Running a small business in Baltimore is challenging in the best of times – and no one would say these are the best of times. People have been sheltering at home, rarely stepping out to shop. MICA students went home early after COVID-19 forced schools to close. The streets were empty most of March and all of April into May.
It is hard to stay cheerful more than two months into the COVID-19 Maryland shutdown, especially if you are among the thousands who have lost love ones or employment or have had to shut down your business. We have tried here to construct a glass-half-full version of related events. Embrace it if you can.
St. Francis Neighborhood Center in nearby Reservoir Hill had plans for finishing out the current school year with after-school enrichment youth development programs for 75 children (ages 5 – 19, including 12 high schoolers) and support for their low-income families, while planning their annual summer camp.