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Trash and Recycling Collection Normal, Drop-off Facilities Open

 Baltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts, will be closed on Monday, February 15, in recognition of Presidents’ Day.  Health department clinics, libraries and senior centers will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. Parking meters must be fed and Baltimore County Revenue Authority parking garages will be open as usual.

Trash and recyclables will be collected according to the normal schedule.  The County’s trash and recycling drop-off facilities will be open.  Residents can log onto www.baltimorecountymd.gov/solidwaste for more information about recycling and trash collection, including schedules and drop-off center locations and hours.  Residents may also call the Bureau of Solid Waste Management at 410-887-2000.


Testing Available Feb. 1 - 8 in Observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Baltimore County Department of Health is hosting seven free HIV testing clinics in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The clinics will be held from February 1 to 8 and are open to everyone, regardless of race.

February 7, 2016 is NBHAAD’s 16th year. The initiative aims to raise awareness of HIV among African Americans. One of its key components is testing as it is hoped that African Americans will mark February 7 of every year as their annual or biannual day to get tested for HIV.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the more than 1.1 million people in the United States estimated to have HIV, approximately 15.8% are unaware of it. And, although African Americans represent approximately 12% of the U.S. population, they account for 47% of the HIV diagnoses.

“Even though these clinics are being held in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, it’s critical for everyone ages 13 and older to get tested and to know their status,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services. “What you don’t know can hurt you—and others. So take advantage of our free testing opportunities.”

All testing is oral, and the results are provided within 20 minutes. No appointment is necessary.

HIV Clinic Schedule 

  • February 1, from 8:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Hannah More Health Center - 12035 Reisterstown Road, 21136
  • February 1, from 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Drumcastle Government Center - 6401 York Road, 21212
  • February 2, from 5 to 7 PM
  • Woodlawn Health Center - 1811 Woodlawn Drive, 21207
  • February 3, from 9 AM to Noon
  • Towson Health Center - 1046 Taylor Avenue, 21286
  • February 4, from 8:30 AM to Noon
  • Lansdowne Health Center - 3902 Annapolis Road, 21227
  • February 4, from 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Drumcastle Government Center - 6401 York Road, 21212
  • February 8, from 5 to 7 PM
  • Liberty Family Resource Center - 3525 Resource Drive, 21133

Please note in the event of inclement weather, the clinics may be canceled, and will not be rescheduled. For cancellation information, call 410-887-4381.

For more information on Baltimore County’s NBHAAD clinics or year-round HIV testing clinics, call 410-887-2437 or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/go/gettested.


Topics Include Snow Operations, Quitting Smoking and the County's Legislative and Budget Priorities in Annapolis

The January edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” highlights the following topics:

  • Winter Storm Operations – Get the perspective from behind the snowplow from two of Baltimore County’s Snowfighters.
        
  • 2016 General Assembly Priorities – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz details the County’s legislative and budget priorities for this year’s legislative session in Annapolis.
       
  • Get Help to Quit Smoking – Baltimore County’s Health Department has resources to help you quit – for good!

To view streaming video of the show, go to the Hello Baltimore County page.

In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:

  • Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Noon, 9 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 1 p.m., 8 p.m.
  • Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016