergy and cold season, we are instructing our Care Providers to cover their mouth with a tissue or elbow when they sneeze or cough and to immediately wash their hands.
  4. All of our Care Providers must strictly follow our policy and procedures on infection control. These measures include hygiene protocol, personal protection equipment use, early symptom diagnosis and preventative care.
  5. In light of the international transmission of this virus, we are insisting that all of our Care Providers, who have traveled overseas, or may have come in contact with someone who has, report these occurrences to us. We WILL NOT place a Care Provider in your home who has informed us they have been exposed to the Coronavirus.  A clean bill of health from a physician and after at least two weeks, without symptoms from the exposure event are required before we will reassign the care provider to any case.

For the safety of the Care Provider and to better protect you, we ask you to inform us if you have been potentially exposed to the virus. This would include:

  1. Inform us if you or any family member or friend, who has been in physical contact with you, have traveled overseas in the last 3 months, or potentially been exposed domestically.
  2. Inform us if you or anyone in your household has experienced flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days. In particular, symptoms such as – fever, cough, trouble breathing, and headache can all been signs of the virus.
  3. Keep your case coordinator appraised of your emergency back- up care plan.

Gracie Roy, RN,
Director of Nursing.

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