Baltimore City                  

Joint Information Center

COVID-19 DAILY BRIEF

Updated: 03/22/2020, 12:30PM


BALTIMORE CITY POSITIVE TEST COUNT:

28 confirmed cases as of 12:30PM March 22. 2020


Please see today's briefing for my Administration's continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please do not hesitate to contact my team with your questions or concerns. I remain committed to protecting our City's health by using every resource available to us. - Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young

New Baltimore City Updates

FREE Meals for Youth TODAY

Baltimore City is giving out grab-n-go breakfast and lunch for youth today at 57 sites across the city. bmorechildren.com/weekendmeals

Department of Public Works COVID-19 Updates

In response to the evolving conditions related to the threat of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of the public and of our employees, the following will take effect Monday, March 23rd

  • All services other than curbside collections, condo collections, disposal services at the Quarantine Road Landfill and the Northwest Transfer Facility, operations at the Citizen Drop-Off Centers, and corner can collections will be suspended indefinitely. Suspended services include street and alley cleaning, property management, maritime operations, and special services (graffiti removal, rat abatement, and bulk trash pickup).
  • The Quarantine Road Landfill will no longer accept cash or credit card transactions.
  • The Water Billing Customer Call Center will be closed as will the Customer Walk-In Center located on the first floor of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building.
  • Only emergency water maintenance issues will be addressed.
  • Construction, engineering, and maintenance projects not deemed essential will be suspended.
  • All recreational activities at the Liberty, Loch Raven, and Prettyboy reservoirs will be suspended.
  • Prequalification for contractors/consultants will be automatically extended for three months.

Baltimore City                    Government Information

Resources for Older Adults

Who can I talk to about my needs?

If you need someone to talk to and help answer questions, call Maryland Access Point (MAP) at 410-396-2273 (CARE) or email at MAP.BCHD@baltimorecity.gov

Senior Call Check is a FREE service available to adults 65+ in Maryland. Registration is easy – online or over the phone! aging.maryland.gov/Pages/senior-call-check.aspx

Where can I buy groceries at stores with less crowds?

  • GIANT: Seniors may shop from 6AM-7AM
  • Dollar General: Seniors may shop during first hour of each day
  • Target: Seniors may shop an hour before stores open on Wednesdays
  • Whole Foods: Seniors may shop an hour before opening
  • Safeway: Seniors may shop 6AM-9AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays

What grocery stores will deliver to my home?

  • GIANT: PeaPod, 1800-573-2763
  • Safeway: www.Safeway.com
  • Eddie’s Roland Park: 410-889-1558
  • ShopRite: Shop.shoprite.com
  • Chesapeake Farm to Table:  443-841-2327

chesapeakefarmtotable.localfoodmarketplace.com/Products

Where can I get prepared meals?

If you are a current participant at a senior center or congregate meal site, call your center to reserve a boxed meal that will be available for pick up. If you are not a participant, call the Maryland Food Bank at (410) 737-8282 or visit www.FoodPantries.org.

Where can I get delivered meals?

  • Meals on Wheels: 410-558-0827
  • Moveable Feast: 410-327-3420

How can I get my prescription medications?

The following pharmacies will deliver:

The filing deadline for individual and corporate income tax has been extended to July 15, 2020.

https://www.marylandtaxes.gov/

Hundreds of City residents have applied for unemployment insurance. For displaced workers, please direct them to the following resources as needed:

  • If people need help getting a job or other support, please have them contact the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development and someone will contact them within 2 business days.  bit.ly/2UvgzWK

Small businesses in Baltimore City are eligible to apply for funding through the federal Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Small businesses and private non-profit organizations can apply directly to the SBA for financial assistance here: disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Updates on Baltimore City Government Operations are available via the link below:
health.baltimorecity.gov/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov 

Baltimore City Public Schools COVID-19 Information Portal:
baltimorecityschools.org/health-updates

How to get involved

Help us get important information out about COVID-19 by sharing our graphics on social media: health.baltimorecity.gov/coronavirus/infographics

We greatly appreciate the outpouring of support for Baltimore’s preparation and response to COVID-19. These are a few ways for individuals and organizations to help out. We will be updating this page in the days and weeks ahead: health.baltimorecity.gov/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/volunteering-those-affected-covid-19

Food Access

Making sure all residents have access to food during this time is a priority for the city. Please visit bit.ly/2IXby3X for the official list of

locations where grab-n-go meals are available, complete with time, meal and eligibility details.

Maryland State                   Government Information

Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) service updates are available via the link below:

mta.maryland.gov/coronavirus

Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 Information Portal:

coronavirus.maryland.gov/

COVID-19 Overview

Official guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to avoid close contact with people who are sick; stay home when sick; avoid touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth; wash hands with soap and water; and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Practicing social distancing is advised as a measure to reduce exposure to COVID-19.  There are currently no immunizations for COVID-19.

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center: Detailed information on the spread of the outbreak: coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

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Alexandra Smith, Team Lead, JIC Community & Government Affairs

Liam Davis, Government Specialist

Councilman Kristerfer Burnett, JIC City Council Representative

Link to access infographics: health.baltimorecity.gov/coronavirus/infographics 

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