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Lord Baltimore Hotel opens its doors to COVID-19 carriers to self-isolate safely

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Posted at 5:20 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 19:12:06-04

BALTIMORE — There are more than 2,600 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Baltimore City and 120 people have died.

Officials announced a new partnership with the Lord Baltimore Hotel and the University of Maryland Medical System to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. It’s called the try support initiative.

The goal is to reduce the number of interactions between people who have tested negative and people who have tested positive but may not be able to self-isolate due to their living conditions.

"Individuals with mild or moderate symptoms who do not require hospitalization and need a place to be able to self-isolate safely will be referred to the Lord Baltimore Hotel by hospitals, healthcare providers and the city health department," said Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, Health Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department.

This includes people who live in multi-generational households, members of the immigrant community, the homeless, frontline workers that want to reduce the risk of transmission at home and others who live in congregate settings.

The hotel will be staffed with resident and clinical support staff meals and cleaning services will also be provided.