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Olszewski: National Guard to support meal distribution, Baltimore County implements hiring freeze

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced a series of aggressive new efforts to expand the county’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic: The Maryland Army National Guard will support food distribution efforts following a request from the county Baltimore County is significantly expanding the number of sites for Saturday meal distribution Olszewski has implemented a freeze …


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Olszewski announces essential duty pay for Baltimore County first responders, public-facing employees

TOWSON, MD—In recognition of the critical role first responders and other essential public-facing employees are playing in Baltimore County’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced an essential pay program for those employees. “Our public-facing employees are on the front lines of this crisis, and their extraordinary efforts deserve recognition and compensation,” Olszewski …


Olszewski to hold virtual town halls on COVID-19, budget

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced that he will be holding virtual town halls to discuss COVID-19 and the county budget. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, Olszewski will hold an online town hall to discuss the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Olszewski, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of …

Olszewski unveils Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, which will support the county’s efforts to promote public health and support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will be managed by the Baltimore Community Foundation, and county leadership will determine how the fund is allocated. “We know that in addition to health …

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 …

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 resident is Maryland’s second coronavirus death

BALTIMORE, MD—A second Marylander has died from the coronavirus. On Friday night, Governor Larry Hogan announced that a Baltimore County man in his 60s died from COVID-19. The governor added that the man had underlying medical conditions. “A second Marylander has lost his life as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,” Governor Hogan said on Friday night. “On behalf of …