BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Mayor Brandon Scott on Wednesday announced the suspension of programs operated by the City of Baltimore Parks and Recreation through January 31, citing the spread of COVID-19 provided by the variant. Omicron.
The mayor said he tasked City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa with a proposal to issue a vaccine passport to Baltimore, but no additional details about the passport program were released. offered on Wednesday.
“Let me be very clear, we are experiencing high community transmission,” Scott said. “And we must do everything in our power, not only as governments and health care providers, but also as communities, to protect our residents. , especially those at risk for severe illness.”
The mayor said the city is working with the local health department to distribute home testing kits to the community. He encouraged residents who plan to travel during the holidays to get their health checked before and after their trip, although he discourages them from traveling.
“We all want to be with our loved ones during the holidays, but it’s important that we don’t jeopardize the people we hold dear in our hearts and those in our communities. we in general,” said the mayor.
Among other things, Scott encourages unvaccinated people to get vaccinated and booster shots. He also asked parents to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19.
“It will keep you healthy, it will keep you alive, it will save you from our overcrowded hospitals, it will leave you without a ventilator,” the mayor said.
This is a developing story that will be updated.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/22/baltimore-brandon-scott-suspends-parks-recreation-programs/ Scott Suspends Baltimore Parks & Recreation Programs, Immunization Passport Program Hints – CBS Baltimore