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File #: 21-0025R    Version: 0 Name: COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/22/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 2/22/2021
Enactment #:
Title: COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day For the purpose of declaring the first Monday in March COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day.
Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., Sharon Green Middleton, Antonio Glover, Odette Ramos, Kristerfer Burnett, James Torrence, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey
Indexes: COVID-19, Memorial Day
Attachments: 1. 21-0025R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day
For the purpose of declaring the first Monday in March COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day.
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Recitals

Whereas, COVID-19 has spread across the world, creating a global pandemic that is having catastrophic effects on human life, our community, and our economy;

Whereas, Local and state governments, health departments, and public servants have taken bold actions to protect residents, support struggling local economies, and find innovative ways to provide services;

Whereas, In response to rapid spread of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, essential workers have stepped up to provide critical services to help protect our communities and save lives, sacrificing their own health and safety;

Whereas, COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on low-income communities and communities of color, exacerbating inequities already prevalent in our systems that we must address as a nation;

Whereas, Public health guidance and policies targeted at prevention, such as social distancing, wearing masks in public, and staying home help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, prevent illness, and lessen the burden on individuals and society;

Whereas, The symptoms and severity of COVID-19 can vary dramatically by individual and the long-term health implications for survivors is largely unknown, as many survi...

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