On May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency ended. Our COVID-19 Response Team has released the following COVID-19 guidance based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Maryland Department of Health:

June 26, 2023

Dear Patients & Families,

As you may be aware, on May 11, 2023, the Federal government declared the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). In response, Palliative Medicine Consultants (PMC) have updated our COVID-19 guidelines for our staff, volunteers, patients, and families. They are as follows:

  • Wearing a mask is OPTIONAL for staff, volunteers, patients, and families.
  • Wearing a mask is REQUIRED in the following circumstances:
    • At the request of patients and families
    • Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19
    • Patients who are showing symptoms of respiratory illness
  • We fully support the right of any staff member to wear a mask.
  • We will no longer require staff and volunteers to ask screening questions prior to patient visits.
  • Our care teams will continue to follow infection prevention protocols to reduce the transmission of any respiratory infections.
  • We may increase precautions when transmission and infection rates in our community are trending high.
  • We will continue to coordinate closely with local, state, and federal health agencies.
  • We will abide by any future vaccination requirements for healthcare workers imposed by the State and/or Federal governments.

For questions or concerns, please call 301-527-4070.


David Schrier, MD

Medical Director & Chief Medical Officer

Lewisa Frimpong-Mansoh, MBA, BBA, SSM

PMC Practice Manager