Business, Entertainment, Events, Family, Health

Businesses, restaurants get creative, adapt during COVID-19 pandemic

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As COVID-19 continues to affect daily life in Baltimore County and around the world, businesses are finding new ways to help the community and attract clients. Barnes & Noble on The Avenue is now offering curbside pickup for online orders as well as a “Virtual Story Time.” For curbside pickup, customers are encouraged to place their orders online, select …


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Maryland grocery stores set aside shopping hours for seniors

BALTIMORE, MD—As the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold around the world, some grocery store chains in the state of Maryland have set aside special shopping hours for seniors. Since those over 60 years of age are most susceptible to COVID-19, designated shopping hours help those who may be most vulnerable get the groceries they need with a reduced risk of …


Attorneys general call on Amazon, Whole Foods to provide paid leave to employees during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday joined a group of 15 attorneys general in calling on Amazon and Whole Foods to provide paid sick and family leave to their employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. In a letter sent to the companies, the attorneys general ask them to provide paid sick and family leave as required …

Gov. Hogan: Shopping malls to close, BWI access restricted

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Thursday morning to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At this hour, Maryland has 107 confirmed cases of COVIDー19, an 88 percent increase in 48 hours. On Wednesday night, Governor Hogan announced the state’s first death as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, officials confirmed that a 5-year-old girl in …

Weis Markets hiring to keep up with coronavirus demand

BALTIMORE, MD—While supplies of groceries are not in danger of running out, some local supermarkets are hiring to help keep up with the short-term demand created by the coronavirus pandemic. Weis Markets is hiring individuals to immediately fill short-term, part-time positions to keep their grocery stores open, clean, and fully stocked for customers during COVID-19. “Weis Markets provides many career …

Governor Hogan shuts down all bars and restaurants, reopening closed hospitals [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held an emergency press conference on Monday morning to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At Monday’s briefing, the governor announced that he had signed an executive order closing all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms as of 5 p.m. on Monday.  Delivery and carry-out services will remain unaffected. Gatherings will be limited to 50 people, consistent …

White Marsh Mall to increase cleaning frequency of ‘high traffic’ areas

WHITE MARSH, MD—White Marsh Mall is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, in particular the potential impact within Baltimore County. Mall officials say they are taking all necessary precautions for the well-being of local shoppers. This includes following guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). PREVENTION: • …

Pier 1 begins Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings ahead of store closings

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Pier 1 Imports announced on Monday that it had begun filing for bankruptcy and was seeking to sell the company. The home furnishings chain plans to close 450 stores across the U.S., including nine in Maryland. To date, the company has closed or initiated going-out-business sales at over 400 locations. The company is also in the process of closing …