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Baltimore County to align with state’s Stage Three reopening steps

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Baltimore County would continue to align with State actions, which will allow operations at restaurants to increase from 50 to 75 percent capacity, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA, and the National Restaurant Association, effective Monday, September 21 at 5 p.m. According …


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Maryland reports milestones in COVID-19 fight: new lows for positivity rates, hospitalizations

UPDATE: On Monday morning, Maryland reported another new record-low 7-day positivity rate of 2.75%. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday announced new milestones in Maryland’s fight against COVID-19, with the statewide seven-day positivity rate dropping below 3% for the first time, and the daily positivity rate dropping below 2% for the first time. Hospitalizations have dropped …


Flags lowered to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hogan & Olszewski issue statements

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The United States and Maryland flags have been lowered to half-staff to honor the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday evening at 87 years of age following a lengthy battle with cancer. Gunsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton and was generally viewed as belonging to the liberal wing of the …

Governor Hogan announces expanded capacity for indoor dining, celebrates Maryland Restaurant Week [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday marked the beginning of the state’s first-ever Maryland Restaurant Week by announcing expanded capacity for indoor dining. Effective Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m., capacity for indoor operations at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA, and the National …

Baltimore County to host webinar on recovery for hospitality, tourism sector

TOWSON, MD—On Thursday, September 24, County Executive Johnny Olszewski will host a panel of industry leaders and advocates to provide an update on the state of Baltimore County’s hospitality and tourism industry and offer their insights on how these businesses can adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic. “These small businesses are integral in making Baltimore County’s communities vibrant and diverse, and …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations, positivity rate continue to decline

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall along with the overall positivity rate. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, September 18, there have been 119,062 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,324,252 tests. The statewide positivity rate …

County Executive Olszewski, Superintendent Williams announce new initiatives to support Baltimore County families

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Thursday announced two new initiatives – Childcare Subsidies and Academic Support Centers – designed to help support families of young children during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. “We have an obligation to support the working families hit hard by this pandemic as they navigate …

BCPS Superintendent Williams releases timeline of staff, student reentry to Baltimore County school buildings

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Thursday announced the school system’s timeline for staff and student reentry. “Since the pandemic began, we have had two primary concerns – the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and community and continuing to support our students’ academic progress,” said Williams. “As I announced on August 27, we …