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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.

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Updates and Guidance forCOVID-19

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

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Submit a Vaccine Registration Request

Baltimore County residents who want to be vaccinated should complete the form. Completing the registration request form does not create an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination.


After completing the form, you will be contacted by County staff once you become eligible and when vaccines are available, with additional information about how to schedule your appointment. 

If you are unable to complete the form, please ask a friend, neighbor or family member for assistance. 

Please note: There is limited supply of vaccine nationwide. Please be patient as we work to provide everyone in our priority groups with an opportunity to make a vaccine appointment.

Preparing for Your Vaccine

Watch a video to learn what to expect when you receive your appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine at a Baltimore County vaccination clinic.

Healthcare Provider Registry

This Provider Registry facilitates efficient and effective communication between Baltimore County healthcare providers and the Baltimore County Department of Health. Please complete the registry form using Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported.   



Reopening Status

Baltimore County is aligned with the state's actions which, effective Friday, March 12, at 5 p.m., will:

  • Lift capacity limits on outdoor and indoor dining at restaurants and bars, retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, casinos, personal services, and indoor recreational establishments.

  • Permit large outdoor and indoor venues, includes theaters; concert, convention, and wedding venues; racing facilities, and outdoor entertainment and sporting venues, to begin operating at 50 percent capacity.

  • Lift state quarantine requirements and other restrictions on out-of-state travel.

While capacity limits are lifted, bars, restaurants and food service establishments must still maintain social distancing requirements. Customers must be seated to be served, and tables must be arranged with six feet of distance between them. Booths must have physical barriers separating them.

View Governor Hogan’s Executive Order (PDF) and the Maryland Department of Health Directive (PDF).

View County Executive Olszewski’s Executive Orders 2021-004 (PDF) and 2021-006 (PDF), and the 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.

Visit the State's website and Governor Larry Hogan's website for statewide reopening and recovery guidelines.

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 and fitness centers, houses of worship and other locations open to the public. 

  • When outdoors and unable to consistently maintain at least six feet of distance from individuals who are not members of their household.

  • When moving in or about a restaurant or bar premises. (Masks are not required if eating or drinking while seated.)

Under a Health Directive and Order (PDF) effective Monday, March 1, updated face covering requirements are in effect for food service establishments, fitness centers and recreational establishments. Plastic full-face shields by themselves are not adequate face coverings in many indoor locations. The order also specifies restrictions for hookah lounges and cigar lounges. 

The Interpretive Guidance (PDF) provides clarification regarding social gatherings as applied to indoor and outdoor recreation, including high school, youth, amateur, and/or recreation sports.

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.

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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COVID-19 Hotline:

Residents can call with questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.


Hotline Hours:

Monday through Saturday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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