Nursing homes that didn't isolate COVID-19 patients face six-figure fines

Nursing homes that didn’t isolate COVID-19 patients face six-figure fines

Plus: Pet adoption fees discounted, waived through Aug. 30; Parkways will stay open for pedestrians, bicyclists

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Nursing homes that didn’t isolate COVID-19 patients face six-figure fines

Maryland has levied six-figure fines against three nursing homes in Montgomery County for infection control deficiencies that inspectors say placed residents in “immediate jeopardy” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Collingswood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and Potomac Valley Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, both in Rockville, were penalized $275,000 and $120,000, respectively, following covid-19 surveys conducted by state inspectors in June, according to documents released to The Washington Post. Kensington Healthcare Center was fined $294,000 following an inspection in July. [Washington Post]

Pet adoption fees discounted, waived through Aug. 30

Through the end of August, Montgomery County is discounting and waiving pet adoption fees.

In Montgomery County, adoption fees will be waived for animals that have been in the shelter for at least six weeks. [Patch]

Parkways will stay open for pedestrians, bicyclists

Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is extending its Open Parkways initiative to allow pedestrians and bicyclists to use parkways on weekends until further notice.

On Labor Day weekend, the parkways will be open for recreation and exercise Friday through Sept. 8. [Montgomery Parks]

Today’s weather

Sunshine early, then cloudy later. The high will be around 94 and the low around 75.

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