Baltimore City is providing grab-n-go meals to all Baltimore children and youth (18 and under) Monday-Friday, March 23-27. The city is also distributing meals for families at select Housing Authority of Baltimore City sites for those communities’ residents only. Click here for the complete listing of sites by quadrant and with meal type and time. Governor Hogan has mandated closure of all non-essential businesses at 5:00 p.m. today.
Essential businesses generally include: supermarkets and grocery stores, big-box stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and discount stores, garbage collection, healthcare operations, daycare centers, hardware stores, gas stations and auto-repair shops, banks, post offices and shipping businesses, veterinary clinics and pet stores, farmers’ markets and food banks, businesses that provide necessities to shelters and economically disadvantaged people, educational institutions, for the purposes of facilitating distance learning, agriculture and food processing, warehousing, storage, and distribution, transportation, including airlines, taxis, rideshare programs, and vehicle rentals, businesses that allow essential businesses to operate
Non-essential businesses are generally recreational in nature. They don’t provide groceries, health or financial support, or utilities. These are the businesses largely agreed to be nonessential: theaters, gyms and recreation centers, salons and spas, museums, casinos and racetracks, shopping malls, bowling alleys, sporting and concert venues, restaurants and bars (take out still operational), liquor stores, industrial manufacturing not related to essential function, construction, labor unions, home office supply stores
(as listed in Business Insider – https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-a-nonessential-business-essential-business-coronavirus-2020-3)
The complete list of essential and non-essential workers as provided by the Department of Homeland Security is here: https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce