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File #: 20-0194R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s Strategic Response to the Wuhan Coronavirus
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Failed - End of Term
File created: 2/10/2020 In control: Health
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s Strategic Response to the Wuhan Coronavirus For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, the Baltimore Police Department, the Baltimore City Fire Department, and the Baltimore City Department of Finance to brief the City Council on Baltimore’s strategic response to the Wuhan coronavirus.
Sponsors: Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Mary Pat Clarke, Sharon Green Middleton, Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Coronavirus, Informational Hearing, Response, Strategic
Attachments: 1. 20-0194R~1st Reader, 2. Health 20-0194R, 3. BCPSS 20-0194R, 4. Police 20-0194R, 5. COVID 19 City Council Presentation, 6. Finance 20-0194R, 7. HABC 20-0194R, 8. DOT 20-0194R, 9. DHCD COVID19-Emergency Response Action Plan, 10. DHCD 20-0194R, 11. COVID19 Emergency Food Strategy City Council Hearing-042820, 12. DPW 19-0194R, 13. FINAL COPY 20-0194R 3 5 20, 14. Hearing Notes 19-0194R 3 5 20, 15. FINAL COPY 4 28 20, 16. Handout #1 4 28 20 Health Dept, 17. Handout #2 4 28 20 Police Dept, 18. Hearing Notes 19-0194R 4 28 20, 19. 2nd Reader Amendments 20-0194R - Adopted
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/7/20200 City Council Failed - End of Term  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20200 City Council Re-referred to Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/11/20200 Health Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/28/20200 Health Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/13/20200 Health Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Housing Authority of Baltimore City  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/5/20200 Health    Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/20200 Health Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/27/20200 The City Council Refer to Homeless Services Program  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/20200 Health Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Fire Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Police Department  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Emergency Management  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Public Works  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Information Technology  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Transportation  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/13/20200 The City Council Refer to Baltimore City Public School System  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/20200 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/10/20200 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: President Scott and Councilmember Burnett


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
title
Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s Strategic Response to the Wuhan Coronavirus
For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, the Baltimore Police Department, the Baltimore City Fire Department, and the Baltimore City Department of Finance to brief the City Council on Baltimore’s strategic response to the Wuhan coronavirus.
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Recitals

Recently, a new strain of coronavirus was detected in thousands of people worldwide, prompting the World Health Organization to declare a “public health emergency of international concern.” Similarly, the United States federal government has declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency. This new strain of coronavirus, also referred to as 2019-nCoV, is a strain that has not been previously found in humans and has lead to nearly 500 deaths around the world as of last week.

Most people who were first diagnosed with this infection reported exposure to a large seafood and live animal market in Wuhan, China. Recently, people with this infection did not report contact with this market. Thus, person-to-person spread is occurring, and recently at least one individual has been diagnosed in Maryland.

The risk of a Baltimorean contracting coronavirus is generally low - contracting the flu remains a larger threat. However, the Baltimore City Council, on behalf of our constituents, is seeking to assess Baltimore’s preparedness both now and in the future should the coronavirus fail to be contained or cured. Specifically, th...

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