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Baltimore County Council sessions to be held virtually due to COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—In compliance with the newest guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, Chair of the Baltimore County Council, on Monday announced new policies for the council work sessions and legislative sessions. These sessions will be held as scheduled but, until further notice, the meetings will be held virtually and remotely via WebEx. The meetings will be convened …


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Baltimore County suspends parking citations during COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—Beginning on Monday, Baltimore County will suspend the issuance of all parking citations for the duration of the local state of emergency. County Executive Johnny Olszewski had previously issued an executive order providing an extension of all county licenses, permits, registrations, and other authorizations until 30 days following the end of the local state of emergency. This applies to …


Department of Public Works warns residents of new COVID-19 scams

UPDATE: Comptroller Peter Franchot is also warning residents to be wary of stimulus scams.  More in the tweet embedded below. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark on Monday advised Baltimore-area water customers to be aware of scams being done during the COVID-19 pandemic. DPW advises that scammers may call customers on the …

Baltimore County first responders test positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials announced on Friday that a member of the Baltimore County Police Department and a member of the Baltimore County Fire Department have tested positive for COVID-19. These are the first Baltimore County public safety personnel to test positive for the virus. “I am grateful for the dedication of the brave men and women serving on the …

Baltimore County expands grocery drive-and-go distribution during COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County on Thursday announced plans to expand grocery distribution to food insecure families by distributing boxes of groceries at 11 sites around the county on Saturday, March 28, for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The distribution will include various grocery items, including fresh produce supplied by Maryland-based Keany Produce & Gourmet, bread from H&S Bakery, and other items …

Baltimore County Planning Department launches Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020 public comment application

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Planning has launched a new application on its website to accept public comments on the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) 2020 rezoning issues. The application includes an interactive map with information about each issue broken down by council district.  The application can be viewed by clicking here. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions …

Baltimore County residents urged to tightly bag, secure trash

TOWSON, MD—In an effort to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, Baltimore County officials are asking residents to tightly bag their trash. Officials say this will aid in trash removal and keep trash collectors from brushing up against any discarded items that may have come into contact with COVID-19. Residents are asked not to place open or broken bags …

Baltimore County Fire Department to restrict ambulance transport of patients’ family members due to COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—On Monday afternoon, the Baltimore County Fire Department announced that, effective immediately, BCoFD medic units and ambulances will no longer allow family members to ride with patients to local hospitals. Officials say the change is necessary due to the fact that all Baltimore-area hospitals have limited or completely restricted visitor access as a safety measure during the novel coronavirus …