City Council President Brandon Scott has released a map of his own to provide information on coronavirus resources in Baltimore, adding information on primary care clinics for the uninsured and grocery stores with special services for seniors to the list of food sites the city is tracking with a separate map.
The map includes details about more than 35 grocery stores in and around the city and more than 20 clinics that treat the uninsured, including special hours at the former and advice on scheduling an appointment at the latter.
Giant Food, Safeway, Whole Foods, Dollar General and Target stores have all set aside designated times for seniors to shop, limiting their chances of being exposed to the coronavirus. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has said seniors and people with underlying medical issues are especially threatened by COVID-19.
“Residents, service providers, and neighborhood volunteers can use this map to find resources based on need and location,” Scott said in a statement. “I have full confidence that this will be a useful resource to many of our residents and I encourage people to share this within their own communities.”
On Twitter, Scott solicited suggestions for other services to add.
The city is currently operating seven meal distribution centers specifically for seniors, and more than 70 for youth, including mobile routes with multiple stops.