Health, Sci-Tech

First case of presumed human monkeypox virus identified in Maryland, risk of transmission remains low

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Thursday identified the first presumed case of human monkeypox virus infection in an adult Maryland resident from the National Capital Region. The individual is currently recovering in isolation and is not hospitalized. The initial testing was conducted at the State Public Health …


Events, Family, Health

Baltimore County to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with workshop in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD— On Wednesday, June 15, Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) will commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with a seminar for the community. The program, Shining a Light on Elder Safety, will take place at the Victory Villa Senior Center in Middle River from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. An educational panel discussion, Shining a Light …


Department of Aging releases Age-Friendly Baltimore County action plan

TOWSON, MD—Officials have finalized and released their action plan for the county’s new Age-Friendly Baltimore County initiative. “We believe Baltimore County can set the standard as a place where all residents feel welcome and can take comfort in knowing their needs are being met,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski. “Our Age-Friendly Action Plan will serve as a roadmap for …

Baltimore County to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Restoring Elder Safety Today (BC-REST) is commemorating the annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with a seminar for the community. The theme of the seminar is “Stand up and Take Your Power Back.” In senior apartment buildings, senior centers, and other places where older adults gather, aggressive members may taunt, intimidate, or exclude others. This seminar …

Governor Hogan announces new dining, gathering restrictions [VIDEO]

UPDATE: Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has issued the following statement: “Statewide solutions remain the most effective public health actions, and I support the governor’s actions to protect the health of all Marylanders.  Baltimore County remains prepared to enforce these orders and do whatever we need to do to protect our residents from this disease.” Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, …

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: • …

Governor Hogan confirms first case of coronavirus community transmission in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced the first case of community transmission of coronavirus in Maryland. The patient, whose case was first announced on Wednesday night, is a Prince George’s County resident who had no known exposure to COVID-19 through travel or an infected individual. Governor Hogan will speak at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at the State House to …

Officials respond to first Baltimore County coronavirus case, press conference set for Thursday morning

TOWSON, MD—The Maryland Department of Health has confirmed Baltimore County’s first positive coronavirus case. The individual is in their 60s and worked at the recent American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, D.C., and is not hospitalized. The individual had limited contacts, and they have been identified and notified. Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County …