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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations, positivity rate continue to decline

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall along with the overall positivity rate. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, September 18, there have been 119,062 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,324,252 tests. The statewide positivity rate …


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County Executive Olszewski, Superintendent Williams announce new initiatives to support Baltimore County families

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Thursday announced two new initiatives – Childcare Subsidies and Academic Support Centers – designed to help support families of young children during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. “We have an obligation to support the working families hit hard by this pandemic as they navigate …


BCPS Superintendent Williams releases timeline of staff, student reentry to Baltimore County school buildings

UPDATE: BCPS’ reopening timeline has been revised. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Thursday announced the school system’s timeline for staff and student reentry. “Since the pandemic began, we have had two primary concerns – the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and community and continuing to support our students’ …

Maryland Department of Labor awards nearly $17 million to 25 local adult education providers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson on Thursday announced that Md. Labor has selected 25 adult education providers to receive $16.8 million in combined federal and state funds. These organizations will continue to expand access to adult education opportunities for Marylanders in the areas of adult basic and secondary education, English language acquisition, and civics education. “Labor is …

BCPS magnet program application process set to begin

TOWSON, MD—The application process for Baltimore County Public Schools’ magnet programs began at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 16, with the release of magnet applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Magnet brochures describing program offerings are available online. BCPS magnet programs are theme-oriented courses of study that provide students with in-depth experiences in specialized areas of interest. BCPS has nearly 120 …

MSDE partners with Sephora in new training program to provide career opportunities to individuals with disabilities

BALTIMORE, MD—On Monday, the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitative Services (MSDE DORS) announced a new partnership with Sephora to provide career opportunities to individuals with disabilities. In an innovative customized training program, Sephora is collaborating with MSDE DORS and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to provide on-site warehouse associate training at its Maryland Distribution Center. …

Location, schedule changes to BCPS fall meal distribution program, effective Monday, Sept. 14

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has announced changes to its fall meal distribution program effective Monday, Sept. 14. Six locations have been added to the list of distribution sites: Chesapeake Terrace Elementary, North Point Road at Millers Island Boulevard, Padonia International Elementary, Seventh District Elementary, Warren Elementary, and Westowne Elementary. Two locations have been removed from the list: Loch Raven …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall, Baltimore County positivity rate drops

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall as Baltimore County’s positivity rate dropped over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, there have been 114,724 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,250,638 tests. The statewide …