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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 for County operations and services.

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Date: May 22, 2020

Residents Should Call COVID-19 Hotline for Testing Reservation

Baltimore County will now offer COVID-19 tests at all of its testing sites without a doctor’s order. In order to ensure efficient operations, residents will be required to call the County’s COVID-19 hotline to make an appointment.

Previously, tests at County testing sites were only available to individuals with a doctor’s order. Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch has now issued a standing order for all County residents, enabling any resident wishing to receive a test to do so.

Residents wishing to receive a test must call the COVID-19 hotline at 410-887-3816. They will receive instructions for scheduling an appointment. The Hotline is operating seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Increased access to testing is a key factor in our efforts to continue the gradual reopening of our economy, so allowing any County resident to receive a test, regardless of whether they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, is another important step forward,” County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “We continue working around the clock to put measures in place that to reduce the spread of the virus and help get Baltimore County back to work.”

“The standing order makes community-based testing extremely convenient for residents,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Baltimore County Health Officer. “Additionally, scheduling a testing reservation will help ensure a more efficient process for everyone.”

Testing Locations

Baltimore County will continue to offer testing at the following locations:

Residents are reminded that they should continue to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

They should stay home whenever possible, and if they must go out, they should wear a mask in public places and adhere to social distancing guidelines.


Collections May Occur Later than Usual During the Week Following Memorial Day

Baltimore County government trash, recycling or yard materials collection will be adjusted on Monday, May 25, 2020 in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. 

Residents should consult their particular collection schedule to learn when to set out materials during weeks that contain a collection holiday. Schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and may also be requested by calling 410-887-2000.

Schedules are also available on the County’s BaltCoGo mobile app, which is offered free of charge to Android and iPhone users.

Collections of all types may occur later than usual during the week following Memorial Day. 

If a collection does not occur on the scheduled day during this period of time, materials should be left out until collection occurs.

Drop-Off Centers

Trash and recycling drop-off centers will be closed on Monday, May 25. Drop-off centers will be open with normal hours on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23. 

Drop-off facilities (and the trash and recycling customer service line) will reopen on Tuesday, May 26.

More Information

For more information, residents should visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website or call 410-887-2000.


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017