Education, Family, Politics

Governor Hogan announces additional $50 million in grant funding to support child care providers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the State of Maryland will provide an additional $50 million in grant funding to support child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Child care is one of our most essential services, and keeping facilities open and available to parents with minimal disruption is a top priority,” said Governor Hogan. “We want to …


Entertainment, Family, Health

James Dinh selected as artist for Baltimore County COVID-19 public memorial

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Arts Guild on Friday announced that artist James Dinh has been selected to create the county’s first public art memorial to remember the lives lost due to COVID-19. The freestanding public art concept will be installed at Lake Roland Park and will represent hope, unity, and healing. The finished piece will not only honor the memory …


Baltimore County Public Schools officials announce new COVID-19 isolation, quarantine guidelines

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials on Friday announced new COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidelines. Effective Tuesday, January 18, 2022, BCPS will follow the new procedures below, which they say are in alignment with updated state and county guidance. ISOLATION PROCEDURES Student/Staff has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19: Students and staff must stay home for at least five …

Baltimore County announces additional dates for rapid at-home COVID test distribution

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced plans for additional dates for distribution of rapid at-home COVID-19 tests for residents. To date, local officials have already provided thousands of at-home tests directly to residents amid the omicron variant spike. Information on Baltimore County’s distribution schedule for the week of January 17, 2021 is below: Date Time Location Type …

Governor Hogan announces distribution of 20 million N95, KN95 masks to Marylanders; six additional hospital-based testing sites to open [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday visited the location of a new state-run COVID-19 testing site at UM Shore Regional Health in Easton and announced the locations for five additional hospital-based testing sites that will open by the end of next week. The governor also announced that the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will begin distributing 20 million N95 and …

Baltimore County Public Schools buildings to be closed Monday and Tuesday, students to participate in asynchronous learning

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have announced that all school buildings will be closed on Monday, January 10 and Tuesday, January 11. The closure is taking place to provide staff with the necessary time needed to prepare instructional lessons in the event of a temporary transition to virtual learning for their specific school. Staff from the BCPS Division of …

Governor Hogan: 10 hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites to open next week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday toured the location of a new, state-run COVID-19 testing site at UM Laurel Medical Center and announced the locations for nine additional hospital-based testing sites that will open by the end of next week. The new sites will help to meet rising demand for testing and divert people away from visiting hospital emergency rooms …

Baltimore County to open new COVID-19 testing center at White Marsh Mall

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County will open a new COVID-19 testing site at White Marsh Mall, County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Wednesday. The new site will open on Monday, January 10, in the former Sears location. Existing testing sites are already open in Dundalk, Randallstown, and Towson. Residents can call the Baltimore County COVID-19 hotline at 410-887-3816 to schedule a testing …