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Maryland

All information updated weekly and based on official information made available to the public from state and federal government agencies.

Worker Protections and Safety

Unemployment:

 

Worker Safety

  • New actions to address COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes including universal testing of all staff
  • Recommendations for infection control and prevention of COVID-19 in facilities serving older adults
  • Recommendations for infection control and prevention of COVID-19 in facilities serving older adults here

Member Resources

Housing:

 

Health & Counseling:

  • List and map of coronavirus testing sites
  • Maryland Medicaid Telehealth Program expanded telehealth to allow all distant site provider types. More info here.
  • State-wide 24/7 crisis intervention and supportive counseling hotline: 1-800-422-0009
  • Universal COVID-19 testing for Maryland’s Correctional and Juvenile Facilities here
  • Announced Broader Criteria for Testing, Expanding Testing Availability Statewide and allowing for testing by licensed pharmacists. More information here
  • Major COVID-19 testing site at Baltimore Convention Center. More information here

 

Expiring Licenses, Permits

  • All expiring licenses, permits, registrations and other government authorizations are extended until 30 days after the state of emergency has been lifted. More info here.

 

Childcare:

 

  •  Maryland Locate (visit online 24/7 or call toll-free 877-261-0060 7AM-7PM)
  • Essential workers looking for child care can call (877) 261-0060. The state of Maryland is opening 1,200 day care slots for school-aged children of essential workers and hopes to find a total of 2,500 in locations such as the YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Maryland School for the Blind, public libraries, and parks and recreation facilities.

 

 

Pharmacies that deliver:

 

Food:

  • Free meals for students
  • &Pizza is delivering FREE pizza for anyone who works in a hospital. Text #HERO to 200-03 with a picture of your valid hospital ID for free contactless delivery.

 

Grocery Home Delivery

  • Giant: PeaPod, 1-800-573-2763
  • Eddie’s Roland Park: 410-889-1558
  • Safeway
  • ShopRite
  • Chesapeake Farm to Table: 443-841-2327 or online

 

Resources for Seniors:

Senior shopping hours, for smaller crowds

  • Giant: Seniors may shop from 6AM-7AM
  • Dollar General: Seniors may shop during first hour of each day
  • Target: Seniors may shop an hour before stores open on Wednesdays
  • Whole Foods: Seniors may shop an hour before opening
  • Safeway: Seniors may shop 6AM-9AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Meals

  • If you are a current participant at a senior center or congregate meal site, call your center to reserve a boxed meal that will be available for pick up. If you are not a participant, call the Maryland Food Bank at 410- 737-8282 or visit www.foodpantries.org.
  • Meal Delivery: Meals on Wheels: 410-558-0827 & Moveable Feast: 410-327-3420

 

Baltimore City Resources:

  • If you are an 1199SEIU member in Baltimore City, and if you have received an eviction noticedebt collection action, or are experiencing other civil legal issues, please contact your union organizer. We will contact you with legal resources you may be able to use.

Public Health

Update on stay-at-home order:

  • Text “MdReady” to 898211 to get alerts, tips, and resources related to the new coronavirus. More information here
  • Roadmap to Recovery for Maryland. More information here
  • Schools closed for the rest of the school year. More information here
  • Maryland starts Stage 2 of reopening.
  • Governor announces Stage Two reopenings, including indoor and outdoor amusements.

 

Worker Safety

  • New actions to address COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes including universal testing of all staff
  • Recommendations for infection control and prevention of COVID-19 in facilities serving older adults
  • Recommendations for infection control and prevention of COVID-19 in facilities serving older adults here