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Blind Industries & Services of Maryland

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Message about Coronavirus/COVID-19

updated 5-11-2021 

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM) continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and comply with the guidelines and requirements established by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Maryland. We are committed to maintaining a safe work environment and continue to take all appropriate measures to reduce the threat of COVID-19 in all of our facilities and Base Supply Centers.

BISM is taking the following steps to minimize the introduction and spread of COVID-19 at our facilities:

  • Requiring all Associates and Rehabilitation students to wear protective masks when in public areas, such as meeting rooms, the manufacturing floor, and the cafeteria.
  • Limiting the number of visitors and requiring visitors to comply with State required medical and mask mandates.
  • Encouraging social distancing during meetings, lunch, and breaks.
  • Limiting in-person sales calls by BISM sales representatives.
  • Prioritizing an increased sanitation schedule for each facility with particular attention to bathrooms, kitchen areas and other common areas and surfaces.
  • Offering Associates the paid time off necessary to obtain COVID-19 vaccine shots.
  • Providing Associates with numerous resources that promote vaccinations and offering assistance in coordinating vaccine appointments.

BISM is proud of its efforts during these challenging times and its continued work in providing high quality products, supplies, and services to our State of Maryland, federal government, and commercial customers


We will continue to update this page as we receive new and/or revised information.

Toilet paper & bottled water being distributed to BISM Raleigh associates

During this difficult time, BISM associates are pitching in to help each other! We delivered toilet paper and BISM NOW bottled water to our Raleigh location and made it available for our Raleigh associates, who produce uniforms for all branches of the US military. Both items are reported to be in short supply in the Raleigh metro area.

AbilityOne Base Supply Center 25th Anniversary Logo - Diamond with red ribbon: center text is 25th and red ribbon text is 1995-2020 Trusted Partner

The AbilityOne Base Supply Center (BSC) program is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! BISM owns and manages seven BSCs and they are an integral part of our organization. Learn more about BISM’s AbilityOne BSCs here,