BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that it expects the coronavirus will spread in the U.S. and asked citizens to prepare.
In response to the CDC’s warning, Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott is calling on Mayor Jack Young to hold an emergency preparedness cabinet meeting to update residents on the issue.READ MORE: Slamming Baltimore, Gov. Hogan Lays Out $150 Million 'Re-fund The Police' Plan
“I am calling on the Mayor to hold an emergency preparedness cabinet meeting with the key agencies and to update the residents of Baltimore on the issue,” Scott said. “The Baltimore City Council already has a hearing scheduled with the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and the Baltimore City Health Department on their preparedness efforts.”READ MORE: Baltimore Police Union Advises Officers To Not Disclose Their Vaccination Status Ahead Of City's Mandate
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This call follows a resolution introduced by Scott at the February 10, 2020, City Council meeting in which he requested an informational hearing on Baltimore’s strategic response to the coronavirus.MORE NEWS: FDA Committee Recommends Boosters For Johnson & Johnson, Final Authorization Could Come Next Week
At last check, two people were tested for the coronavirus here in Maryland, but the results were negative.