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Hogan Announces Creation of Nursing Homes COVID Database

May 5th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the state is launching a new data dashboard to show COVID-19 vaccination rates at each of the state's skilled nursing facilities.  An order has been issued to require the data to be reported weekly and posted inside facilities in plain view.

Maryland has activated mobile vaccination teams to conduct additional clinics for nursing home staff and residents at more than 30 facilities each week.

The state health department also is launching a new public service announcement aimed at workers in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other congregate settings that urge them to get vaccinated as soon as possible.