Residents

We want to provide information and ways that you can continue to support your local business community during this emergency. Click here to see a list of South Baltimore restaurants/bars and small businesses and how you can support them. We encourage all businesses to verify their listings for accuracy update as necessary for both links below.

List of South Baltimore Businesses Open and How You Can Support Them Now!

Please consider using the Virtual Tip Jar to share the love with your favorite bartenders and/or wait staff.

List of Businesses City-Wide that are open and how you can support them!

Please consider using the Virtual Tip Jar to share the love with your favorite bartenders and/or wait staff.

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For Seniors:

  • Special shopping hours for seniors and vulnerable populations
    • Giant: Maryland stores will offer special shopping hours for customers aged 60 and older and those with immune system deficiencies every day from 6:00 am – 7:00 am.
    • Safeway: Maryland stores will offer special shopping hours for vulnerable populations every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 am – 9:00 am.
    • Whole Foods: Maryland stores will offer special hours for seniors 60 and above every day from 7:00 am – 8:00 am.
    • Target: Maryland stores will offer special hours for customers 60 and over and vulnerable populations every Wednesday from 8:00 am – 9:00 am.
    • Dollar General: Maryland stores will reserve the first operating hour each day for seniors. Most stores open at 8 am, but confirm the opening time online.

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For Students:

  • Here is a map of all food distribution centers in Baltimore
  • Pick up free breakfasts and lunches at Cherry Hill Elementary Middle School weekdays from 10 am – 2 pm.
  • School age children can pick up a mid-day snack and prepared dinners at 40 rec centers across the city. Click here for listing.
  • Download online learning packets here.
  • Call the city school district COVID hotline with any school related questions at 443.984.2000.
  • Access Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map Xfinity WiFi hotspots, click here.

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Councilman Costello’s Update: Updated daily, click here This communication includes critical information and guidance related to COVID-19 and will be updated at least daily as more information becomes available and / or as the situation evolves. If you have questions or suggestions, please email: eric.costello@baltimorecity.gov or call 410-396-4816.

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For everyone:

  • Call 211 for non-emergency coronavirus related issues.
  • Governor Hogan signed the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency Protection Act of 2020 which specifies additional measures he may take to address the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to learn more.
  • The Maryland Primary, originally scheduled for April 28th has been postponed until June 2nd.

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Accessing Public Transportation:

  • See a list of all MTA updates and service reductions here.

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Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management

  • For details, click here

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2020 Census: Maryland Department of Planning Statement on Census 2020 and COVID-19:

  • Census 2020 invitations are being sent to homes by the U.S. Census Bureau between Mar. 12 and 20 with instructions on how to participate. The Census can be completed online, via telephone, or by mail. For more information please visit my2020census.gov
  • Any additional questions, please contact Randall Nixon at randall.nixon2@maryland.gov