BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is holding a news conference late Friday morning to give an update on the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A day after being sworn in earlier this week, Scott announced a number of new restrictions aimed at slowing the virus’ spread, including closing indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants and imposing 25% capacity restrictions at religious facilities, retail stores, malls and personal service establishments. Those restrictions take effect at 5 p.m. Friday.
Scott is set to speak at 11 a.m. He will be joined by local restaurant owners to talk about the importance of supporting small businesses.
Today at 11AM I will hold my second #COVID19 press conference with @DrTishCommish of @BMore_Healthy, Colin Tarbert of Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), and local restaurant owners to give a COVID-19 update. pic.twitter.com/X8BtntmT8g
— Brandon M. Scott (@MayorBMScott) December 11, 2020
On Friday, Maryland set another single-day hospitalization record and recorded another 2,616 COVID-19 cases and 51 new deaths.
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