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Department of Recreation and Parks to deploy ‘Social Distance Ambassadors’ to all Baltimore County parks

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Parks & Recreation issued an update on Friday afternoon with regard to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the pandemic, the department is not issuing any permits for organized activities at this time. In addition, “after consulting with the County Health Officer while using recommendations from the National Recreation and Parks Association …


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Baltimore County reminds residents that parks remain open, playgrounds remain closed

UPDATE: County Executive Johnny Olszewski tweeted on Thursday, saying, “Beginning tomorrow (Friday), recreational fishing and boating will be open, as well as our tennis courts and disc golf courses. Please remember to keep your distance and avoid groups of 10 or more people.” Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County reminded residents on Thursday that all county parks remain open. …


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 …

Baltimore County launches mapping tools showing youth meal sites, locations offering carry-out/delivery

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced new resources to help residents locate food distribution sites and identify restaurants offering food pickup, carry-out, and delivery services. “As we continue to respond to this rapidly evolving situation, we have to make sure our residents can access fundamental necessities—especially food,” Olszewski said. “We will continue to work around the clock …

BCPS expands student meal locations

UPDATE: BCPS has announced changes to the Mobile Meal Program. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Beginning Thursday, March 19, Baltimore County Public Schools students may pick up breakfast, lunch, and dinner at 44 locations, including three new sites: Carriage Hill Apartments, Saddle Brooke Apartments, and Woodmoor Shopping Center. Students must be present to receive meals in the parking lots of …

BCPS expands meal options for students

UPDATE 2: BCPS has announced changes to the Mobile Meal Program. UPDATE: The list of available locations has been expanded. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—In addition to the previously announced free meals available from Baltimore County Public Schools, the school system expanded meal sites on Tuesday and will begin providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner at all sites on Wednesday, …

Olszewski: Gatherings of over 50 people prohibited, evictions suspended, water shutoffs halted

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced a series of new efforts to further expand Baltimore County’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to promote social distancing in order to slow the spread of the virus. Large Gatherings of Over 50 People Prohibited In accordance with the CDC’s new interim guidelines, County Executive Olszewski issued an executive …

Baltimore County Recreation and Parks buildings to be closed until further notice

TOWSON, MD—Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Baltimore County Recreation and Parks buildings will be closed to the public effective Saturday March 14, until further notice. Vestibule areas of the free meal sites for youth 18 and under will be the only exception. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, the Department of Recreation and Parks will offer limited meal distribution to children …