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Press Release: Health Commissioner Declares Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Wednesday through Friday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 24, 2021) With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Wednesday, August 25th through Friday, August 27th.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert Tuesday through Friday

BALTIMORE, MD (August 10, 2021) With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday, August 10 through Friday, August 13.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Baltimore City Health Department Releases Updated List of Cooling Centers Open During Code Red Extreme Heat Alert

BALTIMORE, MD (July 15, 2021) With temperatures remaining high in the Baltimore region, and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has extended the Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Saturday, July 17.  The heat index is a measure of air temperature and relative humidity and indicates how hot it feels to the human body. 

Health Commissioner Extends Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Saturday

BALTIMORE, MD (July 13, 2021) With temperatures remaining high in the Baltimore region, and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has extended the Code Red Extreme Heat Alert through Saturday, July 17.  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 Monday and Tuesday

BALTIMORE, MD (July 11, 2021) With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit over the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Monday, July 12 through Tuesday, July 13.  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 Tuesday through Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD (July 6, 2021) With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit today and tomorrow, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday, July 6 through Wednesday, July 7.  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 Tuesday through Wednesday; First of the Season

BALTIMORE, MD (June 28, 2021). With temperatures expected to rise in the Baltimore region and the heat index forecasted to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit the next few days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert for Tuesday, June 29th through Wednesday, June 30th.  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 and Civic Works Announce Grants Program to Support Local COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic and Outreach Efforts

Baltimore, MD (Thursday, May 27, 2021). The Baltimore City Health Department and Civic Works Inc. announced a request for proposals for community organizations and community leaders working in Baltimore City interested in setting up vaccination clinics and performing vaccine education for VALUE communities.

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

BALTIMORE, MD (February 19, 2021)— With temperatures forecasted to fall into the teens with wind chill overnight, Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration for Baltimore City beginning Saturday evening, February 20th through Sunday morning, February 21st.

Health Commissioner Extends Code Blue Declaration through Tuesday Morning

BALTIMORE, MD (January 29, 2021)— With temperatures forecasted to fall into the teens with wind chill and an anticipated wintry mix Sunday into Monday, Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa today extended the Code Blue Extreme Cold declaration until Tuesday morning, February 2nd.

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