Education, Health, Sports

BCPS revises timeline for return to in-person learning; continues to work on plan for fall sports

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has revised its timeline for a phased-in resumption of in-person learning. The revised timeline calls for staff to return to the school system’s four public separate day schools on Monday, Nov. 2, with students at those schools having the option to begin in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 16. The schools to be impacted – Battle …


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WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 ICU bed usage, hospitalizations continue to fall as schools prepare to reopen

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 25, there have been 122,359 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,494,019 tests. The statewide positivity rate …


THE AVENUE at White Marsh 2020 Tree Lighting to be virtual, Holiday Parade ‘postponed’

WHITE MARSH, MD—The holiday season will be a bit different this year at THE AVENUE at White Marsh. On Thursday, officials announced that the venue’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony would be virtual and that the annual Holiday Parade would be “postponed” until 2021. From the official announcement: Story continues below “It is with heavy hearts that we accept THE AVENUE …

Governor Hogan, State Superintendent Salmon announce return of fall sports

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Following a visit to schools in Frederick County on Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced the return of fall sports in Maryland. Each local school system will now have the ability to officially start the interscholastic athletic fall season in secondary schools beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2020. “Getting our kids back on …

Governor Hogan announces $10 million in grant awards for Maryland community colleges

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced $10 million in grant awards for Maryland’s 16 community colleges to expand education opportunities and workforce development programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund is a federal grant for governors to support and assist local education agencies, higher education institutions, and other educational entities with emergency assistance due …

Maryland State Department of Education provides $10 million in grant funding to support in-person instruction this fall

BALTIMORE, MD—As a result of improved health metrics throughout the State, the Maryland State Department of Education is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall. MSDE will award a total of $10 million in grants to local school systems, the SEED School, the Maryland School for the …

Governor Hogan announces COVID-19 serology testing study for Maryland firefighters

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that state health officials are conducting a COVID-19 serology testing study for all professional and volunteer firefighters in Maryland. This initiative, currently active in seven jurisdictions, is a key part of the Maryland Department of Health’s ongoing statewide COVID-19 antibody study to determine how many Marylanders have been exposed to COVID-19. “Our firefighters …

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 …