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Weekly Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman March 27, 2020BEL AIR, Md., (March 27...
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Weekly Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman March 27, 2020

BEL AIR, Md., (March 27, 2020) – County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on the COVID-19 coronavirus in Harford County:

“As of this morning we have a total of 19 positive cases of coronavirus reported among Harford County residents. Last week at this time we had five.

This acceleration is expected as public health officials have warned we are at the beginning of the crisis and the number of reports will surge. Among Harford’s new cases, two are hospitalized and the others are isolated at home. I am pleased to report that our first case, an 86-year-old woman, is home from the hospital.

Some of you have asked for more precise locations for positive cases in Harford County, but the Maryland Department of Health doesn’t release this information due to privacy laws. And with community transmission now widespread in Maryland, we must act as if everyone has the COVID-19 coronavirus. Although the vast majority will recover without problems, those most at risk are over 60 and/or have underlying health conditions. Our goal as a community is to slow the spread and keep vulnerable people safe. This will also help our healthcare system handle the serious cases without being overwhelmed.

That is why it is so important to remain six feet apart, avoid groups of more than 10, wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and stay home if you can.

Guidelines for testing

This week the state broadened guidelines for who can be tested beyond those with previously identified risk factors. This is another reason we can expect spikes in the number of tests and reported cases. Remember that if you feel sick, testing still must be ordered by your physician or the Health Department.

How we can help

Medical and health-related questions continue to be answered by the Harford County Health Department at 410-838-1500.

Harford County government remains open for business and this week we gathered additional resources to help you through the challenges ahead.

For small businesses, employees, and those seeking unemployment insurance, we have posted useful links on our website at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/718/Economic-Development. Please support our local businesses whenever possible.

Seniors who need help should call our Office on Aging from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 410-638-3025. After hours, leave a message and someone will return your call.

We are assisting hospital personnel who need transportation to work with our Harford Transit demand-response service; and continuing this service for existing clients with critical needs.

To support recovery and mental wellness, we have posted resources at https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2513/Mental-Health-Resources.

If you need help with food assistance, visit Healthy Harford’s website, https://www.healthyharford.org/.

Monetary donations for local citizens in need are being accepted through the United Way at https://www.uwcm.org/main/ and Community Foundation of Harford County, in the Harford County Cares Fund at https://cfharfordcounty.org/ .

Volunteers are welcome through Maryland Unites, which can connect you to nonprofits in Harford County: https://governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites/.

To receive emergency alerts from my administration, sign up online at https://harfordcounty.bbcportal.com/.

If you’re not sure where to turn, contact our Citizens Affairs Division at [email protected] or 410-638-3420, or use our customer service app at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1737/You-Click-We-Fix.

Lastly, all of our parks remain open, except for the playgrounds, pavilions, skate park and Cedar Lane Park, but you must remember to practice social distancing, even outdoors.

Moving forward I will continue to work closely with Gov. Larry Hogan and Dr. Russell Moy, our Harford County Health Officer and I will keep you informed. Above all stay calm, stay safe and we will get through this together.”

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Good morning,Yesterday, in conjunction with Governor Hogan’s press conference, State Superintendent of schools, Dr. Kare...
Harford County Public Schools

Good morning,
Yesterday, in conjunction with Governor Hogan’s press conference, State Superintendent of schools, Dr. Karen Salmon, closed all Maryland public schools through April 24, 2020.
In preparation for an extended closure, we have developed Recommended Learning Experiences for families to use with their children over the next two weeks. Those resources are now available on our website, www.hcps.org for families to access electronically. To access the documents, open the COVID-19 page on our website and click the Out-of-School Curriculum Materials tab. You will then need to enter your child’s student ID number so we may confirm which families have accessed the online resources.
To maintain social distancing practices, it is best if families access the materials electronically. However, beginning today, March 26, and tomorrow, March 27, families who cannot access them in that manner may obtain printed copies of the Recommended Learning Experiences by visiting one of the 19 meal sites throughout the county, as well as John Archer, Fallston High, Norrisville Elementary, and North Bend Elementary schools. Materials will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
On a related note, we are adding two new meal sites today and two additional sites on Monday, so please visit hcpsmenus.com to see the list of sites to be used for food and materials distribution and for news about new sites we may add in the future.
Over the next two weeks our teachers and staff will be re-establishing contact with all students and they will begin providing support and guidance to help with the Learning Experiences materials.
Throughout this crisis, we ask you to continue following the directions and guidance from the Governor to practice social distancing and refrain from any unnecessary travel. Over the last two weeks we have all encountered significant changes in our personal and professional lives, and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding moving forward through these unprecedented times. The health and safety of our students and community members is our first priority, so thank you for everything you have been doing toward that end.
Thank you,
Sean Bulson, Ed.D
Harford County Public Schools

Governor Larry Hogan

Governor Larry Hogan

Today, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced that the closure of all public schools in Maryland will be extended for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020. At this time, it is too early to definitively say when schools will reopen, but state officials will continue to reassess the situation throughout the coming weeks.

“We do not make this decision lightly,” said Dr. Salmon, “However, with the challenges facing our state and our country, we have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our school communities and the community at large.”

The Maryland State Department of Education will continue working with local school systems in order to provide continuity of learning to students in every jurisdiction across the State of Maryland.

Additionally, while child care and day care facilities throughout the state may remain open at this time, our urgent focus is ensuring there are child care options for the children of essential personnel, such as health care providers and first responders. However, we are urging parents to keep their children at home if another parent or guardian is able to provide care. Essential personnel working in response to the COVID-19 pandemic who require child care are immediately able to register for these services by calling 1-877-261-0060.

Good evening,This is an important update for the HCPS community.Most HCPS 12-month employees will be expected to work fr...
Harford County Public Schools - School Nutrition And Fitness

Good evening,

This is an important update for the HCPS community.

Most HCPS 12-month employees will be expected to work from home beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Critical staff will be in buildings to ensure things like cleaning, food preparation, and payroll continue, but please note that our buildings and property will not be open to the public beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, 2020; this includes all tracks, fields, and playgrounds. All afterschool/evening and weekend activities remain canceled. This means all sports practices and competitions are canceled until schools reopen. Teams should not gather or practice on or off school grounds.

If you did not contact your child’s school nurse last week to pick up medications from the nurses suite, please utilize the COVID-19 hotline or email address, available on the HCPS website, to make pick-up arrangements.

Meal delivery sites where breakfast and dinner will be delivered with lunches, are listed on www.hcpsmenus.com.

We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.

Thank you,

Jillian Lader

Manager of Communications

Harford County Public Schools

School Nutrition and Fitness provides a districts nutrition services department with the tools and information needed to get the word out about the program. Providing parents students and teachers with the resources to help raise and healthy generation.


Harford County Public Schools to provide meals during the emergency school closure through the Summer Food Service Program
List of locations and times provided
Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) has been approved to provide meals to students during the state-mandated emergency school closings through the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children, ages 2-18, without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
2020 Open Meal Sites and Times*
March 17 – March 27 Aberdeen Middle School Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 George D. Lisby Elementary Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 Hall’s Cross Roads Elementary Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 Affinity Old Post Apartments Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 Perrywood Gardens Apartments Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 Edgewood High Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 Edgewood Elementary Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 Church Creek Elementary Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
Havre de Grace:
March 17 – March 27 Havre de Grace Elementary Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 Havre de Grace Middle Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 Joppatowne Elementary Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 Riverside Elementary Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
March 17 – March 27 Playground off of Ashton Lane Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (M-F)
*End date is dependent on when schools are scheduled to reopen.

Questions or requests for more information or assistance may be directed to HCPS Food and Nutrition at 410-638-4078.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested on the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The Maryland State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, or sexual orientation in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For inquiries related to Department policy, please contact: Agency Equity Officer, Equity Assurance and Compliance Officer, Office of the Deputy State Superintendent for Finance and Administration, Maryland State Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street - 6th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2595, 410-767-0433 – voice, 410-767-0431 – fax.

Harford County Public Schools

Harford County Public Schools

The following message is being sent via our mass communication system and is posted on the HCPS website.

As you may be aware, at a press conference held today at 4:15 p.m., State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public school systems, including Harford County Public Schools, will be closed March 16 through March 27, 2020. All school sanctioned travel is canceled effective immediately. During this time of closure, buildings and school buses will be cleaned and disinfected. Tomorrow, Friday, March 13, 2020, there will be no school-sanctioned travel, which includes field trips, and there will be no afterschool/evening activities. Tomorrow, your student will bring home instructional materials to be completed during the system-wide closure. This information will be accessible on HCPS.org. This is an evolving situation and we will provide additional information as it becomes available. Staff will receive additional guidance as soon as possible. As Governor Hogan stated in his press conference, “we are all in this together,” and we appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. Thank you.

Maryland to Close Public Schools; Gatherings of More than 250 People Banned
Maryland to Close Public Schools; Gatherings of More than 250 People Banned

Maryland to Close Public Schools; Gatherings of More than 250 People Banned

All public schools in Maryland are closed March 16 through March 27, gatherings of more than 250 people are now banned and the governor has activated the National Guard to a higher state of readiness. Gov. Larry Hogan announced dramatic safety measures Thursday afternoon to try to contain the spread...

Harford Community College

Harford Community College

All classes at Harford Community College have been canceled for Thursday and Friday, March 12 & 13 so that faculty and staff may prepare to implement an online working and learning environment for March 23-29. As scheduled, the College will be closed for Spring Break March 14-22. Updates will be communicated via the HCCAlertMe system and at www.harford.edu/coronavirus

Congratulations to Elizabeth Mosser of Harford Community College, the 2020 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award re...
2020 ATHENA Awards

Congratulations to Elizabeth Mosser of Harford Community College, the 2020 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award recipient, and to Sandra Gallion of Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy, the 2020 ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient.

Watch the entire ATHENA Leadership Award Breakfast on VOD.

Presented by Harford Mutual Insurance. Harford Community College


Harford County Government

Richlin Ballroom - March 6, 2020


399 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, MD

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00


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