COVID-19 Updates

PNS Out-of-State Travel Directives

Effective 10/14/20 please be aware of the following directives in regards to out of state travel.

Pursuant to Maryland’s out-of-state travel guidelines, PNS will be using a test-based strategy for any employees who travel out of state. 

OFFICE

  • Test based strategy
  • Test upon return from out of state travel.  If office is staffed and you have the ability to work remote you may use remote days while waiting for your test results to come back.
  • Once you receive a negative test result, you may return to work.  You should wear a mask when not at your desk for the remainder of  your 14 days.  
  • Symptom check twice a day
  • Exception: If you are routinely traveling over the state line there is no need to test each time.

NURSING

  • Test based strategy.
  • Test upon return from out of state travel.   Will not be able to return to case until test results come back.
  • Once nurse has a negative test result they may return to work but should wear a mask for their full shift for 14 days
  • Submit copy of test results to office.
  • Symptom check twice a day.

Employees may refuse a test, but would be required to quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to work. 

Thank you to ALL of our nurses!

We appreciate all of your effort in going the extra mile to make sure that everyone stays healthy. We truly could not have done this without you.
Any future updates pertaining to Professional Nursing Services’ procedures and policies regarding coronavirus will be posted here. If you have any questions please reach out to your nursing supervisor. 

To read the official PNS COVID-19 facemask policy

To read the complete self- assessment guide for nursing staff, clients, families or guardians

Guide for Putting On and Removing PPE (Posted 7/28/20)

Multi Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) Posted 08/13/20

Parents and Nurses, 
We want to inform you of a correlation drawn by the CDC in children exposed or had coronavirus. Know that this is just a correlation and there is not much known but the health and safety of your children is the main concern. 

MIS-C is a condition where different organs of the body become inflamed including the heart, lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys, brain and gastrointestinal organs. 

Symptoms to be on the look out for include fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes and fatigue.

Currently there have only been 570 cases confirmed of MIS-C in children who had or were exposed to COVID-19. 

The CDC does not know what causes MIS-C. They have only found a correlation is some children affected by COVID and this condition. If your child experiences any symptoms contact your doctor immediately. 

Image from CDC.gov

To see data the Health department has collected about reported cases of MIS-C 

Flu season with COVID-19

With flu season approaching and COVID-19 still spreading, the CDC recommends that anyone 6 month and older get a yearly flu vaccine. 

Please keep yourself informed by reading the CDC FAQ on flu season during COVID. 

Coronavirus Guidelines

PNS is staying up to date on the current CDC guidelines. The health and wellness of our staff and clients is our main priority. Thank you for your patience as we work to implement new procedures into our policy to ensure the well-being of our nurses and clients. We continue to monitor the current situation and will alert of any changes.