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 …


Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County to open new COVID-19 testing center at White Marsh Mall

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County will open a new COVID-19 testing site at White Marsh Mall, County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Wednesday. The new site will open on Monday, January 10, in the former Sears location. Existing testing sites are already open in Dundalk, Randallstown, and Towson. Residents can call the Baltimore County COVID-19 hotline at 410-887-3816 to schedule a testing …


Baltimore County Council votes to extend state of emergency, Councilman Julian Jones reelected as chairman

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend its state of emergency until February 7th.  The council voted 6-1 in favor of the extension, with Seventh District Councilman Todd Crandell, a Republican, being the sole representative opposed to the measure. County Executive Olszewski declared the local state of emergency last week in response to rising COVID-19 metrics …

END-OF-YEAR POLL: Will you vote for Johnny Olszewski in 2022?

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Back in May, Johnny Olszewski, Jr. announced plans to run for a second four-year term as Baltimore County Executive in next year’s elections. Based on how he has handled the budget, transportation, the COVID-19 pandemic, and other local issues do you plan to vote for Johnny O. in 2022? Please take our poll below… Will you vote for Johnny …

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 …

County Executive Olszewski tests positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. On Tuesday morning, Olszewski tweeted the following: As part of my regular testing regimen, I received a positive PCR test for COVID-19. I am both vaccinated and boosted. I’m asymptomatic and currently feel fine. This is a critical reminder of the challenges we all continue face amid the …

Olszewski announces new Baltimore County residential bulk trash collection program

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced that, in 2022, Baltimore County will bring back residential bulk trash collection for the first time since 1992. The new program will give residents two opportunities to set out bulk items for collection next year. “Baltimore County spoke, and we listened. For the first time in nearly 30 years, residents will enjoy …

Department of Aging releases Age-Friendly Baltimore County action plan

TOWSON, MD—Officials have finalized and released their action plan for the county’s new Age-Friendly Baltimore County initiative. “We believe Baltimore County can set the standard as a place where all residents feel welcome and can take comfort in knowing their needs are being met,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “Our Age-Friendly Action Plan will serve as a roadmap for …