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Olszewski: National Guard to support meal distribution, Baltimore County implements hiring freeze

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced a series of aggressive new efforts to expand the county’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic: The Maryland Army National Guard will support food distribution efforts following a request from the county Baltimore County is significantly expanding the number of sites for Saturday meal distribution Olszewski has implemented a freeze …


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Towsontown Spring Festival 2020 postponed due to COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—The 2020 Towsontown Spring Festival has been postponed. The Towson Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday morning that the annual festival had been postponed amid COVID-19 concerns. Here is the full statement from the Towson Chamber: We are sad to inform you that due to COVID-19 we have to postpone the 2020 Towsontown Spring Festival scheduled for May 2 …


Governor Hogan announces financial relief initiatives for Marylanders, small businesses [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—In collaboration with Maryland’s financial institutions, Governor Larry Hogan on Friday issued an Executive Order and announced a series of financial relief initiatives to provide assistance to millions of consumers and small businesses who are facing economic hardships due to COVID-19. “As our state responds to this deadly public health emergency, Marylanders should not be worried about losing their …

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program rolls out for Baltimore County small businesses

BALTIMORE, MD—The United States Treasury and the Small Business Administration are offering programs that will assist Baltimore County’s small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. The new Paycheck Protection Program rolls out on Friday, April 3, 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic …

SAMHSA offers immediate counseling to those affect by COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Immediate counseling is now available for anyone dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, can provide immediate counseling to anyone who needs help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Assistance is …

2020 Kingsville Independence Day Parade cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

KINGSVILLE, MD—Officials announced on Tuesday night that the 2020 Kingsville Independence Day Parade would be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on conversations with some members of the committee, The Greater Kingsville Civic Association, Inc. and the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Department, the decision was made to cancel the 2020 Kingsville 4th of July Parade,” officials said in a statement. …

Businesses, restaurants get creative, adapt during COVID-19 pandemic

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As COVID-19 continues to affect daily life in Baltimore County and around the world, businesses are finding new ways to help the community and attract clients. Barnes & Noble on The Avenue is now offering curbside pickup for online orders as well as a “Virtual Story Time.” For curbside pickup, customers are encouraged to place their orders online, select …

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 …