Skip Navigation

Image of the Baltimore County Historic Courthouse

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Baltimore County News

Stay informed of what's happening in Baltimore County.
Keyword: dundalk

New Walk-up Site Provides Testing Accessibility for Residents in Eastern Baltimore County

Beginning Monday, May 4, the Baltimore County Department of Health will open a fourth COVID-19 testing site at the Dundalk Health Center (7700 Dunmanway Baltimore, Maryland 21222) to help meet the need for expanded testing.

The new clinic will offer 50 slots per day and will be the County’s second walk-up clinic, as well as the first County-operated testing site in Eastern Baltimore County.

“Additional testing capacity is critical to keeping County residents safe as we continue responding to this pandemic, and is a necessary condition for opening back up,” County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “This new site gives us even more capacity to perform tests in communities across Baltimore County.”

“Alongside social distancing and contact tracing, test sites are a very important tool in our arsenal against this pandemic,” said County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch. “We want to ensure that all of our neighborhoods have access to available testing.”

As with all other County testing locations, patients must first get authorization from a healthcare provider to be tested. Once authorization is obtained, the person to be tested must schedule an appointment using the state-designated Chesapeake Regional Information System (CRISP) and will be able to select one of the following test locations:

Walk-up

Drive-through

People arriving at any of the test sites without an order from a healthcare provider and a pre-scheduled appointment will not be tested.

Tested individuals will receive post-test instructions and most test results will be available within five to seven days.

Persons coming for testing are asked to adhere to recommendations and safety guidelines, including wearing face coverings, observing social distancing and following post-test instructions received at the sites.

More Information

For questions and additional information, call the Baltimore County COVID-19 hotline seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 410-887-3816.


“Cuddle Shuttle” to Participate in Holiday Events in Dundalk and White Marsh 

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that the County’s new Animal Services Adoption Express, affectionately called the “Cuddle Shuttle,” will make its public debut this weekend at community holiday events. The $182,000 customized mobile adoption vehicle will visit community events year-round to offer convenient opportunities for people to adopt pets from Baltimore County Animal Services.

“Our Animal Services team is doing a tremendous job with adoptions and live releases from the animal shelter and this new mobile unit is a great tool to help us get the word out and find loving homes for our adoptable pets,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We invite community groups and organizations to request our Cuddle Shuttle to participate in community events all around the County.”

The Adoption Express will appear in the following events tomorrow, Saturday, December 2:

  • White Marsh Holiday Parade, 10 a.m., The Avenue at White Marsh, 8125 Honeygo Blvd., White Marsh; http://www.theavenueatwhitemarsh.com/events/detail/19th-annual-holiday-parade/
  • Dundalk Holiday Hoopla and Train Garden, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Center Place, Dundalk; http://www.dundalkusa.org/holidayhoopla
  • Dundalk Christmas Parade, 4 p.m., Corner of Shipping Place and South Center Place to Heritage Park, Dundalk; http://www.dundalkusa.org/holidayhoopla

The Adoption Express may be requested by contacting the Animal Services Volunteer Coordinator at bcasvolunteer@baltimorecountymd.gov. More information about pet adoption is available on the County website at https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/animalservices/adoption.html.


The opening of a FedEx Ground facility at Tradepoint Atlantic brings 425 new jobs to Baltimore County. FedEx Ground and its contractors now process up to 15,000 packages per hour out of a new 307,000 square foot facility near Interstate 695 in Sparrows Point.    

“FedEx Ground was the first company to step up and see the potential of Tradepoint Atlantic as a major East Coast logistics center. These 425 jobs are a great down payment as we return thousands of jobs to the site of a former steel mill,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

FedEx Ground is directly employing approximately 275 people at the facility, with FedEx contracted service providers adding another 150 jobs.

FedEx Ground joins companies already doing business at Tradepoint Atlantic including Pasha Automotive, Harley Davidson, Lafarge, Eastern Metal Recycling and Access World. In 2018, Under Armour opens a 1.2 million square foot e-commerce distribution house which will bring 1,000 new jobs to Baltimore County when fully operational.  

“It’s exciting to see the vision of the County’s Sparrows Point Partnership becoming reality,” added Kamenetz. “Baltimore County proactively put key pieces in place to make Tradepoint Atlantic’s Sparrows Point site attractive to business. We initiated creation of the Chesapeake Enterprise Zone, established a foreign trade zone to facilitate global commerce and set up training systems for distribution operations workers.”

A recent economic impact report projects Tradepoint Atlantic will generate 17,000 jobs in the Baltimore region, plus another 21,000 jobs during construction. Economic impact is projected to top $3 billion when development is completed in 2025, according to the Sage Policy Group study.

With 3,100 acres, Tradepoint Atlantic is one of the largest economic development projects on the East Coast. The development features a unique combination of access to deepwater berths, railroads and highways that is ideal for global distribution and advanced manufacturing. 


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017