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Weather Policies

The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for The Calvert County Health Department’s Medical Assistance Transportation (MAT) Program Inclement Weather Policy – Effective January 1, 2018

Background: The Calvert County Health Department’s Medical Assistance Transportation (MAT) program follows the lead of Calvert County Government regarding closings during inclement weather such as hurricane warnings, hurricane watches, and accumulating snow. Specifically, if the announcement states Calvert County Government is opening at 10:30 am that means employees are to report at 10:30 am. If the announcement states Calvert County Government has a 2 hour delay, employees should report 2 hours after their scheduled work time.

Normally, these delays and closings are carried by many area television stations. However, for the most accurate information call Calvert County Government at 410-535-1600 or 301-855-1243 and follow the directions provided. You may also check the Calvert County Government website at: http//www.co.cal.md.us/.

In advance notice: The MA Transportation staff will preemptively call participants and ask them to change their appointments when there is a possibility of 2 or more inches of accumulating snow or any combination of sleet or freezing rain inclement weather in the forecast and the transportation vendor may not be able to transport, in the county and/or out of the county.

The Calvert County Health Department’s IT Administrative staff will post on the home website page, social media- fb page and Twitter account, re: when the inclement weather policy goes into effect.

During Transporting Services: In the event that inclement weather develops during the workday, a decision will be made by AAA Transport whether or not to continue their transportation operation. This decision will be based on data received from the Maryland State Police and any other available sources and will determine when to stop taking people to appointments and begin the pickup process. Under no circumstances will riders be left at appointments without transportation back home.

Ambulance Transportation Services: For hospital discharges and/or transfers – the former, Calvert Memorial Hospital, recently renamed, Calvert Health Medical Center will contact AAA directly to make the necessary transportation arrangements during inclement weather conditions.

 

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