Coronavirus Updates

Your page for up-to-date information about the coronavirus and our agency response. We are following the spread of the virus in Maryland and beyond closely. 

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Here's what we know

  • There have been 461,635 cases and 9,486 deaths in Maryland. (Health Department updates here)
  • Baltimore City lifted capacity restrictions on 5/15, but masks are still required where social distancing is not possible. See which activities are changed here
  • The Lord Baltimore Hotel (known as the TRI Center) provides rooms for individuals and families who cannot safely quarantine in their homes, as well as to those experiencing homelessness. Flyers in English | Spanish
    • Call 443-984-8915 for information.
  • Across the state:
    • On 5/15, Governor Hogan announced lifted restrictions on business capacity and mask wearing for Marylanders who are vaccinated. See which activities are changed here.
    • See testing locations here
    • See statewide vaccine eligibility and locations here.
    • All Marylanders must wear face coverings in health care settings.

What we're doing to protect clients and staff

  • We're here for clients. Find more COVID resources and information for clients here.
  • We're OPEN. Get care in-person and by telehealth. See our hours and locations.
  • We're providing the vaccine.
    • For clients who are 18+:

      • Monday - Friday, 8:30-11 a.m.

      • By appointment or walk-in

      •  J&J vaccine on Wednesdays or Moderna on other days of the week

    • As of 5/14, we have vaccinated 2,841 clients and our weekly capacity is 300 vaccines/week.

  • Coronavirus screening, testing and social distancing:
    • Symptom checks upon entry
    • Screening hotline specifically to support shelter staff. Our medical providers and community health workers are staffing a hotline accessible by the operators of Baltimore City's and Baltimore County's largest shelters. They provide guidance for COVID-19 screens and trigger city transport to partner hospitals for testing and isolation.
    • Testing. At 421 Fallsway from 8:30-11:30 am, M-F.
    • Reduced in-person contact:
      • Non-clinical staff are teleworking
      • Plexiglass barriers at registration desks.
      • One-way clinic flow
  • We've adjusted services and embracing new tools:
    • Telehealth is available: Call 410-837-5533 to schedule appointments and to determine whether an in-person visit is necessary.
    • 800 cloth face coverings (and counting). We are accepting donations of cloth face coverings. Before donating, please email donations@hchmd.org
    • Closed or canceled for now:
      • Convalescent Care Program
      • Saturday clinic at 421 Fallsway
      • Routine dental services—our dentists are still providing evaluations and referrals for emergency care 
      • In-person agency gatherings and events
  • We're calling for policy changes that support continued telehealth and prevent evictions:
  • We are working with local public health and homeless services leaders to ensure that people without homes or in congregate living situations have the option to get vaccinated, tested and safely isolate if needed.

You Can Help

Just as you look to your doctors for answers during this crisis, thousands of our neighbors are turning to us. Your gift helps protect the lives of people without homes.

Donate here

Resources & FAQs

Visit the sites below for useful resources, more statistics and FAQs:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Health Care for the Homeless Council 


We update this page as needed. Check back often!

Client, during a telehealth phone visit

"I'm so grateful that people still care and are checking on me."