Mayor Young Outlines Process to Keep City Council Updated on COVID-19 Response

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Starting Friday, March 13, Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young will activate the City's Joint Information Command Center (JICC) to ensure residents are receiving the most up-to-date and accurate information available regarding Baltimore's response to COVID-19.

Mayor Young has detailed Health Committee Chairman Councilman Kristerfer Burnett and the office of the City Council President full-time to the JICC. They will assist the administration with disseminating information to the public and to elected officials. 

The Health Department will also provide regular briefings every 24 to 48 hours on the latest involving COVID-19 to the Council President, Councilman Burnett and Public Safety Chairman Councilman Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer.

"I am thankful to have the partnership and cooperation of our City Council as we all work to safeguard the health of our residents and visitors," Mayor Young said. "We have to ensure a free-flow of information to the public, as we remain vigilant against COVID-19."

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