Coronavirus Resource Page

Welcome to the Roland Park Coronavirus Resource Page

This page is provided to inform residents of CDC guidelines and best practices, and to bring local resources to your attention. The intent is to help residents stay safe and reduce exposure to infection during this emergency. The Roland Park Civic League is not providing any medical advice. Please contact your health care provider if you need help, and take guidance from state and local authorities at all times.

Staying Healthy

  • In an effort to ensure all residents have appropriate information to protect yourself and your families during this time, we’ve included CDC Prevention Steps below. This information and more can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html 
  • Know how it spreads: The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • Take steps to protect yourself: Wash or sanitize your hands often. Avoid touching your face. 
  • Avoid close contact: Maintain 6 feet (2 meter) distance between you and other people.
  • Take steps to protect others: Stay home if you’re sick. Cover cough and sneezes. If you have symptoms, wear a mask to protect others.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces daily.

Helping Others

The Roland Park Civic League is endorsing a Roland Park Self-Quarantine Support Network developed to help connect neighbors in need with volunteer neighbors who can help with things like grocery shopping and delivery, medication delivery, and dog walking. If you are interested in helping out your nearby neighbors, please sign up on the link above. Volunteers will need to (a) sign up, (b) sign a waiver, (c) be vetted, and (d) attend an orientation, in order to be eligible to be connected with a vulnerable neighbor.

Here is a handout currently being used by the Roland Park Self-Quarantine Support Network, this can be printed for neighbors who need help or who want to volunteer.

LINK TO VOLUNTEER: www.tiny.cc/RPhelp

Asking for Help

If you are in need of help due to self-quarantine or quarantine by a medical professional, we have developed a robust network of volunteer neighbors who are willing to help with groceries, medications, dog walking, checking in from time to time, or other things you may need help with. Please sign up on the link above or call one of your Plat Representatives or Ann-Barron Carneal at 202-997-4950.

LINK FOR VULNERABLE NEIGHBORS TO ASK FOR HELP: http://www.tiny.cc/RPneedhelp

Getting Tested

  • If you have fever, coughing, shortness of breath, call your medical provider right away.
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID TESTING
    • Not everyone needs a test. Testing is appropriate for those who are at highest risk for developing severe COVID-19 disease.
    • Currently, COVID-19 testing is not widely available.
    • Mildly ill patients should be encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance about clinical management. 
  • COVID TESTING SITES IN BALTIMORE: 
    • MedStar PromptCare 410-230-7820 (can test walk-ins)
    • Maryland State Health Department 410-767-6871 (will have updated list of test sites)
    • Lifebridge Health 410-601-2222
    • Mercy Hospital 410-332-4866 (no drive through yet)
    • Sinai Hospital Drive Through 410-601-2222 (have to call first)

Roland Park Civic League 2020-2021 Board of Directors Slate

In advance of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Civic League, the new slate of board nominees and is now available for community review.  Note that the annual meeting will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, May 20th at 7PM (link details to follow).  There will be a vote on the slate, so residents are encouraged to participate in the meeting and vote!  Per the By-Laws, we need a minimum of 35 people for voting/approval purposes.

Position/Nominee:

President: Robert Connors

First Vice President: Tom Hoen*

Second Vice President: Ashley Handwerk

Secretary: Ann-Barron Carneal**

Treasurer: Jen Viglucci

Plat 1 Rep: Blair Storzer**

Plat 4 Rep: Bobby Marinelli*

Plat 5 City Rep: Andy Niazy**

Plat 6 Rep: Devon Dodson

At-Large Rep “B”: Rachel Dawson*

At-Large Rep “E”: Ken Rice*

Returning Board Members

Position/Name

Plat 2 Rep: Ed Goodlander

Plat 3 Rep: Dan McIntyre

Plat 5/County Rep: Dan Motz

At-Large “A” Rep: Mary Kay Battafarano

At-Large “C” Rep: Richard Bruno

At-Large “D” Rep: Martha Holleman

*New to RPCL Board

**Current RPCL Board member in a new role

NOTE: You can read the bios for each proposed new board member here: rpclboardnomineebios

 

Organic Debris Removal Service Modified Schedule for 2020

Organic Debris Removal Service MODIFIED SCHEDULE FOR 2020 is ON for JUNE, SEPTEMBER and NOVEMBER. Residents that have paid Civic League dues and full maintenance fees must register by the last day of the prior month. If you have any questions about the service, call the Roland Park Office 410-464-2525.

For more details and to sign up, visit the Organic Debris page.

 

50th Anniversary of Earth Day and Tree Planting!

April 22nd is 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Roland Park to celebrate by planting 50 trees

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let’s plant 50 trees in Roland Park. The Baltimore City Department of Forestry has given the Landscape Committee the trees as part of a program to expand the City’s tree canopy.

The first 50 residents to sign up are eligible to receive a tree to plant on or near your property (one per household). In addition to planting the tree yourself, you must agree to provide your address to Kate Culotta for the Tree Baltimore registry, and water, maintain and care for the new tree (guidelines and planting instructions will be provided). If you are unable to plant the tree, the Landscape Committee will arrange to have it planted at a future date. Fees may apply.

The tree supply is limited:

  • Verge or streetscape trees include Red Maple, Black Gum and American Hornbeam
  • Personal property trees include Flowering Black Cherry (native), Eastern Redbud, Serviceberry, American Hornbeam, Southern Magnolia and Sweet Gum. Note that Sweet Gum is only suitable for areas away from the street, sidewalk and play areas because they drop hard, spiked fruits. These fruits, while unpleasant to walk on, are an important food source for native wildlife like birds, chipmunks and squirrels. It is best to plant Sweet Gums on slopes or at the forest edge.

Tree distribution will follow strict social distancing guidelines.

Please contact Kate Culotta at krculotta@msn.com or 410-804-4750 for more information, and to request help with tree selection or planting. Trees available for pick up starting Wednesday April 22, 2020.

 

 

Please consider giving blood! The American Red Cross reminds us the need is constant.

Go to this link and type in your zip code to find locations near you.  It’s that easy!

https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

Wednesday, April 1st Civic League Meeting is on via Zoom! 7-9PM

Robert Connors, President of The Roland Park Civic League, is inviting you to the April monthly board meeting via  Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 952 692 849
Password: 031292

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Meeting agenda is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/sfdev-bucket/rolandpark/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Agenda_April_2020-3.pdf

Message about the Organic Debris Removal Service

In this letter Civic League President Bob Connors outlines changes to the Organic Debris Program for 2020:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/sfdev-bucket/rolandpark/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Organic-Debris-Program-2020-9.pdf

Civic League President’s Opening Remarks from February 5th Meeting

 

For those residents that were unable to attend the monthly Roland Park Civic League Board Meeting Wednesday evening (February 5, 2020), we are posting the opening remarks of the Civic League President,  which include our initial response to the racial incident last month in collaboration with our community partners.

Opening Remarks for February 5