Author: Tricia Nichols

UCMC Turns Plans and Strategies Into Action

The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UM UCMC) in Bel Air regularly drills for pandemic situations, but this is the first time they’ve had to put their plans and strategies into action. In an effort to protect their community and healthcare team, UM UCMC has modified their visitation policy, canceled outpatient elective surgeries, required staff who do not work directly with patients to work from home and increased the use of telemedicine consults.

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How The Coronavirus is affecting Harford County Businesses

The novel coronavirus pandemic has had a monumental global impact, and private businesses in Harford County are doing everything they can to prepare and respond to changing government guidelines. From grocery stores in the area having to constantly restock and hire more staffers, to restaurants having to lay off employees and prepare for take-out only, these circumstances have affected everyone in different ways. Although it is very difficult to find a silver lining during this time of crisis, one thing is clear: support from the Harford County community has been astounding.

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