COVID-19 Safety and Resources

The links below offer detailed information about personal, business and community resources offered by Baltimore City, the State of Maryland and various organizations to support and educate our families and communities during this difficult time. Although COVID-19 is unlike anything we have experienced, Baltimore stands together. We hope you stay safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.

Be Healthy

If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath or if you have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should call ahead to your healthcare provider. If you do not have a healthcare provider or are uninsured, visit the Baltimore City website for a list of providers.

Be Safe

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information on how to protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others, visit the CDC website.

Wash your hands often for 20 seconds

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Disinfect surfaces regularly

Maintain 6 feet of space from others

Stay Home, except when seeking essentials or medical care

Free Meals for Families

Baltimore City is providing grab-n-go meals to all Baltimore children and youth (18 and under) March 28-April 26.

Map of Food & Healthcare Sites

For an updated list of food sites, healthcare clinics and shopping options for elderly citizens, view this map.

Online Learning for Students

To supplement learning while schools are closed, visit Baltimore City School’s website to download daily lessons.

Mental Health Resources

If you are experiencing stress or anxiety related to news and information about COVID-19, you are not alone. For guidance about how to care for your mental health during this difficult time, visit this resource.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health related crisis, Baltimore City’s Crisis Information and Referral line is available 24/7. Need help? Call 410-433-5175.

Community Resources

Baltimore City COVID-19 Updates

For daily updates on Baltimore City’s response to COVID-19, including the availability of resources and opportunities to volunteer

 Maryland Updates and Resources

For more information about state and federal resources available to families, employees, businesses, students and more 

Employment Resources

If your work has been suspended or terminated due to COVID-19, you can file for unemployment insurance by phone between 7:30am – 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, at 410-949-0022 or apply for unemployment benefits online.

Volunteer to Call Our Older Neighbors

Our seniors are the most vulnerable to COVID-19. But We Can Bmore, together. Sign up to talk by phone with those who cannot connect in person with friends in senior housing buildings.

I would like to volunteer to call our Senior Neighbors

A project of Wheelabrator Baltimore.