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Governor Hogan orders all bars & restaurants to close at 10 p.m., reduces capacity at all businesses to Stage Two levels

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced additional actions that would be taken statewide to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Maryland has now seen 13 straight days with more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19, including 2,149 new cases in the past 24 hours. Statewide positivity is now 6.85%, the eighth straight day it has been over 5%. Twenty …


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Golden Ring Middle School earns one of 20 national food allergy awareness grants

ROSEDALE, MD—Golden Ring Middle School is one of only 20 national recipients of a FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) inaugural Collaborator Community Impact Award. Golden Ring Middle is the only grant recipient in Maryland. “As a health science magnet, our school is committed to informing and improving the health of our students, staff, and community,” said Principal Charlyne Maul. …


New COVID-19 guidelines announced for Baltimore County parks effective Tuesday, November 17

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the state of Maryland, officials with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks have announced new guidelines which will go into effect on Tuesday, November 17. The new guidelines include deploying Social Distance Ambassadors to all park, limiting outdoor groups to 25 people or less, and monitoring the use of appropriate …

BCPS launches COVID-19 data dashboard

TOWON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools has launched an online COVID-19 data dashboard that will be updated every Friday. The dashboard provides data on COVID-19 cases in Baltimore County Public Schools and Baltimore County based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health. On the dashboard, graphs and tables show the …

Olszewski announces new Baltimore County gathering limits, orders bars to close at midnight

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski held a press conference on Friday morning to announce new restrictions that will go into effect this weekend to battle the coronavirus pandemic. As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, all indoor gatherings will be limited to 10 people and outdoor gatherings will be limited to 25 people. Additionally, bars and restaurants in …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 positivity rate, hospitalizations spike

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations spiked along with the overall positivity rate over the past week.  Meanwhile, overall mortality rates continued to decline. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, November 13, 2020, there have been 161,789 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has …

Governor Hogan announces $70 Million in new investments, relief amid COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the commitment of $70 million in new investments for initiatives to protect the health, safety, and well-being of Marylanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The $70 million of new investments I’m announcing today will help us to protect the health and safety of even more Marylanders,” said Governor Hogan. “Unfortunately, we have more tough …

BCPS postpones start of in-person athletics conditioning due to COVID-19 metrics

TOWSON, MD—The start of Baltimore County Public Schools’ in-person voluntary conditioning and skill development sessions for student-athletes has been postponed indefinitely. The sessions for BCPS middle and high school students were scheduled to begin on Monday, November 16th. In accordance with guidance from the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland Department of Health, BCPS staff will proceed with the …