Aug 27, 2020
Since Baltimore shut down in mid-March, health commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa and her team have been working to implement response strategies that meet the city’s unique needs. Public-private partnerships have bolstered mobile testing in COVID-19 hotspots. A historic hotel was converted to care for unstably housed people in isolation and quarantine. Workforce development efforts shifted to hiring contact tracers and community health workers. Dr. Dzirasa talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about these and other innovative approaches, and her hopes and concerns for the future.