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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.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

Cases in the County

Use Baltimore County's COVID-19 Response Hub to find statistics and geographical information about coronavirus cases within the County.


Reopening Status

The County is aligned with state actions to begin moving into a modified Stage Three plan. Find reopening and recovery guidelines on the State's website and Governor Larry Hogan's website. Read the latest Baltimore County Executive Order 2020-16 effective September 4, 2020.

As the State makes further decisions towards reopening, County Executive Johnny Olszewski and the County’s leadership team will determine the appropriate course of action to keep Baltimore County residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

Face Covering Requirements

Baltimore County individuals ages 5 and up are required to wear face coverings in any indoor business, service, organization or establishment that serves the general public. This includes, but is not limited to, retail establishments, recreational establishments, houses of worship and other locations open to the public. Read the full Health Department Directive and Order (PDF).

Residents are required to wear masks in outdoor public areas where social distancing of at least six-feet is not possible.

Individuals will not be required to wear a mask if:

  • Eating or drinking while seated at food service establishments. In accordance with Governor Hogan’s orders, face coverings are still required when otherwise moving in or about a restaurant or bar premises.
  • A face covering cannot be worn due to a medical condition, mental health condition or disability.

For more information, please see Governor Hogan's Order (PDF) regarding face coverings.

Free Testing

Schedule an appointment for a free COVID-19 test at a location near you.

Emergency Response Fund

The Baltimore County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will support the County’s efforts to promote public health and support residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are able and want to help, contribute to the fund.


The Baltimore County Department of Health has opened a hotline for residents to call with questions or concerns regarding COVID-19. The number is 410-887-3816.

Food Access

County Executive Olszewski and Baltimore County government are working to protect the health, safety and well-being of residents. We will continue to work around the clock to identify additional resources to provide food security for families during this challenging time. Find food resources in Baltimore County.

Resource Guide

Find more information about resources in Baltimore County.

Status of County Operations

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 below.


Other Resources

All County residents are encouraged to take the proper precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including regular hand-washing and social distancing as appropriate. All residents, and particularly those at high risk, should follow CDC guidance.

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Federal and International

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Revised September 18, 2020         


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