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Glassman: Harford County to align with state, proceed with additional Stage Two reopenings

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—County Executive Barry Glassman has announced that Harford County will align with the state’s recommendation and proceed with additional reopenings as part of Stage Two of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery. “As of this morning, the Maryland Department of Health is reporting a total of 991 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 55 deaths and 3 probable deaths among Harford …


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Governor Hogan releases additional details on Stage Two reopenings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With key statewide health metrics continuing to trend in a positive direction, Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday evening announced further details on the additional phased reopenings through Stage Two of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.’ “This truly is one of the most daunting challenges our state has ever faced, but sometimes the worst times have a way of …


Baltimore County to begin ‘Seats on the Streets’ outdoor dining in Towson this weekend

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced that beginning this Saturday, June 13, the county will shut down Pennsylvania Avenue, between York Road and Washington Avenue, to all vehicular traffic during certain hours in order to allow local establishments to provide expanded outdoor seating. The Seats on the Streets initiative was developed in partnership with the Towson Chamber …

Gov. Hogan signs Executive Orders extending prohibition on utility shut-offs, expanding services by state-licensed breweries & wineries

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Friday morning, Governor Larry Hogan signed two new Executive Orders meant to help residents and small businesses as they continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the first Executive Order, Governor Hogan extended the emergency order prohibiting utility providers from shutting off or charging late fees for residential services, including electricity, water, phone, and …

Baltimore County officials release additional details on fully entering Stage One of reopening plan

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials have announced additional details regarding the county’s plan to fully enter Stage One of Governor Larry Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. “Having made significant progress in the availability of testing, contact tracing and personal protective equipment, we are prepared to take the next steps in safely reopening our economy. As we align with …

Baltimore County to align with state, reopen restaurants with outdoor seating, churches to resume services

UPDATE: Officials have released additional details regarding the county’s plan to fully enter Stage One. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski held a press conference on Thursday evening to provide an update on the county’s progress with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, Olszewski announced that, effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29, Baltimore …

Glassman eases Harford County parking lot requirements to facilitate outdoor dining

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—Harford County Executive Barry Glassman on Thursday signed an Executive Order temporarily waiving certain requirements to give restaurants additional space in their parking lots for outside dining. The action under Harford County’s State of Emergency takes effect on Friday, May 29, at 5 p.m. to coincide with Governor Hogan’s completion of Stage One under the Maryland Roadmap to …

Baltimore City moves to allow outdoor dining at area restaurants

BALTIMORE, MD—On Thursday, Baltimore City Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced that restaurants with outdoor dining permits can begin serving patrons outside at 5 p.m., on Friday, May 29th. “After consulting with our Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, and reviewing Baltimore City’s health data on COVID-19, we will move forward with allowing outdoor dining,” Mayor Young said. “I want to …