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Baltimore County Fire not allowing family members to ride with patients to local hospitals

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Posted at 2:23 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 14:25:46-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — Effective immediately, Baltimore County Fire Department medic units and ambulances will not allow family members to ride with patients to local hospitals.

BCoFD says the change is necessary because all Baltimore area hospitals have limited or completely restricted visitor access as a safety measure during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

In rare instances and depending on the patient's circumstances, BCoFD will transport a family member with the understanding that the family member will remain outside the hospital, pending direction by hospital staff.

BCoFD appreciates the public's patience as they work through the COVID-19 pandemic.