Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

County Executive Olszewski announces distribution of 100,000 rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits, county testing expansion

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced updates on Baltimore County’s ongoing efforts to expand access to COVID-19 testing, including plans for the distribution of 100,000 rapid at-home COVID tests for residents and the expansion of county-run testing sites. “Expanding Baltimore County’s testing availability will help ensure residents can take every precaution to protect themselves and their loved …


Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Olszewski declares State of Emergency in Baltimore County, issues indoor mask mandate

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday declared a State of Emergency in Baltimore County due to the rapid rise in cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. County officials say the new local State of Emergency will give Baltimore County the ability to quickly adopt emergency public health measures to protect the safety and well-being of residents, assist the county …


Baltimore County Executive Olszewski announces free flu vaccinations on October 16, 17

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch on Tuesday announced the County’s plan to host the annual Super Weekend Flu Clinics. The free two-day clinics will take place on October 16 and 17 in seven locations throughout the County. To ensure proper social distancing, attendees must schedule an appointment for the site of their …

BCPS to require all staff to undergo weekly COVID testing or get vaccinated

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools on Tuesday announced that all school system employees will be required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing or show provide proof of receiving their vaccines. “We are creating this requirement to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff during this continuing pandemic,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “The move is …

Baltimore County to require face coverings in government offices, facilities

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced that Baltimore County employees and the general public will be required to wear masks inside all local government offices and facilities, effective Friday, August 13th. “This common sense step will help limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of our workforce and visitors to our buildings and facilities,” …

Baltimore County to hold student vaccination clinics

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced a series of mass vaccination clinics that will be held at high schools in communities that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and that have vaccination rates lower than the County average. “As students and educators prepare to return to school later this month, their health and safety is …

Baltimore County Public Schools officials provide additional details on universal masking decision

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools staff provided a presentation on universal masking in schools and on Virtual Learning Program registration at Wednesday morning’s special meeting of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. As a quorum of the Board was not present, no official Board business was conducted, and no Board actions were taken during the meeting. Dr. Monique Wheatley-Phillip, …

Baltimore County Public Schools to require universal masking for students, staff, and visitors in schools this fall

UPDATE 2: Baltimore County Public Schools officials have provided additional details on the universal masking decision here. UPDATE: The Baltimore County Parent and Student Coalition will be holding an “Unmask Our Kids Rally” in August. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will require universal masking for students, staff, and visitors in schools for the Fall of the …