MIMA COVID-19 Update No. 28

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March 26, 2021
No. 28

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Keeping You Informed

During the response to COVID-19, MIMA is providing biweekly updates of information related to public services and resources available for our communities!  For the latest multilingual information regarding the city’s response, follow us on Facebook

Mayor Brandon Scott Delivers State of the City

Mayor Scott delivered his first State of the City address on Thursday, March 18, which included a commitment to  language access and $100,000 towards the translation of vital documents throughout city government. Watch the full address here.

Mayor Brandon Scott getting vaccinated at BCCC by Dr. Dzirasa

COVID-19 Vaccination Update

It’s Baltimore VS. COVID, and Mayor Scott just got his first dose of the vaccine at Baltimore City Community College! (See photo of Mayor Scott being vaccinated by our Health Commissioner Dr. Dzirasa at right.)

Starting on March 23rd, Individuals in groups 1A, 1B, 1C and 2A are eligible to receive the COVID vaccine. Group 2A includes Marylanders aged 60 and older. (See Maryland vaccination phase graphic below.) Individuals in group 2A can preregister here to allow the State to contact you when vaccine appointments are available at one of the mass vaccination site locations, including M&T Bank Stadium. Residents 60 years or older can call Maryland Access Point hotline at 410-396-2273 to sign up. Telephonic interpretation should be available. Visit Baltimore City’s COVID vaccine website for more information and updates as more vaccines become available. The state has created a tool to help you find vaccines as they become available.

Have questions about the vaccine? Check out Vaccine FAQs in English, Spanish, French, Korean and Arabic on our Facebook page. Recordings of COVID-19 vaccine information sessions in English and Spanish are also on our Facebook page!

MD Vaccine Phases

What's New This Week?

Some COVID restrictions lifted

Religious facilities, retail establishments, malls, indoor recreational establishments (except hookah/cigar lounges), outdoor recreational establishments, fitness centers, casinos, libraries, museums, zoos, aquariums and personal service businesses are limited to 50% total capacity. Indoor theaters are limited to 50% capacity or 100 persons, whichever is less. Outdoor dining can resume up to 75% capacity and indoor dining can resume up to 50% capacity. Bars without food licenses are allowed to operate at 75% outdoor and 50% indoor capacity. See graphic below, available on MIMA's Facebook page in 5 languages. 

March 26 Executive Order English


Update on Maryland State Tax Deadline

Due to changes in tax forms and state and federal programs, the deadline to file taxes is extended until July 15, 2021. People who received unemployment benefits will have to wait for the April 15 updates to file their taxes. For the first time in Maryland, taxpayers who use an ITIN to file state taxes can apply and qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). If you have any questions or need assistance,  visit www.marylandtaxes.gov for more information, email taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov or call 1-800-MD-TAXES 

IOSC virtual job fair

Immigrant Outreach Service Center Virtual Resource Fair

To provide help for immigrant communities with resources that will contribute to their everyday life, IOSC and Our Daily Bread are organizing a Resource Fair on March 31, 2021 from 10AM to 1PM. Resource Fair Registration is still open, sign up at www.ioscbaltimore.org/resource-fair/ 

Transform Lexington vendor applications extended until Friday, March 26 at 11:59pm

Interested in becoming a vendor at Lexington Market? Apply before March 26, 2021 to secure a spot in historic Lexington Market. Application questions are available in English, Korean and Spanish.

Job Opportunities

Program Coordinator, Baltimore County (Dundalk), Soccer without Borders (Bilingual Spanish/English preferred)

This position will be responsible for planning and leading implementation of after-school programming at Dundalk Middle School and summer programs at 2 Baltimore County high schools. Programming will include English-integrated soccer practice, community building activities, and homework help. The continued success of this program will depend heavily on the relationships developed between the Coordinator, students, school partners, and families. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will support the organization through administrative and program support roles. Soccer Without Borders is looking for the best fit for this young program and aims to maximize the strengths of the person in this position. Applicants can send a meaningful email introduction including how you heard about this position along with a resume to SWB Maryland Director Emily Sherman at baltimore@soccerwithoutborders.org. Please put “SWB Program Coordinator” in the title. Applications will be accepted until March 31st, with priority given to earlier applicants. Read the full job description here

Tenant Services Coordinator (Bilingual- English/Spanish), Latino Economic Development Center

LEDC seeks a Bilingual Tenants Services Coordinator to assist Baltimore City's low-to-moderate income residents in achieving stable housing and self-sufficiency. The Bilingual Tenants Services Coordinator will be responsible for the following: meet with residents and assist them in identifying services needed to resolve problems and achieve personal goals. They will also provide information and referral assistance so that residents can access services and resources including: educational and job training opportunities, healthcare and personal support services, personal finance, and budgeting information. The position also requires maintenance of records and compilation of data and information to document results and to comply with reporting requirements. See the full job description here

Energy Program Technician I, Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success

An Energy Program Technician I conducts intake, reviews applications to determine eligibility for energy assistance, or conducts energy conservation education workshops. Work of this class involves no supervisory duties or responsibilities. See the full job description here

Therapist Case Manager (Bilingual- English/Spanish), Healthcare for the Homeless  

This position provides direct mental health therapy and case management services to children and families experiencing homelessness with various medical needs and psychosocial stressors. The overall purpose of this role is to assist these individuals in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing and achieving other important health-related and psychosocial goals. This TCM will function in a variety of settings, including in-clinic, at community-based sites (e.g., family shelters and mobile clinic) and via telehealth. Apply here

Pediatric Registered Nurse (Bilingual- English/Spanish), Healthcare for the Homeless

The Pediatric Registered Nurse works in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to improve the health of children and families through direct nursing care, health education and care coordination. This position will function in a variety of settings, including in-clinic, at community-based sites (e.g., family shelters and mobile clinic) and via telehealth. Apply here.

English Discrimination Resources

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Mandarin Discrimination Resources

Korean Discrimination Resources

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