The Lord Baltimore Hotel has provided hospitality for the Baltimore community for over 92 years. Not even a global pandemic will stop them from their commitment to serving the community.
The Hotel has partnered with the city of Baltimore and the University of Maryland Medical System to provide housing to coronavirus patients in need of a place to self-isolate. With a referral from a health care provider, coronavirus patients who have mild or moderate symptoms and do not require hospitalization will be able to stay at Lord Baltimore Hotel.
Not only will this arrangement promote the health and safety of the patients, but it will also reduce interactions in an effort to flatten the curve.
A limited number of employees have come back to work, but the Hotel hopes to bring additional staff back over the next few weeks. Here are three objectives that Lord Baltimore has outlined for its program:
- The safety of our staff and guests are of utmost importance.
- The hotel, in working with UMMS and the Baltimore City Health Department and following guidance from the CDC and State of Maryland, has implemented protocols to ensure the safety of our staff and guests.
- When the crisis lifts (OR when the partnership concludes), we will keep protocols in place as long as needed and continue to make adjustments as necessary, again, to keep our staff and guests safe.
Once things start getting back to normal and the Hotel opens to the public, the team has made a variety of necessary changes to keep staff and guests healthy.
Any staff members that are feeling ill are encouraged to stay home. All associates will undergo daily wellness screenings and wear personal protective equipment.
The Hotel will also continue to practice social distancing by limiting the number of tables and chairs within spaces. Touchless entry will be offered wherever possible and sanitation stations will be offered throughout the hotel for staff and guest convenience.
The Lord Baltimore Hotel offers two dining attractions on-site, the LB Tavern and the LB Bakery, but both restaurants have been closed since the global pandemic began. The team is hoping to open the Bakery within the next few weeks for carryout.
When the restaurants open for dine-in service, the team plans to “take it back to the basics.” This means a simple, linenless table and chair. This allows the staff to properly sanitize the table and chairs before and after each guest.
Just like many small businesses, the Lord Baltimore Hotel needs the support of the community. You can support the hotel by planning a stay, meeting, or event for the future.
There Goes My Hero is proud to support the Lord Baltimore Hotel because of its commitment to help blood cancer patients and other John Hopkins patients. After the partnership with the city of Baltimore and UMMS concludes, Lord Baltimore will reinstate their $99 Patient room package that includes Breakfast, Self Parking, and transportation to and from the hospital.
If you would like more information about how to support Lord Baltimore or support blood cancer patients in Baltimore, please contact There Goes My Hero at 443-339-4375 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.