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Baltimore County to hold free flu vaccination weekend later this month

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers, and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch on Thursday announced the County’s plan to host a Super Weekend flu vaccination clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. “As our fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to protect yourself from …


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Baltimore County launches ‘Be Safe to Stay Safe’ public health, education initiative [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced the “Be Safe to Stay Safe” campaign, a public health and education initiative aimed at encouraging residents to properly wear masks and follow other key hygiene practices to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. The campaign, which features Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman and five-time Pro Bowl player Calais Campbell, …


Baltimore County Department of Health distributes 100,000 COVID-19 safety kits to residents

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health announced on Friday that it had hit its goal to distribute 100,000 COVID-19 safety kits to County residents in order to help mitigate and slow the spread of the coronavirus in communities hardest hit by the epidemic. Kits are provided to locations across Baltimore County, including: PAL Centers Faith and community organizations Nonprofits …

Dr. Gregory Branch, Baltimore County health director, tests positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, the director of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services, has tested positive for coronavirus. Dr. Branch was tested at a county clinic after he recently experienced a mild cough and throat irritation that affected his speech, according to The Baltimore Sun. “All of us in Baltimore County are praying for a full …

Baltimore County issues new COVID-19 mask mandate

TOWSON, MD—As jurisdictions in Maryland and across the country see increasing COVID-19 cases and despite low ICU bed usage, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch has issued a new public health order requiring all individuals ages 2 and over to wear face coverings in all indoor public spaces.  Dr. …

Three Baltimore County Animal Services employees test positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Animal Services is taking action to safeguard employees, animals, and patrons after three employees tested positive for COVID-19. The three employees all work in animal care at the Baltimore County Animal Shelter, located at 13800 Manor Road in Baldwin. “The health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, animals at the shelter, and our patrons will always be …

Baltimore County offering online scheduling for free COVID-19 tests

TOWSON, MD—Beginning on Wednesday, Baltimore County residents can now quickly and easily reserve a slot online for free COVID-19 testing by visiting Baltimore County’s website. Appointments are currently available at both walk-up and drive-through sites for Thursday, June 4, through Tuesday, June 9, 2020. New dates will be added on Wednesdays each week. “Improving access to testing is important to …

COVID-19 testing without doctor’s order now available at Baltimore County sites

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County will now offer COVID-19 tests at all of its testing sites without a doctor’s order. In order to ensure efficient operations, residents will be required to call the County’s COVID-19 hotline to make an appointment. Previously, tests at Baltimore County testing sites were only available to individuals with a doctor’s order. Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory …