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Mayor Young cancels city permitted events of more than 250 people, halts evictions

Posted at 3:28 PM, Mar 12, 2020

BALTIMORE — Mayor Jack Young has canceled city permitted events with more than 250 people in Baltimore amid the coronavirus outbreak.

They recommend that other events with more than 250 people be postponed as well.

Young, in a press conference on Thursday, also stated they are not recommending closing city schools, as there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Baltimore.

Baltimore City Public Schools will prepare learning packets for students in preparation.

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Currently, there are 12 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland.

Also, beginning immediately, evictions in Baltimore City are halted while schools are closed due to the growing COVID-19 virus.

Earlier Thursday, Mayor Young reached out to Baltimore City Sheriff John W. Anderson to request his office, which has jurisdiction over evictions, stop the practice during the period when public schools are closed in Baltimore.

Governor Hogan announced that public schools throughout the state will close for two weeks beginning Monday.

"I am thankful to Sheriff Anderson and District Administrative Judge Barbara B. Waxman for working quickly with my office to put in place a policy to allow people to remain in their homes while schools and many other government buildings are closed due to COVID-19," Mayor Young said.

Mayor Young's full press conference is below.