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Baltimore County government offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices, including Health Department COVID-19 testing sites and CountyRide van service, will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be will be closed on Thursday, November 26. County parking meters are free on the holiday. Due to the …


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Perry Hall Knights of Columbus Council donates 73 coats to needy children

PERRY HALL, MD—On Friday, Knights of Columbus Father Burggraff Council #6021, Perry Hall, donated 73 coats to the Center for Family Success in Essex. The coats, purchased by the Knights of Columbus, will be given to needy children by the Baltimore County Department of Health. Glen Sauer and Calvin Anthony from the Knights of Columbus joined Councilman David Marks, who …


Person involved in Parkville BCPS food distribution program site tests positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Thursday that a person involved in the meal distribution program at Castle Drive and Holly Lane (21212) and on Solar Circle (21234) has recently tested positive for COVID-19. Meal distribution from the two sites will continue uninterrupted. Everyone who had close contact with this individual has been identified, notified, and will remain away …

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 …

BCPS releases ‘True North’ document outlining guidelines for transition to hybrid, in-person learning

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has released “Safety Is Our True North,” a document that contains health and safety guidelines for a phased-in transition to hybrid, in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the document’s opening letter, BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Chief of School Climate and Safety Dr. Michael J. Zarchin write, “We share the community’s goal …

Baltimore County to hold free flu vaccination weekend later this month

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers, and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch on Thursday announced the County’s plan to host a Super Weekend flu vaccination clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. “As our fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to protect yourself from …

BCPS employee involved in food distribution program tests positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Wednesday that an employee working in the meal distribution program recently tested positive for COVID-19. The employee is involved in the distribution program at Dundalk Elementary School, Dundalk Middle School, and First Baptist Church.  Officials say meal distribution from these locations will continue uninterrupted. Everyone who had close contact with this BCPS employee …

BCPS revises timeline for return to in-person learning; continues to work on plan for fall sports

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has revised its timeline for a phased-in resumption of in-person learning. The revised timeline calls for staff to return to the school system’s four public separate day schools on Monday, Nov. 2, with students at those schools having the option to begin in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 16. The schools to be impacted – Battle …