Maryland hospitals will resume limited visitation

Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WDVM) — The Maryland Health Department is set to issue a new order that will allow for limited hospital visitation to resume in the state.

A new order will also be issued to allow limited visitation to resume at Maryland nursing homes as early as March 1, facilities will need to have no active cases and have proper testing protocols in place.

“As a result of all these improved [coronavirus] metrics, we’re able to take additional steps for all our families who have been unable to visit their loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes,” said Gov. Larry Hogan.

The Maryland Health Department reports 367,865 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Thursday. The state has administered more than 785,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and 78% of first doses have been administered.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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