COVID 19 - Statement

Statement about COVID-19

June 3, 2021

We are over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, Maryland has had over 460,194 confirmed cases and COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 9,626 people in our state (Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center). We grieve with those who have lost loved ones and our hearts are with our fellow Marylanders who have suffered and continue to suffer in countless ways during this last year of turmoil.

In many ways, we’ve normalized this new reality and we hope each of you are taking the time to process and care for your own well-being. Most of our team continues to work remotely and we have decided to keep all large meetings and programs virtual through August 31, 2021. Based on guidance from the Baltimore City Health Department, small groups of up to five vaccinated and masked guests can e-mail Elyse Robinson to request use of our meeting spaces. We are evaluating these decisions throughout the year as the safety of our staff, members, and the community is paramount.

We continue to encourage our members, partners, and employees to follow widely recommended hygiene practices including hand washing, covering sneezes, social distancing, and other common-sense precautions.