RMHC Maryland is currently operating with the following protocols as of 6.7.22
RMHC Maryland provides housing for families of ill or injured children in a communal living setting. It is critical to maintain a safe and sanitary environment in order to protect the health of families, employees, volunteers, visitors, or others in the event of community spread of COVID-19 in Baltimore City and the State of Maryland.
Efforts will be guided by, and in accordance with, all applicable federal, state and local laws as well as guidelines issued by public health authorities and our hospital partners.
Current Admission Policy:
We are now accepting guests who are not vaccinated. To continue to keep our families as safe as possible, we will still require masking when in public areas of the House. Family members may switch off and go home on the weekends. Families will still complete a daily wellness check, which includes a temperature check, at our welcome desk.
We will slowly bring back volunteer groups so our families can benefit from other programing that we previously offered. Programing such as an expanded meal program and activity hours.
We will post volunteer opportunities as they become available. Please check out our Volunteer section of the website for more information.
At this time, we will keep in place our mandate that all volunteers, hospital personnel (therapist, nurses, etc.), and invited visitors be fully vaccinated and wear masks at all times. Upon arrival, the person must sign in and present proof (vaccination card or certificate or phone photo of vaccination card/certificate) that they are fully vaccinated.
International families will no longer be required to quarantine before staying with us.
Here are the things that you need to know.
- Our priority system will still apply (1st priority oncology, 2nd priority families with a child in the PICU, NICU, Shock Trauma or awaiting a transplant. All other families are priority 3).
- Families will now be allowed to return/visit home or a job and then come back to the House.
- Families will be able to switch on and off with other family members, if those family members are listed on the referral.
- Families will be required to complete a daily wellness check which will include a temperature check.
We continue to monitor travel restrictions that the US places on domestic and international travel. Those policies will dictate some of our policies and we will modify them as necessary and appropriate.
Cleaning and Disinfection
- RMHC Maryland continues to have increased cleaning and disinfection using hospital-grade products with a specific focus on high touch surfaces to include common areas, bathroom fixtures, doorknobs, rails/handles, elevator buttons, and keyboards.
- Additional hand sanitizing stations have been positioned throughout the building
- Employees will have the option of working remotely.
- Essential program staff will work regularly scheduled shifts.
- All employees are “on-call” and asked to be available for work that may be different from regular duties, including meal service and cleaning
- All volunteers and groups will be required to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination.
- We now offer our “Love Served Daily” volunteer meal program. Nightly dinner for our families will be prepared by volunteers or ordered.
- As of 5/9/22, we will reinstate our nightly Activity Hour.
- Outside groups and tours will be allowed on a limited basis.
- Additional precautions and/or limitations in common spaces within the House may be implemented if warranted.
Volunteers & Visitors
- All volunteers entering the building must be fully vaccinated.
Vendors & Donation Drop-Offs
- Vendors deemed essential to mission delivery will be permitted to access RMHC Maryland, but must be vaccinated and masked.
- All donations must be left outside the main door25