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Contact Us: info@thiru2020.com

By Authority: Thiru Vignarajah for Baltimore. Tunji Williams, Treasurer.

RESOURCE GUIDE: COVID-19

It's a tough time for our city, the nation, and the world -- but we can remain diligent and get through this, together. There are many individuals out there sharing information and working to keep us safe. We hope this guide of official and unofficial resources will only help to amplify those efforts across our communities. 

OUR CAMPAIGN ENCOURAGES YOU TO:

1.

STAY HEALTHY

Wash your hands and practice social distancing. If staying home isn’t an option, follow all CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19

Key facts in multiple languages:

2.

Prepare to vote

The Primary Election is postponed until June 2

New early voting dates: May 21 to May 28.

 

7th District Special Election -- will still be on April 28th by Absentee Ballot Only 

You can request a mail-in ballot for both elections here: elections.maryland.gov/voting/absentee.html

3.

Be counted

Surveys were recently sent. The Census will have a major impact on funding for our city. 

 

Organizations like Global Shapers and Strong City Baltimore are leading the way. 
 

To learn more about the Census visit: https://www.census.gov

Follow Government Guidelines & Mandates

Governor Hogan Issues stay-at-home order for MD residents (WMAR)

https://www.wmar2news.com/news/coronavirus/gov-hogan-issues-stay-at-home-order-for-all-maryland-residents

Centers for Disease Control

See guidelines to reduce the spread and updates on active cases:

https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19

Maryland Dept. of Health

See latest statewide updates: 

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/#Prevention

City Dept. of Health

See latest citywide updates:

https://health.baltimorecity.gov/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

Baltimore City Coronavirus Resources

https://coronavirus.baltimorecity.gov/

Public Transit

For updates on adjustments to transit:

https://www.mta.maryland.gov/coronavirus

Survey of Impacted Businesses

The Baltimore Development Corporation is collecting information:

https://www.mta.maryland.gov/coronavirus

 

Check Out COVID Maps & Infographics

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

A dashboard of cases since January:

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

Baltimore City Health Dept. Infographics

Download and share, or print, PDFs of the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 campaign:

https://health.baltimorecity.gov/coronavirus/infographics

COVID-19 Daily Lab Testing in the U.S.

A map of pending and active testing since January:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing-in-us.html

 

Testing broken out by state:

https://covidtracking.com

 

Find Insurance and Coverage Information

Special Healthcare Enrollment Period

The Maryland Health Connection opened enrollment during COVID-19 State of Emergency:

https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/

Primary Care Clinics for the Uninsured 

Baltimore City published information on clinics offering care for Baltimoreans seeking care:

https://health.baltimorecity.gov/sites/default/files/FQHC%20List%20PDF_3_12_2020.pdf

 

Find Financial Support

Maryland’s Department of Labor

The Division of Unemployment Insurance is open and taking claims from 7:30am to 3:30pm due to the high volume of claims due to COVID-19:

http://www.dllr.maryland.gov/employment/unemployment.shtml

Financial Institutions Offering Aid

The Simple Dollar has created a website with multiple different financial institutions and the aid that they’re offering during COVID-19:

https://www.thesimpledollar.com/financial-wellness/coronavirus-financial-assistance/

 

Help our Neighbors & Businesses

Neighborhood Quarantine Response Teams

Join or create a response team in your neighborhood: 

shorturl.at/bimIX

Venmo Waiters, Bartenders, and Others Workers in Baltimore

Send a tip to workers impacted by sudden business closures:

shorturl.at/bfAQ1

Identify Food Sites

If your usual source of meals is strained or eliminated during business and school closures:

https://health.baltimorecity.gov/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/food-distribution-sites

Support Small Restaurants

If you want to support local businesses, there are many places that offer carry-out and delivery services:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1In-C5ClJS4Yzx5cTGfelmF2GRQ-Ws86QCwjQCihwx14/edit?usp=sharing

Financial Support for Evolving Community Needs

https://www.bcf.org/How-We-Work/Making-a-Difference-in-Baltimore/-Evolving-Community-Needs-Fund

 

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Business Funds

Loan Fund:

https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-small-business-covid-19-emergency-relief-loan-fund

Grant Fund:

https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-small-business-covid-19-emergency-relief-grant-fund

Manufacturing Fund:

https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-covid-19-emergency-relief-manufacturing-fund

Layoff Aversion Fund:

http://www.labor.maryland.gov/employment/covidlafund.shtml

 

 

Support Our Students,

Parents & Educators  

Donate to the Emergency School Closure Family Support Fund

Provide funds to families impacted by sudden school closures:

https://www.ffee.org/donate/

Stream National Aquarium Exhibits

Check in on our friends at the National Aquarium while it’s closed to visitors:

https://www.aqua.org/

View and Share Updates from Baltimore City Public Schools

https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/health-updates

 

KEEP BUSY AND ACTIVE

Live Stream Events and Performances

A calendar of live streamed plays, readings, concerts, and other performances to celebrate artists (from a safe distance):

https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com

Follow our Social Media Pages

Turn on notifications to keep up to date on when we live stream:

Twitter:@thiru4baltimore

Facebook: Thiru for Baltimore

Instagram: @thiru4baltimore

At-Home Workout Options

The Baltimore Magazine compiled a list of home workouts to do while social distancing:

https://www.baltimoremagazine.com/section/health/home-workouts-from-local-trainers-to-do-while-social-distancing