Coronavirus Update

On March 5, Gov. Hogan declared a State of Emergency to further mobilize all available state resources. This official declaration has authorized and directed the following to occur until his order is rescinded:

  • ALL schools are CLOSED until at least March 27th with learning packets available online at: and free grab-and-go meals are available daily at ten school locations from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. throughout the city. That info can also be found on their website.
  • ALL senior and recreation centers have been CLOSED until further notice. Food will be distributed at various locations throughout the city from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Homeless & Family Shelters are open and two additional shelters are being created with a 100-person capacity with upwards of 500-cots being ordered from the state.
  • Public transportation including the MTA and Circulator are fully operational and servicing the citizens on a normal schedule.
  • ALL bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms are CLOSED beginning at 5:00p.m. on March 16th. Carry-out facilities may still be operational for now.
  • ALL casinos and race tracks have been closed until further notice. No facility that has larger than 250 people are allowed to be open during this State of Emergency. As is the case, most bars and pubs are also closing their doors during this time.
  • Jury trials for state and federal courthouses have been suspended until April 3rd, with most state agencies accepting individuals by appointment only.
  • ALL city-permitted events have been cancelled through the end of March.
  • Please sign up for Bmore alert, an emergency notification system used by the City of Baltimore to send emergency alerts to residents, businesses and visitors across the City:
  • Stay up-to-date on information about Coronavirus COVID-19 testing and case counts in Maryland are available at:

Sheila Dixon