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File #: 20-0208R    Version: 0 Name: COVID-19 Update
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 4/6/2020
Enactment #:
Title: COVID-19 Update For the purpose of updating Baltimore City residents on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining the City Council’s recommendations going forward.
Sponsors: President Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, Sharon Green Middleton, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Robert Stokes, Sr., Shannon Sneed, Edward Reisinger, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Mary Pat Clarke, Zeke Cohen, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Ryan Dorsey
Indexes: COVID-19, Update
Attachments: 1. 20-0208R~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.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: President Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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COVID-19 Update
For the purpose of updating Baltimore City residents on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and outlining the City Council’s recommendations going forward.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Maryland. Due to the extreme threat that the virus poses to the health and well-being of all those in our state and city, Governor Hogan declared a State of Emergency on March 5 after three cases of the virus were diagnosed in Montgomery County. Mayor Young declared a State of Emergency on March 18, after 5 cases were diagnosed in the City. As of April 6, there were over 1,300,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with over 340,000 confirmed cases in the United States, 4,045 confirmed cases in Maryland, and 435 confirmed cases in Baltimore City. Of those cases, there have been over 70,000 deaths worldwide, over 10,000 deaths in the United States, 91 deaths in Maryland, and 8 deaths in Baltimore City.

The Baltimore City Council recognizes that certain groups are more vulnerable to the virus than others. The elderly and people with compromised immune systems are most likely to become severely ill or die from the virus, although severe symptoms and death can occur in young people and generally healthy people as well. Some conditions that make people especially susceptible to complications from the virus include lung disease, diabete...

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