Family, Health, Sci-Tech

Three Baltimore County Animal Services employees test positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Animal Services is taking action to safeguard employees, animals, and patrons after three employees tested positive for COVID-19. The three employees all work in animal care at the Baltimore County Animal Shelter, located at 13800 Manor Road in Baldwin. “The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, animals at the shelter, and our patrons will always be …


Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County offering online scheduling for free COVID-19 tests

TOWSON, MD—Beginning on Wednesday, Baltimore County residents can now quickly and easily reserve a slot online for free COVID-19 testing by visiting Baltimore County’s website. Appointments are currently available at both walk-up and drive-through sites for Thursday, June 4, through Tuesday, June 9, 2020. New dates will be added on Wednesdays each week. “Improving access to testing is important to …


COVID-19 testing without doctor’s order now available at Baltimore County sites

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County will now offer COVID-19 tests at all of its testing sites without a doctor’s order. In order to ensure efficient operations, residents will be required to call the County’s COVID-19 hotline to make an appointment. Previously, tests at Baltimore County testing sites were only available to individuals with a doctor’s order. Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory …

Baltimore County 15-year-old dies from COVD-19 complications

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—A Baltimore County teenager has died from complications associated with the novel coronavirus, marking what health officials say is the first pediatric COVID-19 death in the county. The girl has been identified as 15-year-old Daryana Dyson, according to WJZ. Dyson reportedly had symptoms of an inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19 infection that has been documented in children in …

Olszewski announces effort to provide nursing homes with additional PPE

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In an effort to better assist state nursing homes that are having difficulty acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that the county will make additional supplies available directly to state-regulated long-term care facilities across Baltimore County. This effort will supplement existing processes for long-term care facilities …

CCBC to partner with Baltimore County to offer contact trace investigator training, privacy advocates express concern

ESSEX, MD—The Community College of Baltimore County will be partnering with Baltimore County government to create an online training program for contact trace investigators, but some are concerned about the privacy aspects of such a program. Contact trace investigators work with individuals who have suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, helping to identify others with whom they have had close …

Baltimore County announces 4th COVID-19 testing site in Dundalk

DUNDALK, MD—Beginning on Monday, May 4, the Baltimore County Department of Health will open a fourth COVID-19 testing site at the Dundalk Health Center (7700 Dunmanway Baltimore, Maryland 21222) to help meet the need for expanded testing. The new clinic will offer 50 slots per day and will be the county’s second walk-up clinic, as well as the first County-operated …

Olszewski announces major COVID-19 economic relief efforts for small businesses, artists, musicians

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced a series of economic relief efforts to support small businesses and individuals impacted by the severe financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic: Baltimore County announces $10 million in new grant funding for small businesses County offers $100,000 in grants to assist professional artists, musicians and performers CCBC to launch online contact …