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Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Tuesday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 8th, 2022

With the heat index forecasted to reach as high as 105 degrees Fahrenheit in the Baltimore region again tomorrow, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has extended the previously announced Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Tuesday August 9th. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for August 7th & 8th

BALTIMORE, MD (August 5th, 2022) 

With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit multiple days in a row, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Sunday, August 7th and Monday, August 8th. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Coveted MPX Vaccine Appointments Filled in 90 minutes, Demand in City Outstrips Supply 

For Immediate Release 8/4/2022

Baltimore, MD – On Thursday BCHD offered 60 monkeypox (MPX) vaccine appointments to City residents meeting current eligibility criteria. BCHD shared instructions earlier in the week online and in the media for high-risk individuals to seek an appointment reservation by phone Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Thursday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 3rd, 2022

With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Thursday, August 4th. The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body.

Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Thursday through Sunday; First of the Season

BALTIMORE, MD (July 20, 2022) -- With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit for the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Thursday, July 21st through Sunday, July 24th.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. This is Baltimore City’s first Code Red Extreme Heat Alert of the season.

Baltimore City Health Department Announces Beginning of 2022 Code Red Extreme Heat Season

BALTIMORE, MD (May 16, 2022)—The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) today announced the start of Baltimore City’s Code Red Extreme Heat season. The Code Red Extreme Heat Program is a multi-agency effort to address the impact of extreme heat on Baltimore City residents. Throughout the summer, City agencies provide public education to residents about the effects of sustained heat on health and perform community outreach regarding energy assistance programs for older adults and other susceptible groups through Community Action Partnership Centers.

Health Commissioner Declares Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert for Baltimore City Saturday Evening through Sunday Morning

BALTIMORE, MD (March 11, 2022)— With frigid air moving into the area and the wind chill forecasted to fall into the single digits, Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa today issued a Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration for Baltimore City beginning Saturday evening, March 12 through Sunday morning, March 13. 

Health Commissioner Declares Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert for Baltimore City Sunday Evening through Monday Morning

BALTIMORE, MD (February 11, 2022)— With the wind chill forecasted to fall into the teens and even single digits at times, Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa today issued a Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration for Baltimore City beginning Sunday evening, February 13 through Monday morning, February 14. 

Health Commissioner Declares Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert for Baltimore City Friday Evening through Sunday Morning

BALTIMORE, MD (February 3, 2022)— With the wind chill forecasted to fall into the teens this weekend, Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa today issued a Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration for Baltimore City beginning Friday evening, February 4 through Sunday morning, February 6. 

Health Commissioner Declares Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert for Baltimore City Friday Evening through Sunday Morning

BALTIMORE, MD (January 27, 2022)— With another arctic blast on the way, bringing forecasted wind chills in the single digits, Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa today issued a Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration for Baltimore City beginning Friday evening, January 28 through Sunday morning, January 30. 

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