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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.

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Date: May 1, 2020

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.


County's Free Webinar Series Assists Businesses and Individuals Affected by COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has left tens of thousands across Maryland facing job loss or other income insecurity, Baltimore County is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, May 5, that will convene expert panelists to provide timely information and give an overview of how to access support resources and employment opportunities.

This is the second session of County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s “Baltimore County Business Forum—COVID-19 and Beyond" webinar series to support affected individuals.

Participate Live or Watch a Recording on the County Website

The webinar will be presented live via Cisco WebEx on Tuesday, May 5, at 1 p.m., and webinar access information will be posted on the County website at baltimorecountybusiness.com. Recorded video of the completed webinars will be posted there soon after the webinar. People are invited to submit questions during the webinar via the live WebEx questions feature, or in advance by sending an email to businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov.

The 60-minute session will be moderated by Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development Will Anderson and will feature a live question and answer session with an expert panel. It will feature remarks from County Executive Olszewski, and the panel is comprised of Baltimore County career counselors to offer support for job seekers, officials with the State Department of Labor to answer questions about Unemployment Insurance, and CCBC’s Dean of Health and Human Services to share workforce solutions and training opportunities. Scheduled panelists are:

  • Andrew Fulginiti—Policy Officer, Office of the Maryland Secretary of Labor
  • Michael Harrison—Policy Director, Office of the Maryland Secretary of Labor
  • Steve Jurch—Assistant Dean of Health and Human Services, CCBC
  • Howard Marshall—Baltimore County DEWD Career Centers Operations Manager
  • Tracy Tyler, GCDF—Baltimore County DEWD Career Center Manager

Resources for Job Seekers and Businesses are Updated Regularly

The Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) provides a comprehensive listing of resources and assistance available to help affected individuals and businesses. This information is available on the Department’s website.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017