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TRI Support Center opens, assisting COVID-19 positive individuals who are unable to self isolate

Posted at 7:31 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 19:31:04-04

BALTIMORE — University of Maryland Medical System along with Baltimore City Mayor Jack Young and the Lord Baltimore Hotel have announced the TRI Support Center at the Lord Baltimore Hotel is open.

The partnership will provide Triage, Respite and Isolation services to COVID-19 positive individuals who are unable to self-isolate where they live and do not require hospitalization.

“The University of Maryland Medical System is proud to be part of this innovative lifesaving effort which both prevents virus spread and provides community members the critical medical support needed during this time of crisis,” said Kevin Burns, MD, Medical Director and Lead Clinical Physician for the TRI Support Center. “Undoubtedly, the Lord Baltimore conversion will reduce hospitalizations, prevent deaths and help keep Baltimore healthy.”

The center is designed to address the health concerns around individuals living in multi-generational households, members of the immigrant community, people experiencing homelessness, frontline workers who wish to reduce the risk of transmission at home and others who are in situations where it may be difficult to self isolate.

“I am thankful for the work of UMMS, the Lord Baltimore Hotel, and the Baltimore City Health Department for collaborating on rapidly opening up the TRI Support Center,” said Mayor Young. “The TRI Support Center fills a critical need for our residents who need to be able to self-isolate but cannot safely do so due to their living situations.”