Occupational Safety and Health
Activities to eliminate potential risk for City employees via protocol compliance and administrative controls.
Vaccination Prioritization Workgroup
The Vaccination Prioritization Workgroup (VPWG) is a multi-agency workgroup created for the purpose of City employee vaccination prioritization planning.
TEAMUP for Employee Safety and Health
The TEAMUP for Employee Safety and Health program is a coworker-to-coworker, volunteer-based initiative to protect City employees, especially from exposure to the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. This initiative is a key mission of OEM's Safety Program and critical to the City's fight against the pandemic. The City Safety Czar oversees the TEAMUP Program, which works on a variety of key challenges and opportunities addressing occupational health and safety. The program develops and implements effective responses for City services and addresses continuity of operations. The program is comprised of TEAMUP Liaisons (formerly Agency Safety Officers [ASOs]) from City agencies.
Guidance for Out of State Travel for Baltimore City Employees
Please find below updated travel guidance for City Employees which has been modified by recent MDH Guidance.
If employees travel out of state or internationally, we encourage them to inform their supervisors. However, this is not mandatory. We encourage employees to follow suggestions set by the Maryland Department of Health on testing and quarantine when traveling to high risk locations.
Maryland Department of Health Recommendations- 021.03.09.02 - MDH Order - Amended Various Health Care Matters Order.pdf (maryland.gov) https://www.mbp.state.md.us/forms/03122021ExecOrder.pdf
For employees that travel out of state or internationally, we suggest:
- Employees who travel outside of Maryland should immediately get a COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid test) upon arrival in Maryland or 72 hours before travel to Maryland.
- Employees are strongly encouraged to get a second COVID-19 test within 72 hours of their arrival in Maryland.
- If employees do not get tested after travel, we suggest quarantining for 10 days.
Symptomatic employees should follow the guidance for employees experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms. Asymptomatic employees should quarantine while awaiting their test results. Employees may return to work once they have received their COVID-19 test results.
- Employees may telework and quarantine at the same time, but should not return to a workplace or be around co-workers until a COVID-19 test result is received. This can be arranged with your supervisor.
- The District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the States of Delaware and West Virginia are exempt from this recommendation.
- Testing and quarantining (if applicable) does not apply to Baltimore City employees living out of state and traveling to and from work on a daily basis. Employees living out of state who occasionally travel to Maryland for work should, as reasonably practical, comply with the testing and quarantine guidance above.
- This requirement does not apply to asymptomatic employees who have tested for COVID-19 in the previous 90 days and completed their isolation period in accordance with CDC guidelines.
More information on travel can be found here:
International travel recommendations and risk levels by country are here:
We encourage employees to discuss travel plans with supervisors prior to traveling whenever possible, to ensure a plan is in place upon the employee's return regarding testing and/or quarantine guidance.
City Safety Czar