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Scott defends new COVID-19 restrictions for Baltimore

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Thursday, December 10, 2020
William Carter, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott spoke with Bryan Nehman and Yuprizy Morgan on Thursday morning to address his newly announced coronavirus restrictions.

One of the major restrictions Scott announced is the closing of indoor and outdoor dining starting Friday at 5 p.m.

“We are in an emergency situation, we’re under emergency orders, so this is what this is about,” said Scott. “This is about being a leader, and showing we will do the right things to keep people healthy, safe, and alive.“

Scott said the decision wasn’t made in a hasty way, and “knows how hard it’s been for our restaurants and business.”

Scott added that they’ll work to figure out ways to help the businesses, saying that “tough, drastic, emergency times calls for emergency measures.”

Scott went on to address the restrictions of limiting household gatherings to 10 or fewer people. 

“It depends on how many people live in that home,” Scott said. “We’re talking about gatherings of 10 or more, period. We’re talking about limiting numbers because we have continuously seen folks ignore what we know is the safe thing to do.”

“I get that we have COVID fatigue, I get that it’s the holidays, trust me. But what I want people to understand is that we want our folks to be here.”

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