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Governor Hogan continues to stress vigilance in COVID-19 fight, Superintendent Salmon sets guardrails for schools to reopen

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday evening provided an update to Marylanders on the state’s ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery, stressing the need for continued caution and vigilance. The governor was joined by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, who announced that MSDE will extend flexibility to local school systems to determine re-openings while instituting …


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COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland ICU bed usage remains low as hospitalizations rise

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday reported that statewide COVID-19 ICU bed usage remains low as new deaths remained in the single digits. As of Thursday morning, there have been 80,836 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 664 cases since Wednesday. A total …


COVID-19 REPORT: Maryland ICU bed usage remains low, Baltimore City suspends indoor dining

UPDATE: View the latest NottinghamMD.com COVID-19 reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Wednesday reported that statewide COVID-19 deaths continued to slow over the past 24 hours while the overall positivity rate remained unchanged. As of Wednesday morning, there have been 80,172 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland, an increase of 627 cases since …

Baltimore County Public Schools announces plan for virtual education through January 2021

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools plans to begin the 2020-21 school year with virtual education, following approval secured Tuesday night from the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Following schedules designed by their schools, students will engage in live, virtual instruction with their teachers four days each week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday), for 2 – 3.5 hours per day. …

Attorney General Frosh joins coalition seeking to block rule limiting K-12 public school pandemic relief funds

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a coalition of nine attorneys general and several local jurisdictions in filing for a preliminary injunction to block U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ attempt to redirect pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools while litigation is ongoing. The new action comes in light of efforts that reinterpret the …

New location added, BCPS now distributing summer meals at 85 locations

TOWSON, MD. – Effective, Monday, July 20, a distribution location at Diamond Ridge Apartments in Windsor Mill will be added to the Baltimore County Public Schools Summer Meals Program. The Summer Meals program, offered each year by Baltimore County Public Schools, is providing free meals from a total of 85 locations. At all sites, youth 18 years of age and …

BCPS wins seven national awards for communications

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools earned seven 2020 communications awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), including two awards of excellence, the association’s highest honors. “We are so proud of our communications team for its extraordinary work,” said Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “The team, which works under the leadership of Chief of Staff Mychael Dickerson, demonstrates every …

New BCPS eight-year strategic plan focuses on quality instruction, systemic supports

TOWSON, MD—A focus on quality instruction and systemic supports will guide the next eight years of Baltimore County Public Schools, according to “The Compass: Our Pathway to Excellence,” a new strategic plan for the school system approved at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The Compass is based on extensive public outreach that began on …