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Mayor Unveils Citywide Website With COVID-19 Resources Website represents multi-agency approach to information gathering, one-stop-shop for residents

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced the release of a new City website dedicated to COVID-19. Mayor Young issued the following statement:

“As we continue to work across the City to provide essential services for residents while also protecting their health and well-being, we know that centralizing critical information is key to our efforts,” Mayor Young said. “We can’t let misinformation and rumors lead people to make poor decisions about their health and this virus.”

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

The website represents the next step in the City’s communications strategy to blanket Baltimore with information and resources about COVID-19 for residents.

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Charm City Circulator Institutes New Boarding Procedures in Response to COVID-19

(March 17, 2020) – To support the City’s efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus,  starting Wednesday, March 18th, all non-disabled  passengers will be directed to board through the rear doors of the bus to limit close contact between passengers and drivers.  We also ask that non-disabled passengers exit the vehicle from the rear doors. Please allow passengers to de-board before boarding the bus.  Disabled passengers will be allowed to board at the front doors. We thank you for your on-going  support as we continue to adapt our service to meet the needs and safety of the community. 

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Para apoyar los esfuerzos de la Ciudad para limitar la propagación del virus COVID-19, a partir del miércoles 18 de marzo, todos los pasajeros no discapacitados deberán abordar a través de las puertas traseras del autobús para limitar el contacto cercano entre los pasajeros y los conductores. También pedimos que los pasajeros no discapacitados salgan del vehículo por las puertas traseras. Permita que los pasajeros se bajen antes de abordar el autobús. Los pasajeros discapacitados podrán abordar en las puertas de entrada. Le agradecemos su continuo apoyo mientras continuamos adaptando nuestro servicio para satisfacer las necesidades y la seguridad de la comunidad.

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Vehicle Retrievals Suspended and Impound Facilities Closed to the Public in Response to COVID-19

(March 16, 2020) – Due to the potential spread in Baltimore City of Covid-19, and for the protection of the general public and our employees,  the Baltimore City Department of Transportation’s Safety and Towing Division will suspend all vehicle retrievals from its Pulaski Highway and Fallsway Impound Facilities as of Monday, March 16, 2020.  This suspension of vehicle retrievals will remain in effect until further notice in order to protect the health and safety of Baltimore residents, visitors, and employees.

During this time, the main offices of the City’s impound facilities located at 6700 Pulaski Highway and 410 Fallsway will be closed to the public, and vehicle storage fees will be frozen so that additional storage fees will not accrue.  

Citizens who have questions or need additional information may call the Pulaski Highway Impound Facility at 410-545-3417.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Right of Way Services Division Closed to the Public in Response to COVID-19

(March 16, 2020) – Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 health situation and for the protection of the general public and our employees, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation – Right of Way Services Division located at 401 E. Fayette Street, along with the Department of Recreation and Parks Permit Office located at 3201 Boston Street will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.  At that time, Temporary Use of the Right of Way, Special Event or Minor Privilege permit applications will not be accepted in person.

Special Event permit applications for activities such as Block Parties, Special Events, Ceremonial Street Signs, Event Parking, Horizontal Banner and Street Vending Licenses & Permits can be found online at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/special-events-permitting-stree….  Applications and questions should be submitted to [email protected]. Please visit our website and/or email us for updates regarding the Special Events and Vendor Licensing Section. For additional information or to schedule appointments for Mobile Vending Licenses, call 410-396-1916.

For event permits that take place in our parks including Open to Public Events in Parks, General Park Use/Private Events, Athletic Permits and more, please visit https://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov or email [email protected]

Temporary Use of Right of Way permit applications for street cuts, street/lane/sidewalk closures, driveway/curb cuts/dumpsters, scaffolds, storage containers, etc. can be found at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/right-way-permits.  Applications and questions should be submitted to [email protected] or call 410-396-4508 for additional information.

Minor Privilege permit information and applications can be found at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/right-way-services/minor-privilege. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected] or by calling 410-396-3346.

Information regarding property ownership, property research, mailing address changes, property consolidation/subdivision applications, deed cards, block plats and maps can be found at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/property-location-maps-records. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] or by calling 410-396-3800.

This policy will be evaluated and updated on a weekly basis. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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Department of Transportation Temporarily Suspends Issuing Street Sweeping and 48-Hour Parking Violations

Scofflaw operations also suspended until further notice

(March 16, 2020) – Due to the COVID-19 public health situation, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation’s Safety Division will be suspending the ticketing of vehicles for street sweeping parking violations, along with 48-hour parking violations in Baltimore City effective immediately.  The Department of Transportation will also be suspending its scofflaw operations for outstanding parking citations.   

These operations will be suspended until further notice in order to protect the health and safety of Baltimore residents, visitors, and employees.

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Letter to Charm City Circulator and Harbor Connector Riders Regarding COVID-19

(March 16, 2020) 

Dear Charm City Circulator (CCC) and Harbor Connector (HC) Riders,

Public safety is DOT’s top priority for our transit users.  With the COVID-19 public health crisis, we want to share the following actions that are being taken to prevent the spread of the virus on our transit vehicles. 

While we continue to routinely clean the CCC busses and HC vessels at the end of every day, we have increased our cleaning efforts to include mid-day cleanings for every vehicle and vessel in operation.  These cleanings include disinfecting all passenger touch-point locations such as seats, windows, hand rails etc.   

At this time, both CCC and HC schedules will remain the same, but are subject to change in this rapidly evolving situation.  Given the nature of the virus, it is critical that all persons consider the following when out in public areas:

·         Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

·         Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue into the trash.

·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

·         Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

·         Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical attention.

·         Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 

The Department of Transportation recognizes the essential nature of our CCC and HC services, and will work diligently to keep our vehicles clean and safe during this time.  All information on CCC and HC services can be found at https://www.charmcitycirculator.com/.

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