Baltimore Mayor-elect Brandon Scott’s inauguration Tuesday will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Scott’s office said in a news release Monday.
Scott will take the oath of office to become Baltimore’s 52nd mayor at noon Tuesday in the rotunda on the first floor of Baltimore’s City Hall, the release said. Right after the ceremony, he will give short remarks outside of City Hall.
The ceremony can be viewed at charmtvbaltimore.com, according to the release.
Scott had self-quarantined recently after being exposed to the coronavirus per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines. Scott came out of quarantine Saturday as expected, said spokeswoman Stefanie Mavronis.
Scott told The Baltimore Sun Friday that he has been asymptomatic and has tested negative several times, including Friday.
Scott also will swear in Comptroller-elect Bill Henry at 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from Henry’s office. Attendance for that ceremony will be limited to Henry’s immediate family due to the coronavirus, the release said.
Henry’s ceremony, which will be in City Hall’s Board of Estimates room, according to Henry spokeswoman K.C. Kelleher, will be carried live on Charm TV and Channel 25, according to the release.