Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

County Executive Olszewski announces distribution of 100,000 rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits, county testing expansion

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced updates on Baltimore County’s ongoing efforts to expand access to COVID-19 testing, including plans for the distribution of 100,000 rapid at-home COVID tests for residents and the expansion of county-run testing sites. “Expanding Baltimore County’s testing availability will help ensure residents can take every precaution to protect themselves and their loved …


Education, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech, Sports

BCPS to resume in-person learning on January 3, Councilman Marks applauds decision

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will resume in-person learning on January 3, Superintendent Darryl Williams announced on Thursday. With cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant rising across the state, the Maryland State Department of Education had, this week, urged schools to resume in-person learning after the holiday break and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks issued a statement echoing this sentiment. “With …


Olszewski declares State of Emergency in Baltimore County, issues indoor mask mandate

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday declared a State of Emergency in Baltimore County due to the rapid rise in cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. County officials say the new local State of Emergency will give Baltimore County the ability to quickly adopt emergency public health measures to protect the safety and well-being of residents, assist the county …

Baltimore County government offices to be closed for Thanksgiving holiday

TOWSON, MD—In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, Baltimore County government offices, including Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 vaccination clinics and testing sites, will be closed on Thursday, November 25th. Additionally, Towson Loop service and CountyRide van service will not operate and all branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be will be closed. County parking meters are …

Baltimore County government offices to close on Thursday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 testing sites will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 vaccination clinics will operate as scheduled, parking meters must be fed, and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages …

Baltimore County offices to be closed on Monday, October 11

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices will be closed on Monday, October 11. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed. Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual. …

Baltimore County Executive Olszewski announces free flu vaccinations on October 16, 17

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch on Tuesday announced the County’s plan to host the annual Super Weekend Flu Clinics. The free two-day clinics will take place on October 16 and 17 in seven locations throughout the County. To ensure proper social distancing, attendees must schedule an appointment for the site of their …

Olszewski announces new COVID-19 vaccination policy for Baltimore County employees

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday morning announced that, beginning October 15, 2021, all Baltimore County government employees who are not vaccinated will be required to be tested for COVID-19 weekly. “Public health is a shared responsibility, and we each have to do our part in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our workforce and the public …