Business, Education, Family, Politics

Olszewski announces hybrid Baltimore County Summer Youth Employment Program

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Amid the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced that Baltimore County will provide an innovative Summer Youth Employment Program that will offer a hybrid of virtual training and onsite opportunities. “While we’re still in uncharted territory, we remain committed to providing our young people with opportunities to gain job experience that …


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Gov. Hogan, Superintendent Salmon announce $210 million in COVID-19 relief for remote learning, targeted tutoring

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon on Monday announced $210 million in additional funding to help Maryland schools and students most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, allocated through the federal CARES Act, will be used to ensure that more students have access to remote learning, and expand targeted tutoring initiatives for at-risk students. “For six …


Maryland State Police: all pending firearm purchase background checks complete following data system failure

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The Maryland State Police announced on Monday that four days of around-the-clock work resulted in the completion of all pending background investigations for regulated firearm purchase applicants that had been delayed due to a state data system failure. Since the data system was restored at about 8:30 p.m. on June 24th, employees at the Maryland State Police Licensing …

BCPS to hold ‘A Conversation on Race’ virtual event

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public schools is inviting the public to watch “A Conversation on Race and Racism in America and Baltimore County Public Schools.” The first-of-its-kind virtual event will be held on Wednesday, July 8, from 4 – 6 p.m., and simulcast over several platforms including BCPS-TV and Microsoft Teams. A simultaneous watch party on Instagram Live will be hosted …

Baltimore County announces new supply agreement with BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions to secure COVID-19 testing collection, transport kits

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County on Monday announced a new supply agreement with Sparks-based BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions (IDS), part of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, to directly purchase COVID-19 testing collection and transport kits to enhance Baltimore County’s ability to provide more robust testing capacity over the coming weeks and months. Baltimore County …

More than 1,600 Maryland COVID-19 patients share recovery stories on CovidCONNECT website

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Thursday today announced that more than 1,600 recovered COVID-19 patients have registered with CovidCONNECT, a new statewide online forum that offers resources and support. CovidCONNECT allows participants to share COVID recovery experiences and access mental health resources, information about new clinical trials, plasma donation opportunities, and virtual supports specific to those affected by …

Baltimore County offering online scheduling for free COVID-19 tests

TOWSON, MD—Beginning on Wednesday, Baltimore County residents can now quickly and easily reserve a slot online for free COVID-19 testing by visiting Baltimore County’s website. Appointments are currently available at both walk-up and drive-through sites for Thursday, June 4, through Tuesday, June 9, 2020. New dates will be added on Wednesdays each week. “Improving access to testing is important to …

Maryland Department of Health kicks off campaign to educate residents about importance of contact tracing

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday will begin rolling out a new state-wide campaign to educate Marylanders about the importance of contact tracing and how it is a tool in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. The campaign will help support the newly developed “COVID Link,” a new data management platform that will facilitate MDH’s contact tracing …