Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch at a news conference in Towson on November 13. Photo credit: Baltimore County.

Warning that the toughest challenge yet could be “COVID’s long, dark winter,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced new restrictions Friday.

They are, like those his counterparts in other jurisdictions have announced, more stringent than those Gov. Larry Hogan announced earlier in the week.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Olszewski said social gatherings will be limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.

Bars and restaurants will be required to close each night at midnight in Baltimore County.

Also, all recreational youth sports will be prohibited, starting this Tuesday, November 17.

Read more at WYPR.