Executive Orders & Additional Information
STATE OF MARYLAND – EXECUTIVE ORDERS:
1. Prohibiting Large Gatherings and Events and Closing Senior Centers, and Additionally Closing Bars, Restaurants, Fitness Centers, and Theaters: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Executive-Order-Amending-Large-Gatherings.pdf Governor Hogan declared all of the above to be closed after Monday, March 16, at 5pm, indefinitely. The order allows for restaurants to continue carry-out, drive-thru, and delivery services, and allows for eateries in health care facilities to remain open.
2. Closing Casinos, Racetracks, and Simulcast Betting Facilities: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Casino-Racetrack-OTB-Closure-Order-1.pdf
3. Calling Maryland National Guard Into State of Active Duty: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/National-Guard.pdf
4. Temporarily Prohibiting Evictions of Tenants Suffering Substantial Loss of Income Due to COVID-1: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Executive-Order-Temp-Evictions-Prohibiting.pdf
5. Prohibiting Termination of Residential Services and Late Fees: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Executive-Order-Prohibit-Termination-of-Residential.pdf
6. Omnibus Health Care Order: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Executive-Order-Health-Care-Matters.pdf
7. Expanding Childcare Access: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Day-Care-Order.pdf
MAYOR’S OFFICE OF EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT (MOED): the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development will suspend programs and in-person services at its adult and youth service locations beginning Monday, March 16. Residents and employers will be able to access services via telephone, email and other digital communications. This includes career counseling, work supports and help finding employment through virtual assistance. “My top priority is to protect the health and well-being of both Baltimore City residents and its employees,” said Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young. “As a government, during this health emergency, we must adapt and offer innovative solutions to daily tasks with a goal of reducing the risk of exposure for everyone in our city while not reducing services or resources.” Customers may contact the centers directly during normal office hours. Please visit moed.baltimorecity.gov/moed-service-locations to identify the nearest location’s contact information.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: no planned service interruptions at this time. If changes are made, you can expect to find them below:
1. MTA MARC Train: https://www.mta.maryland.gov/schedule?type=marc-train
2. MTA Metro Subway: https://www.mta.maryland.gov/schedule/metrosubway
4. MTA Light Rail: https://www.mta.maryland.gov/schedule/lightrail
5. Charm City Circulator: https://www.charmcitycirculator.com/
6. Charm City Harbor Connector: https://www.charmcitycirculator.com/content/harbor-connector
7. Water Taxi: https://baltimorewatertaxi.com/
8. BWI Airport: https://www.bwiairport.com/
9. Baltimore Cruise Ship Terminal: https://cruise.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx — the cruise ship terminal in Baltimore City is closed, with the exception of two ships expected to arrive in the coming days.
MAYOR’S OFFICE OF HOMELESS SERVICES (MOHS): the City of Baltimore has activated sheltering in place for our homeless neighbors. City-funded homeless day centers will remain open. The Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Baltimore City Health Department and the Department of General Services are working to identify a site for community quarantining should our city require it.
ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY: 22 locations will be closed to the public until March 30. The Pratt will continue to provide online resources to the public throughout this time. Telephone reference services will continue to be available Monday through Friday, from 9am – 5pm. All renewals are waived and card will remain active. If customers have library books , they do not need to return them until the Pratt returns to normal business hours.