Education, Health, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County Public Schools drops masking requirement in schools, offices

TOWSON, MD—As of July 1, masks will no longer be required in the schools and offices of Baltimore County Public Schools, in alignment with state guidelines. Masks are still required on school buses unless the driver and bus attendant are alone, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The BCPS mitigation plan has been updated with additional …


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Governor Hogan: All COVID-19 indoor, outdoor capacity limits to be lifted

UPDATE: Baltimore County plans to continue align with state actions in lifting restrictions. Original story below… —— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday afternoon held a press conference to provide an update on Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor announced that the case rate per 100,000 has dropped by 64% over the past 4 weeks and is at …


Baltimore County to align with state, eliminate outdoor mask mandate and dining restrictions

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County announced on Wednesday night that it would align with state of Maryland’s latest actions. Effective immediately, masks and face coverings will no longer be required in most outdoor situations. Under the state’s order, face coverings are still required for all Marylanders at all large ticketed venues as well as indoors at all public and private businesses and …

Governor Hogan: Masks no longer required outdoors, all outdoor dining restrictions lifted

UPDATE: Baltimore County will align with the state’s actions. Original story below… ——— ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan delivered a COVID-19 update to Maryland residents on Wednesday afternoon.  Governor Hogan was joined by Dr. Jinlene Chan with the Maryland Department of Health. At Wednesday’s press conference, Governor Hogan announced that Maryland had surpassed more than 4.5 million vaccines administered. Nearly 85% …

Maryland to adopt new CDC distancing guidelines for K-12 schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The State of Maryland has announced that it will be adopting new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that, with universal masking in place, students should maintain a distance of at least three feet in classroom settings. “Every single Maryland student must have the opportunity to return to attending school in some form or fashion, …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland sets one-day COVID-19 vaccination record

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that the state set a new one-day record of 57,550 COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday.  Maryland providers have now administered a total of 2,095,245 doses. According to the CDC, 23.6% of Maryland’s population has now received at least one dose. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of …

Baltimore County Public Schools to allow increased spectator capacity for fall season sports

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has announced plans to increase spectator capacity for athletic games beginning as early as Thursday, March 18, 2021. Plans provide the safety required for three spectators per athlete per game. Due to the size of some of the smaller facilities, adjustments may be made to accommodate spectators safely under current social distancing guidelines. BCPS will …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations plummet to below 800

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations plummeted over the past week, dropping below 800. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, March 12, 2021, there have been 391,480 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 8,236,204 tests, including more than 39,000 tests over …