Baltimore Mayor Young: Evictions halted while schools are closed because of coronavirus

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, left, with Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, behind her, and other city officials, announced new proactive measures by the city to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has not yet been confirmed in any city residents. Dzirasa commended the city for limiting evictions during a critical time. March 12, 2020(Amy Davis)

The Baltimore sheriff’s office will stop evicting people from their homes while schools are closed due to concerns about the coronavirus, the mayor announced Thursday night.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, together with the city’s sheriff and a district judge, “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,” according to a news release.

For the next two weeks in an attempt to slow the spreading of coronavirus in Maryland’s public schools. Some people are already effected by the virus.

This great for Baltimore, we need it this all over the nation.

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