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File #: 20-0212R    Version: 0 Name: Covid-19 Essential Business and Resident Activity Regulations
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/13/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 4/13/2020
Enactment #:
Title: Covid-19 Essential Business and Resident Activity Regulations For the purpose of calling on the Mayor to require all businesses deemed “essential” in Baltimore City immediately implement social distance measures for customers and to require all residents wear masks while participating in permitted activities.
Sponsors: Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Mary Pat Clarke, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Ryan Dorsey, Leon F. Pinkett, III
Indexes: Business, COVID-19, Essential, Residences
Attachments: 1. 20-0212R~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.
DLR Draft I 13Apr20 DLR Draft I 13Apr20
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
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Introduced by: President Scott

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Covid-19 Essential Business and Resident Activity Regulations
For the purpose of calling on the Mayor to require all businesses deemed “essential” in Baltimore City immediately implement social distance measures for customers and to require all residents wear masks while participating in permitted activities.
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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 3 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 12, there were 812 confirmed cases in Baltimore City along with 24 deaths.

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, diabetes, and heart disease. Individuals with asthma may also suffer severe symptoms from the virus, as COVID-19 makes breathing difficult in symptoma...

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