University of Maryland Extension

COVID - 19 Press Release


University of Maryland Extension Baltimore City
6615 Reisterstown Road Suite 201
Baltimore, Maryland 21228
FAX 410-856-1852

For Immediate Release Date: 3/23/2020           

                                           UME Response to COVID-19

In response to the University of Maryland, Baltimore City Government and Governor Larry Hogan’s actions taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office is implementing policies to limit in-person transactions and safeguard the health of its employees, stakeholders, and the general public.

Effective immediately, the University of Maryland Extension is currently functioning, however, building access is limited to staff only. Our employees are teleworking so appointments will be held via email and/or conference call between 8 am and 4:30 pm. During this time, our staff will continue to be available by phone and email. They can be reached as follows:

Manami Brown, City Extension Director
Tamara Scott, Business Services Specialist
Shanna Chuenyane, Administrative Assistant
Michael Elonge, Financial Management Educator
Neith Little, Urban Agriculture Educator
Albert Lewis, 4-H Youth Development Educator
Bidemi Oladiran, 4-H Youth Development Educator
Marcus Williams, Master Gardener Coordinator
Lauren Williams, Food Supplement Nutrition Education
Sarah Fortunato, Food Supplement Nutrition Education
Erin Bowman, Food Supplement Nutrition Education
Maribet Brute, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Barbara Fisher, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Cassandra King, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Maria Cruz, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
Bianca Brown-Croswell, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Additionally, all in-person public meetings will be canceled, postponed or held via teleconference.

As part of the state’s strong response to COVID-19, Governor Hogan issued an executive order providing a grace period for any state licenses, permits and/or registrations that may be expiring or up for renewal during the state of emergency. Renewal deadlines will be extended up to 30 days after the state of emergency is lifted. This order applies to several items issued by MDA programs, including but not limited to pesticide applicator licenses, State Chemist product registrations, and nutrient management certifications.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and the University of Maryland Extension will continue working hard to maintain normal operations as much as possible. Any questions regarding specific programs or services please contact the UMEBaltimore City office (410) 856-1850 Ext. 112 or 114 and

For more information on the statewide response to COVID-19, please visit

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