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How Baltimore Musicales is Coping during Coronavirus

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Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping. 

The following is an update from Thea Tullman Moore, Executive Director at Baltimore Musicales, on how they are adapting and coping during these times.

How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?
To stay connected to our audience and our artists during quarantine, we are recording virtual performances of the music we love, beginning with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Recording from seven different homes has presented us with unique challenges, especially because we are used to collaborating closely and in person with our pianist and with each other, but we are learning to adapt and use technology to simulate the experience of ensemble singing. We look forward to premiering a longer virtual concert on July 12 at 6:30 PM on our YouTube channel. We may convert our fall programming to virtual performances or offer a mix of both online content and live performances, depending on this ever-changing situation.

Supporting Our Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Five Ways to De-stress During Coronavirus

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Since the coronavirus epidemic began, uncertainty and fear have become part of our daily lives. For many, these stresses ebb and flow as we try to navigate our new normal.

For some, it’s the stress of homeschooling a child while trying to work. For others, living alone, isolated and worried about one’s health, is causing fear and anxiety.

Now more than ever it’s important for us to take care of ourselves by making our mental and physical health a priority. Step away from the news. Take a personal time-out from our new routines to nourish our souls.

How do we find our Zen? A time-out to rewind and re-energize?

How Zinnia Films is Coping during Quarantine

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Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping. 

The following is an update from David Morley, Principal at Zinnia Films, on how they are adapting and coping during these times.

How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?
We have been working with our clients about video messaging related to COVID-19, for both their customers and their employees. Our in-person production work now includes social distancing measures and equipment disinfecting before and after entering our clients’ workspaces.

New confirmed COVID-19 cases decrease for fourth day in a row

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

The number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland has decreased for the fourth day in a row, state data show.

The state’s total number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by 709, an increase of about 2.7 percent, on Tuesday, according to the Maryland Department of Health’s COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard.

Before that, the total number of confirmed cases in Maryland rose by 1,001 on Saturday, 989 new cases on Sunday and 946 new cases on Monday.

How the Baltimore Museum of Industry is Coping during Coronavirus

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Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping. 

The following is an update from the Baltimore Museum of Industry on how they are adapting and coping during these times.

How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?
Thanks to our great education staff, we were able to pivot rather quickly and adapt several of our activities for “visitors” to use online.  Industry-themed word finds, trivia questions, craft projects and such have been created, along with virtual tours of many of our galleries can be found on our website and are all free of charge. We also moved our weekly preschool program, Wee Workers, onto Facebook where each Tuesday, Ms. Gayle, an incredible museum teacher, presents a book and a craft related to a new gallery or industry each week.  https://www.thebmi.org/visit/visit-from-home/

Maryland’s COVID-19 hospitalizations and intensive care admissions remain relatively flat

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

The rate of people being hospitalized for coronavirus and the number of patients in intensive care are relatively flat, state data show.

Gov. Larry Hogan has said state officials are primarily focusing on those measurements to help determine when Maryland might be able to begin easing restrictions and “reopening” the state. Once those figures have experienced a plateau with no dramatic “spikes” for at least 14 days, the state could begin reopening, Hogan said.

Maryland COVID-19 total jumps by more than 1,700 confirmed cases

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This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the exterior structure of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Image courtesy of CDC.

The number of Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19 jumped by 1,730 on Friday, marking the state’s largest one-day increase to date.

Before that, the largest one-day increase was 1,158 additional cases on April 8–a jump that Gov. Larry Hogan attributed in part to the state’s growing capacity to administer and process COVID-19 tests.

These Baltimore-area restaurants are letting customers buy meals for front-line workers

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Angeli’s Pizza has delivered at least 1,000 pizzas to six different hospitals, including Johns Hopkins Hospital pictured here. The restaurant has set a goal of providing 10,000 pizzas to health care professionals and other “front line” workers. Photo courtesy of Juniet Ozturk.

With Maryland restaurants closing their dining rooms under state order and shifting to drive-through, curbside pickup and delivery over the past month and a half, some have found ways to feed health care professionals, first responders and other workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

From providing discounts to essential workers, to delivering large meal orders to hospitals and police stations with customer donations, here are some of the businesses paying it forward to essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Intensive care bed use for COVID-19 slowing but not flattened completely

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This is a picture of CDC’s laboratory test kit for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). CDC tests are provided to U.S. state and local public health laboratories, Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and select international laboratories. Photo courtesy of CDC.

The number of people needing intensive care for COVID-19 treatment is growing at a slower pace than earlier this month, but it has not flattened out completely, state data show.

Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday said his administration was looking for a 14-day plateau in the rate of hospitalizations and the number of COVID-19 patients being admitted to intensive care units before Maryland could potentially begin reopening as part of the state’s recovery plan.

Hogan added that state would allow for small fluctuations in those measurements so long as they do not “spike up.”

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