Brian Sims’ Statement on Covid-19

by Brian Sims, Candidate for Baltimore City Council, 7th Disctrict

As a professional in public health, minimizing the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is the most pressing matter currently. Therefore, as a cautionary measure, my campaign will be minimizing person-to-person contact. I would still love to connect with you to hear what’s import to you as a resident of Baltimore’s 7th City Council District. You can reach me via phone at 410-205-9676 or via email at In addition, I will be hosting live video chats via Facebook (@simsforbaltimore).

The Baltimore City Health Department is working to educate the public and coordinate with city healthcare facilities and professionals. The most up-to-date information can be found at:

Seniors are the most vulnerable populations to coronavirus, so I’m asking for your help supporting the needs of your elderly loved ones, friends and neighbors. Here are things you can do:

  • Identify what medications they are taking and if they need refills or an extended supply.
  • Check to see if they need food, water or other supplies.
  • Phone regularly to check on their general well-being and if assistance is needed. 
  • Program emergency numbers in his or her phone to include family members and close neighbors.
  • Post these numbers in an area they can quickly access such as the refrigerator and nightstand.
  • If your loved one is in a facility barring visitor, please respect the rules.

Baltimore city schools will be closed through Friday, March 27th. An emergency food service program will operate beginning Monday, March 16th from 10 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday. Students will be able to grab breakfast and lunch to go. The exact locations will be announced Sunday, March 15th and listed on the City School’s Health Updates website:

Thank you in advance for helping mitigate the spread of coronavirus.