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St. Mary's hospital clamps down on visitors to facility

Responding to an order by Gov. Larry Hogan (R) following the first in-state transmission of COVID-19, MedStar St. Mary's Hospital is limiting the number of visitors to hospitalized patients at the facility.

Current patients may now only have one visitor, according to the hospital, and no visitors younger than 18 are allowed inside except for parents of hospitalized children. Additional family members and friends are completely barred from entering the facility, and are prohibited from stepping into the hospital facilities, including lobbies, waiting rooms, cafeteria, chapels or banks.

The hospital is also filtering those visitors who are allowed inside, specifically those with flu-like symptoms, those who have traveled internationally and have not been symptom free for 14 days and those who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

Visitors to patients diagnosed or under investigation for COVID-19 must be approved by the hospital's vice president of medical affairs, must not be ill and will have to wear personal protective equipment.

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Resources for Marylanders and employees during COVID-19

SBDC Webinar - Topics: EIDL and CARES (PPP) COVID 19 Loans

Monday 4/6/2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Space is Limited ~ You Must Register:

Please RSVP with a valid email. After registering, you will receive a Zoom Meeting link to join online, or you can join via the dial-in number. This webinar will be recorded and shared, and if space fills up, additional dates will be added.

Daily SBA Conference Call – Updates (M-F) provided and you can ask questions.

3:00 p.m., Call 202-765-1264, Conf Call ID# 827-299-626

5:30 p.m., Call 202-765-1264, Conf Call ID# 310-688-488

EIDL Application Help – Daily 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. On the call, an SBA agent will walk you through how to fill out the EIDL form. Have all your necessary documents ready. Zoom Meeting # 6794772946

Paycheck Protection Program Loan (PPPL) FAQ -

SBA COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Main Maryland Business Information Site for COVID 19 updates and resources -