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

COVID-19 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

Baltimore County is currently in a modified Stage Three of the state’s recovery plan.

Operations at Restaurants at 50 Percent: Under Maryland’s latest Executive Order, operations at restaurants must decrease from 75 to 50 percent capacity, with appropriate distancing, and following strict public health requirements consistent with the CDC, FDA, and the National Restaurant Association, effective Wednesday, November 11, at 5 p.m. Restaurants and bars must close by 10 p.m. each evening. View Governor Hogan’s Executive Order (PDF).

Social Gatherings Limited to 10 People Indoors, 25 People Outdoors: Under Baltimore County’s latest Executive Order, indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people and outdoor social gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited, effective Sunday, November 15, at 5 p.m. Social gatherings include, but are not limited to, family gatherings, parties, cookouts, parades, festivals, conventions, fundraisers, and other gatherings not associated with operating or patronizing a business.

Social gatherings do not includes restaurants, businesses, private schools, child care, or other establishments where existing, specific state orders are already in place. View County Executive Olszewski’s Executive Order (PDF) and Interpretive Guidance (PDF).

Baltimore County officials will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and determine the appropriate course of action to keep Baltimore County residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Statewide reopening and recovery guidelines on the State's website and Governor Larry Hogan's website.

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.

Free Testing

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

School-Aged Childcare Subsidy Program

The County is making a childcare subsidy available to low-income families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to help cover the cost of care for school-aged children who are participating in remote learning.


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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