"At the Baltimore Convention Center the safety, health, and overall wellbeing of our customers, attendees, staff, and business partners is our foremost priority. From the very beginning of the COVID-19 health crisis we have closely monitored and navigated the ever changing circumstances of this unprecedented event. I pledge that throughout this crisis we will continue to do so and act in accordance with best practices as they become available and as they pertain to the operation of our facility." Executive Director, Peggy Daidakis
State of Emergency and Catastrophic Health Emergency Activation
On Thursday, March 12, 2020 Maryland State Governor, Larry Hogan, announced a series of actions to protect public health and safety and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Maryland. In response to the first case of community transmission of the virus, the state of emergency and catastrophic health emergency activated on March 5, 2020 was raised to full activation level.
As a part of this activation and effective immediately, gatherings of more than 250 people are hereby prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers. Planned large gatherings and events must be canceled or postponed until after termination of the state of emergency and the proclamation of the catastrophic health emergency has been rescinded by the State of Maryland.
What this Means for the Baltimore Convention Center
The Baltimore Convention Center’s administrative offices are operating as normal; however, under this activation no events are being hosted. We are actively working with our effected client base to ensure they are aware of this development and rescheduling events where possible.During this time we will expand on the efforts already underway to clean, sanitize, and disinfect our entire facility.
While no cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Convention Center will continue to stay in close contact with Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and his offices of Health and Emergency Management to ensure that we are up to date on all current guidelines concerning COVID-19.
Until further notice, the Center will also maintain normal operating hours 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.