MPS Urges More Shelters for COVID Positive Individuals

With a Code Blue Alert in store for the weekend, the MPS sent an urgent letter of concern to Baltimore City Commissioner of Health Letitia Dzirasa, M.D.  After being stabilized in emergency rooms and psychiatric emergency centers, patients experiencing homelessness who do not require inpatient treatment lack shelter options if they test positive for COVID.  The only shelter for Baltimore City COVID positive individuals, Lord Baltimore, is invaluable but has limited services.  The lack of available shelter beds leaves no other choice for to discharge patients back to the street where they are exposed to winter elements.  The MPS urgently called on the Commissioner to create more shelter beds for individuals who have COVID-19.