BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Expect significant delays in trash pickup if you live in Baltimore City.

The Department of Public Works said Friday employees are refusing to report to work. This comes amid a coronavirus outbreak at the Eastside Sanitation Yard.


Earlier this week, operations there were suspended to prevent the virus from spreading. The City mobilized other sanitation crews to fill in gaps in service, but now, some are not reporting to work.

The DPW called the actions unacceptable.

The department is now actively looking to hire.

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

Comments (3)
  1. Vroom says:

    The virus is real & deadly. Hogan is reopening too soon. People who want to live and value their & their loved ones’ lives above money will refuse to go back to work (especially when there is an outbreak at their workplace) and to patronize certain businesses out of concern for their health. Those people are not paid enough to risk their lives for.

  2. King Julian says:

    EMS has been hit hard with Covid I don’t see them refusing to work are you suggesting they do so.

  3. Frank says:

    If they want to refuse to work, fire them and hire people that will work. simple as that.

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