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Maryland School for the Blind donates N95 face masks to Baltimore first responders

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind has donated five cases of N95 masks to Baltimore’s first responders who are on the front lines helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Maryland. MSB facilities staff found the face masks in a supply closet in one of the buildings on the school’s campus located at 3501Taylor Avenue and brought it to …


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Bloomberg Philanthropies, state of Maryland to fund Johns Hopkins University-led COVID-19 treatment research

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Bloomberg Philanthropies, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and Johns Hopkins University announced on Friday a joint effort to fund research into the potential therapeutic uses of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, led by Arturo Casadevall, an infectious disease expert and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor who holds joint appointments in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School …


Maryland School for the Blind opens daycare center for MD first responders

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In response to the coronavirus outbreak, The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) will open a daycare center to provide childcare services to Maryland’s first responders and essential personnel beginning Monday, March 30. MSB’s Pre-School and Early Learning Center, located on the school’s campus at 3501Taylor Avenue in northeast Baltimore, will be used for the daycare center which will …

Md. child care centers ordered to close by Friday evening

BALTIMORE, MD—Child care centers in Maryland have been ordered to close by Friday evening due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday afternoon, Dr. Karen B. Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, announced that all child care providers would need to close by the end of the day on Friday, March 27, except for those serving essential personnel. Licensed child care programs …

BCPS meal distribution extended; two more meal distribution sites to be added

TOWSON, MD—In alignment with the state-mandated extended closure of school buildings, Baltimore County Public Schools will distribute free meals to students through Friday, April 24. Beginning Thursday, March 26, BCPS students may pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner (three meals in one bag) at 50 locations, including two new sites: Church Lane Elementary School and General John Stricker Middle School. …

Maryland schools to remain closed until April 24

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a Wednesday morning press conference to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At the press conference, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced that officials would extend the closure of all public schools in Maryland for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020. “With the challenges facing our State and our country, we have …

BCPS serves more than 50,000 meals during first week of school closure, 2 new distribution sites added

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools served more than 50,000 meals during the first week of the state-mandated school closure. Beginning Monday, March 23, two additional sites will be added as meal distribution locations bringing the total to 46. The following numbers of meals were distributed by BCPS from March 16 -20: Monday, March 16: 1,159 Tuesday, March 17: 1,911 Wednesday, …

Baltimore County launches mapping tools showing youth meal sites, locations offering carry-out/delivery

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced new resources to help residents locate food distribution sites and identify restaurants offering food pickup, carry-out, and delivery services. “As we continue to respond to this rapidly evolving situation, we have to make sure our residents can access fundamental necessities—especially food,” Olszewski said. “We will continue to work around the clock …