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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.

Severe Weather and Closing Information


Baltimore County Government



Baltimore County general government offices are operating on a normal schedule. Any exceptions for specific agencies or programs will be noted in the chart below.

In an Emergency, Call 911

If you have a necessary, but non-emergency medical need, please call 410-887-2222 and speak to the officer on duty for further information.

Real-Time Storm Information

  • The Bureau of Highways Snow Center is manned 24-hours-a-day during storms. The Snow Center coordinates between plow crews, emergency services and the community. The number at the Highways Snow Center is 410-887-3560.
  • The County's Road Closures application lists roads currently closed due to repairs, accidents, weather or other hazards.

Agency and Program Closings


Recreation Centers

To assist in keeping staff, volunteers, participants and residents safe and minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Recreation and Parks will be following all State Executive Orders related to youth sports activities. All Department of Recreation and Parks buildings are closed to the public until further notice. 

Open to the Public

  • Basketball courts
  • Boating
  • County parks
  • Disc golf courses
  • Dog parks
  • Fields and diamonds
    • Currently, the Department is not issuing any permits for organized programming.
  • Golf courses
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Open space
  • Pavilions
    • Currently rental requests are not being accepted. Check back with local offices beginning May 3, 2021 for updated status.
  • Picnic areas
  • Playgrounds
  • Pickleball courts
  • Recreational fishing
  • Skate Parks
    • Note: In an effort to keep our members safe, we ask that skaters wear masks, practice social distancing and that there are less than 10 skaters at a time in the park.
  • Tennis courts (outdoor only)
  • Trails

Closed to the Public

  • Buildings
  • Comfort Stations
  • Portable toilets
  • Stages
  • Water fountains

In partnership with multiple county agencies and regional partners, Baltimore County Recreation and Parks is offering limited food distribution for families on Saturdays, starting at 10a.m. on a first come, first-served basis. For a listing of participating Saturday Food Distribution locations, as well as, a complete list of county-wide food resources available, please visit:


Trash and Recycling Drop-Off Centers

All three drop-off centers are currently in service with normal operating hours (including the usual holiday schedule). However, visitors and employees are now required to wear masks onsite and adhere to all social distancing guidelines. These requirements will be strictly enforced. Driver's licenses will still be scanned to confirm residency.


Trash and Recycling Collection

Trash, recycling and yard material collections are running normally; please follow your regularly-scheduled collection days for all materials (including the usual holiday schedule).


Senior Centers

Out of an abundance of caution, activities at Baltimore County Senior Centers will be suspended. Based on state guidance, all Baltimore County senior centers will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, March 16, until further notice. County officials encourage individuals to coordinate with senior center staff to ensure they are prepared for the closure, and we encourage those individuals to call the Maryland Access Point hotline at 410-887-2594.



CountyRide is limited to medical appointments, grocery shopping and pharmacy.

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Public Library

Visit the Baltimore County Public Library website for all branch closing information.


Animal Services


All Baltimore County Animal Services facilities are open and operating normally.


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Public Schools

Visit the Baltimore County Public Schools website for all school closing information.



Circuit Court

The Circuit Court for Baltimore County will be closed on Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Status Agency/Program Information

Policies and Additional Information

See Baltimore County's Severe Weather and Closing Policies for additional information regarding agency closures and the County's procedure for notifying the public.

If you are a Baltimore County government employee, please review the Employee Inclement Weather Policy.

Revised December 15, 2020               
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