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: