Guidance from The Maryland Health Care Commission

This page provides information about resources provided by the Maryland Health Care Commission related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and regulatory actions taken by the Commission in response to COVID-19. The central source for information about COVID-19 in Maryland is, which is maintained by the Maryland Department of Health. This page supplements the Maryland Department of Health’s page with information that is specific to the Maryland Health Care Commission.

Certificate of Need and Exemptions

Emergency CONs Approved

Guidance for Health Facilities and Programs

Guidance Regarding Emergency CONs for Comprehensive Care Facilities (Nursing Homes)

Guidance Regarding Emergency CONs for Hospitals

Bulletin 20-03: Standards for Certificates of Ongoing Performance for cardiac surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures

Telehealth – Resources for Health Care Practices

Data Visualizations of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Resource List

The links provided in the bulleted list below provide data visualization and mapping of COVID-19 deaths, cases, and tests. These data visualizations are produced by non-governmental entities and are for reference only. The Maryland Health Care Commission has not validated the accuracy of the data used by these entities or and cannot guarantee that these resources will be maintained on an on-going basis to ensure access to timely data. The best source for timely data in Maryland is

Guidance and Information from the Federal Government

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in nursing homes

Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): FAQs and Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement and Hospital Discharge

Suspension of Survey Activities

CMS Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Last Updated: 7/28/2021