Howard County Health Department states Trader Joe’s reacted hastily and without sufficient detail

Howard County Health Department put out the following information on Facebook today: The following is an update to the situation surrounding the Trader Joe’s in Elkridge: We have received a lot of questions about the closure of the Trader Joe’s on Marie Curie Drive. Unfortunately, Trader Joe's reacted hastily and without sufficient detail. They released information regarding the closure of the...

State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announces that Maryland will extend the closure of all public schools through April 24, 2020

Here is a recap of the press conference held by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on March 25th (recap via tweets from Mike Ricci - Communications Director). 1. The governor is announcing that he has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Maryland. 2. The vast majority of people who have tested positive in Maryland are in their 40s. 3. The...

Maryland Department of Health reports 35 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 423 cases in Maryland on March 25th

Maryland Department of Health is reporting 35 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County (up 5 from yesterday) and 423 cases in Maryland (up 74 from yesterday) on March 25th. Here are the numbers by county: Anne Arundel - 31 Baltimore City - 53 Baltimore County - 51 Calvert - 3 Caroline - 1 Carroll - 5 Cecil - 4 Charles - 8 Frederick - 7 Garrett -...

Howard County District Court employee tests positive for COVID-19

An employee of the District Court of Maryland in Howard County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 within the Maryland Judiciary. The individual last worked at the courthouse located at 3451 Courthouse Drive in Ellicott City on March 12. The individual sought medical attention and was tested on March 17....

Howard County Police have made an arrest in a March 19 carjacking in the 6000 block of Majors Lane in Columbia

Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 ARREST: Carjacking update Police have made an arrest in a March 19 carjacking in the 6000 block of Majors Lane in Columbia. An adult male victim reported he returned to his vehicle in the parking lot and found a suspect in the driver seat. The suspect threatened him with a handgun and demanded...

Howard County Health Department is actively investigating the closure of Trader Joe’s in Elkridge due to an employee exhibiting possible symptoms of COVID-19

The following information was shared on social media today: The Howard County Health Department is actively investigating the closure of Trader Joe’s on Marie Curie Drive due to an employee exhibiting possible symptoms of COVID-19. Beginning at 1:00 am and continuing throughout the day, we have been working closely with the Trader Joe’s corporate offices who are providing information for...

Maryland Department of Health Announces fourth Coronavirus Death – a Prince George’s County resident in his 60s

The Maryland Department of Health sent out the following tweet: RELEASE:  @MDHealthDept has announced the state’s fourth death as a result of #COVID19: a Prince George’s County resident in his 60s who suffered from underlying medical conditions. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. For resources, visit: http://coronavirus.maryland.gov. Governor Larry Hogan followed that with this tweet: The COVID-19 pandemic has taken...

Maryland Department of Health reports 30 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Howard County and 349 cases in Maryland on March 24th

Maryland Department of Health is reporting 30 confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Howard County (up 4 from yesterday) and 349 cases in Maryland (up 61 from yesterday) on March 24th. Here are the numbers by county: Anne Arundel - 24 Baltimore City - 41 Baltimore County - 42 Calvert - 3 Caroline - 1 Carroll - 5 Cecil - 3 Charles - 5 Frederick - 4 Garrett -...

Two 16-year-old females from Columbia are charged with robbery on March 22nd

Police Daily Crime Bulletin, Monday, March 23, 2020 Robbery Columbia, 21045: 7200 block of Sleepsoft Circle, March 22 6:30 p.m. The victim, a female in her teens, was walking when she was approached by a group of suspects, also females in their teens, who stole her phone. No one was injured. Through investigation, police were able to quickly identify and locate the...

Trader Joe’s In Elkridge crew member recently present in the store has either tested positive for COVID-19 or is receiving treatment for a suspected case

The following announcement can be found on the Trader Joe's website: We would like to notify customers of the following locations that a Crew Member recently present in the store has either tested positive for COVID-19 or is receiving treatment for a suspected case.  Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily closed the store for thorough cleaning and sanitization: Elkridge,...