Tag: Johnny Olszewski Jr.

Baltimore County launches fund to assist COVID-19 response

The Baltimore County Courthouse. Photo by James G. Howes, via Wikipedia.

Baltimore County on Tuesday launched an emergency response fund to assist its response to the coronavirus pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said.

The announcement came after Baltimore County recorded at least 227 confirmed COVID-19 cases, as of 10 a.m. Tuesday. It has been less than three weeks since the county confirmed its first case of the coronavirus.

With first coronavirus case confirmed in Baltimore County, officials look to next steps, announce closures

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, joined by other county government officials and community partners, provides updates Thursday about the county’s response to the new coronavirus after Baltimore County announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 Wednesday. Facebook screengrab.

With the first coronavirus case confirmed, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. and other county officials and partners emphasized the seriousness of the COVID-19 virus and announced a series of closures at a press briefing Thursday morning.

Officials urged community members to remain calm and informed.

“It is clear that we must take this threat seriously. We are doing just that and will continue to do so here in Baltimore County,” Olszewski Jr. said.

Baltimore County launches online tool to crowdsource data on environmental problems, projects

The new Environmental Reporter online tool allows people to record rain barrels and tree plantings and report midge issues throughout Baltimore County. Image courtesy of Baltimore County Government.

A new online tool will allow Baltimore County residents to have a hand in tracking environmental data by reporting environmental problem areas throughout the county as well as projects aimed at mitigating some of those issues.

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., announced the “Environmental Reporter” tool Tuesday as a way to increase public engagement, make county environmental data easier to access, and improve quality of life for community members.