Young announces launch of Baltimore City COVID-19 resource website

Posted at 11:10 AM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 11:12:43-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Mayor Jack Young on Monday announced the launch of a new city website dedicated to COVID-19.

The website includes information on the City’s food distribution and resource efforts, clinical guidance for healthcare providers, and links for residents looking to volunteer or donate to people or organizations in need.

On Wednesday Young authorized a $200 bi-weekly stipend for the City’s firefighters, EMTs, and police officers. Other mission critical employees will receive an additional $100.00 bi-weekly.

“It is critical that we provide any relief we can to our front line employees to ease burdens at home while they continue to go to work on behalf of the city and its residents,” Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said.

The stipend becomes effective on Monday, March 30, 2020, and will be on employees’ first scheduled payroll checks.

Amid the outbreak, Young has also waived parking meter fees in the city.

The enforcement of Residential Permit Parking, street cleaning parking, 48-hour parking, abandoned vehicles and peak hour parking violations are also suspended. Transportation Enforcement Officers will focus on citing immediate safety and pedestrian issues.

Click here to visit the website.