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Baltimore County offices, facilities to be closed for Labor Day holiday on September 7

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, September 7, in recognition of the Labor Day holiday. Health Department COVID-19 testing sites will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed and parking meters will be free on the holiday. The …


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Baltimore County Health Department offering immunizations by appointment in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—The school year is beginning virtually, but students are still required to meet state immunization requirements. The Baltimore County Health Department provides free immunizations for children who meet certain qualifications. Children eligible for free immunizations are those who are 18 years of age or younger and: have no insurance coverage for vaccines OR are eligible for Medical Assistance or …


Baltimore County launches ‘Be Safe to Stay Safe’ public health, education initiative [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the “Be Safe to Stay Safe” campaign, a public health and education initiative aimed at encouraging residents to properly wear masks and follow other key hygiene practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. The campaign, which features Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman and five-time Pro Bowl player Calais Campbell, …

Baltimore County recreation councils authorized to hold youth sports in fall with COVID-19 safety protocols

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks on Friday announced that it will authorize local recreation councils to hold youth sports in the fall, with strict requirements in place to protect public health and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Baltimore County Health Department, and the National Recreation …

Baltimore County Department of Health distributes 100,000 COVID-19 safety kits to residents

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health announced on Friday that it had hit its goal to distribute 100,000 COVID-19 safety kits to County residents in order to help mitigate and slow the spread of the coronavirus in communities hardest hit by the epidemic. Kits are provided to locations across Baltimore County, including: PAL Centers Faith and community organizations Nonprofits …

Dr. Gregory Branch, Baltimore County health director, tests positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, the director of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services, has tested positive for coronavirus. Dr. Branch was tested at a county clinic after he recently experienced a mild cough and throat irritation that affected his speech, according to The Baltimore Sun. “All of us in Baltimore County are praying for a full …

Baltimore County issues new COVID-19 mask mandate

TOWSON, MD—As jurisdictions in Maryland and across the country see increasing COVID-19 cases and despite low ICU bed usage, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch has issued a new public health order requiring all individuals ages 2 and over to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces.  Dr. …

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 …