Baltimore County joins Baltimore City, Howard, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in requiring face coverings in indoor settings

Announced on December 27th:

AMID OMICRON VARIANT SPIKE, COUNTY EXECUTIVE OLSZEWSKI DECLARES LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY, ISSUES INDOOR MASK REQUIREMENT COUNTYWIDE UNTIL JANUARY 31, 2022

As jurisdictions across Maryland and nationwide continue to experience rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases amid the extremely contagious omicron variant, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today declared a local state of emergency to expand Baltimore County’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new local State of Emergency will give Baltimore County the ability to quickly adopt emergency public health measures to protect the safety and wellbeing of residents, assist the County in requesting additional resources from the state and federal governments to support response and recovery efforts, and quickly procure materials and supplies necessary for protecting public health.

“We’ve made undeniable progress in our fight against this deadly virus, but it is clear the omicron variant significantly challenges our efforts to combat the pandemic,” Olszewski said. “Renewing Baltimore County’s state of emergency ensures we have every tool in our toolbox to keep our residents safe and keep our children where they belong: inside the classroom.”

Baltimore County to Implement Masking Requirement until January 31, 2022

Read the full press release here: https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/county-news/2021/12/27/amid-omicron-variant-spike-county-executive-olszewski-declares-local-state-of-emergency-issues-indoor-mask-requirement-countywide-until-january-31-2022

Baltimore County joins other large jurisdictions across Maryland, including Baltimore City and Howard, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in requiring face coverings in indoor settings.

Here is a map for those keeping track:

Scott E

5 comments

  1. It’s been studied in both Britain an Denmark and the early results show the vaccinated are twice as likely to get omicron than the unvaccinated.

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    • Even if that were true, which I doubt without you providing a reference or two, all the data I have heard about indicate that getting vaxxed will greatly improve your health outcome if you are exposed to all variants of the coronavirus, not just the Omicron. As for citing a reference, you first.

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  2. Not surprised if more vaccinated people get Omicron than unvaccinated(especially in Europe)
    Why ? Because there are a whole lot more vaccinated people than unvaccinated.
    There’s a whole lot of misinformation going on out there.
    I have yet to hear anyone I know tell me their doctor has said anything negative about the vaccines or not to get one. Why do people get medical advice from WCBM , Fox or some wacko politician
    instead of their doctor?

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    • “This includes, but is not limited to: retail establishments, recreational establishments, houses of worship, and other locations open to the public”

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