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Precautionary Measures

Measures for protecting workers from exposure to and infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), depending on exposure risk. That risk varies based on the type of work being performed, the potential for interaction (prolonged or otherwise) with people, and contamination of the work environment. Employers should adopt infection prevention and control strategies based on a thorough workplace hazard assessment, using appropriate combinations of engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment (PPE) to prevent worker exposures.

Some AMSSMD standards that apply to preventing occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 also require employers to train workers on elements of infection prevention and control, including PPE. The general guidance below is meant to inform all U.S. workers and employers but does not alter compliance responsibilities for any particular industry. Depending on where their operations fall in AMSSMD exposure risk pyramid, workers and employers should also consult additional, specific guidance for those at either lower (i.e., caution) or increased (i.e., medium, high, or very high) risk of exposure. The exposure risk pyramid and a workplace hazard assessment can help workers and employers identify exposure risk levels commonly associated with various sectors. All employers should remain alert to and informed about changing outbreak conditions, including as they relate to community spread of the virus and testing availability, and implement infection prevention and control measures accordingly.
Diversity and Partnership in Action
Supporting Caregivers and Empowering Older Adults
The American Muslim Senior Society (AMSS), is a 501(c)(3) health and Long-Term Care resource organization.
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 Partnership In Action:

AMSS gratefully acknowledges the ongoing financial support provided through Montgomery County’s Community Grants and assistance through the County’s Health and Human Services, Area Agency on Aging, and Aging and Disability Services.

We are equally grateful to our business partners and members of our communities who since inception, have generously co-sponsored many of AMSS programs, and activities.

Special thanks to Dr.Yasmin B Majid DDS PC, and Dr. Javed Rahmat MD for their generous donations to AMSS programs.  

 

      Achievements:

Since 2018, AMSS has filled critical needs in Montgomery County communities of color:

  • Conducted 47 Health and Long-Term Care and Advanced Care Outreach Ambassadors Training.

  • Graduated 67 Health and Long-Term Care Outreach Ambassadors.

  • Established AMSS Certified Nursing Assistants Scholarship and Employment Program.

  • Provided Scholarships and Employments opportunities for 81 Certified Nurses Assistants.

  • Established the Halal Meals on Wheels Comprehensive Social Outreach and Support Program and through our Ambassadors. 

  • Last year we provided direct services to 380 isolated diverse older persons, caregivers, and persons with disabilities. We are expected to reach 500 this year 

  • Conducted 16,800 visits. 

  • Made 20,700 phone calls. 

  • Distributed $35,000 in emergency funds during the pandemic.

  • Offered temporary shelters to 60, orphans and widowed persons.


To empower the county's diverse 55+ and caregivers by giving them access to culturally sensitive tools and resources to improve their quality of life and give them the opportunity to live with dignity in their communities. AMSS focuses on isolated, under-served, and marginalized members. 

AMSS Mission:

In Recognition of AMSS Partners 2021

  • Linked at least 250 older persons and persons with chronic illnesses to county services and resources.

  • Delivered more than 400,000 lbs, halal hot meals, dried goods, and fresh produce.

  • Spent 10,000 hours in crisis management and responding to urgent needs, since COVID-19.

  • Held a series of 38 countywide Education/Training outreach events on Health and Wellness; Interfaith related topics.

  • Engaged 2,700 older adults, caregivers, and interfaith leaders in community dialogue on health and wellness.

  • Distributed 11,000 flyers and educational materials.