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Harford County Government
04/03/2020

Harford County Government

County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County; New COVID-19 Webpage

BEL AIR, Md., (April 3, 2020) – County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on COVID-19 in Harford County.

“As expected, COVID-19 continues to impact our community. Public health officials have reported a total of 41 positive cases among Harford County residents as of this morning. This compares to 19 cases at this time a week ago.

Harford County cases range from people in their 20s to their 60s and beyond. The vast majority are isolating at home, and some have been released from isolation. Nonetheless, public health officials believe the peak in cases is at least two weeks away if not longer, and cases across Maryland have been doubling every three days since mid-March. Sadly, 42 have died.

New guidance on exposure risk

At the federal level, the CDC on Monday issued guidance that changed the period of exposure risk from the “onset of symptoms” to 48 hours before the onset. In other words, the virus can be spread by someone before they even know they’re sick. This underscores why we must continue to act as if everyone could be infected and practice social distancing and precautions such as handwashing for at least 20 seconds. If taken seriously, these actions will slow the spread and avoid overwhelming our healthcare system, and they will save lives.

My administration is working daily with the Harford County Health Department and other partners to prepare for a surge in local demand for healthcare system capacity, including ICU beds, ventilators and alternative care sites, and for personal protective equipment (PPE).

Stay-at-home orders

As you are no doubt aware, Gov. Hogan issued stay-at-home orders and interpretive guidance this week for all Marylanders. We know that the vast majority of COVID-19 cases recover, but we must work together to protect individuals of all ages with underlying health conditions and those over 60, who are our most vulnerable populations. I continue to monitor our nursing homes and other senior facilities, and I am working closely with our health department to provide the latest guidance and assist them with preparations.

Testing

The Maryland Department of Health this week announced COVID-19 test sites at Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) locations including Bel Air. The site will be operated by University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, in partnership with the Harford County Health Department. Remember that to be tested, you must meet certain criteria, receive an order from a healthcare provider and make an appointment.

Keeping up with the news

To help you navigate the news on COVID-19, some of which has been changing daily, we have a new webpage that brings together information about the virus in Harford County. This includes the governor’s directives and interpretations, previously announced adjustments to county government procedures, the latest public health information, resources for businesses, employees and seniors, unemployment information, food assistance, support for recovery and mental wellness, and how you can help. Mark this page where you will also find an archive of my weekly updates https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2823/COVID-19-Resources.

My administration is also here to answer your questions about COVID-19. Contact us at [email protected] or 410-638-3420 and we will connect you with accurate information to keep you and your family safe.

What you can do

Continue disinfecting surfaces to fight COVID-19, but our Water & Sewer Division asks that you avoid flushing disposable wipes and paper towels down the toilet. These items raise the risk of sewer main backups and sewage overflows. Please place them in the trash.

Now more than ever it’s also important to answer the 2020 Census. The census determines how billions of dollars in federal funding will be spent and helps inform emergency and public health planning, such as how many vaccines to send to an area. It only takes a few minutes to go to www.my2020Census.gov and make sure everyone counts in Harford County.

In closing, I want to recognize those who are working through this crisis - the first responders, healthcare workers and essential employees in county government and the private sector who are on the front lines. Thanks and be safe.”

http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1736

MOORES MILL ROAD UPDATE:  The Moores Mill Road reconstruction project (between MD924 and US1 Bus.) is now open to all th...
04/01/2020

MOORES MILL ROAD UPDATE: The Moores Mill Road reconstruction project (between MD924 and US1 Bus.) is now open to all through traffic. Close out work, including completion of the crosswalk and center turn lane arrows, will be continuing over the next week or so. Please obey the posted speed limit and be especially careful as drivers get used to the new traffic patterns. We thank you for your patience throughout the length of this major construction project.

Harford County Government
03/13/2020

Harford County Government

UPDATE: Harford County Parks and Recreation programs have been canceled and indoor facilities and outdoor playgrounds and pavilions are closed until further notice. Parks and trails will be open as long as social distancing is maintained. No groups or teams will be allowed. Cedar Lane Sports Complex is closed - fields and walking path.

County Executive Barry Glassman has issued the following weekly update on the COVID-19 virus in Harford County:

Effective today:

• All county-owned senior centers are closed until further notice;
• All parks and recreation programs, activities and facilities are closed;
• County government events are cancelled through March 31;
• Meetings of county advisory boards are cancelled through March 31; and,
• Out-of-state travel for county employees is suspended.

I am also recommending that all county groups and organizations cancel large gatherings of 250 or more until further notice. More here: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1721

Harford County Government
03/04/2020

Harford County Government

March issue is now out! This month's issue looks into the impact of legislation and the importance of mental wellness for teens to adults. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

Harford County Government
02/05/2020

Harford County Government

February issue is now out! This month's issue takes you we remember fallen heroes and learn about small business opportunities. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

ROBINSON MILL ROAD BRIDGE:  Updated photos showing the four, 54' long box beams (20" deep x 48" wide) that will support ...
01/28/2020

ROBINSON MILL ROAD BRIDGE: Updated photos showing the four, 54' long box beams (20" deep x 48" wide) that will support the new bridge deck (both photos are looking west with MD136 to the right). The project is about 75% complete with an estimated reopening scheduled for March / April - dependent upon weather.

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE:  Drone photos of the recently completed Eden Mill Road Bridge over Big Branch; with the pedestria...
01/27/2020

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE: Drone photos of the recently completed Eden Mill Road Bridge over Big Branch; with the pedestrian bridge for the Eden Mill Nature Center trail system immediately adjacent to it.

Throwback Thursday - Just a reminder that it was four years ago today that "Snowzilla" aka "Winter Storm Jonas" hit the ...
01/23/2020

Throwback Thursday - Just a reminder that it was four years ago today that "Snowzilla" aka "Winter Storm Jonas" hit the mid-Atlantic. Photos are from Harford County at the height of the storm and the clean-up afterwards.

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE:  After 1 1/2 years (June, 2018) this bridge, just north of the Eden Mill Nature Center is reopeni...
01/17/2020

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE: After 1 1/2 years (June, 2018) this bridge, just north of the Eden Mill Nature Center is reopening today. What started as a simple deck replacement by our Highway maintenance crews, grew into a much more complicated project following the floods the County experienced in August, 2018. Because of the extensive scour from the flood waters and worse than anticipated condition of the structural beams following removal of the deck; the project had to be placed on hold, completely redesigned, advertised and contracted out for construction. The community and users of the Nature Center are thanked for their patience and understanding during this closure.

MADONNA ROAD EMBANKMENT STABILIZATION:  The soil nails work on the remaining section of the Madonna Road hill heading so...
01/17/2020

MADONNA ROAD EMBANKMENT STABILIZATION: The soil nails work on the remaining section of the Madonna Road hill heading south out of the Hidden Valley area of Rocks State Park is now complete and the road reopened. This area will re-vegetate over the next 1-2 years and make the fence & soil nails virtually invisible. We thank the area residents for their understanding as we completed this project - especially while the Eden Mill Road Bridge project was still ongoing.

Harford County Government
01/15/2020

Harford County Government

County Executive Barry Glassman called for national unity in his annual State of the County address on Tuesday and credited local partnerships for contributing to Harford’s progress. In a speech entitled “Moving Forward Together” he reported on the county’s improved financial position and a major reduction in opioid fatalities: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1696

01/09/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

From County Executive Barry Glassman and all of us here in Harford County government, join us in celebrating Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!

Harford County Sheriff's Office Bel Air Police Department Aberdeen Police Department Havre de Grace Police Department Billy Boniface

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE:  Construction is nearing completion on this structure with the deck and bridge railing in place a...
01/08/2020

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE: Construction is nearing completion on this structure with the deck and bridge railing in place and the only work remaining to be paving, guardrails and site cleanup / finalizing the job. If the weather holds out, we are hoping to reopen the road within the next two weeks. Additionally...the soil nails work on Madonna Road should be completed and the road reopened by the end of next week. Additional updates will be provided and we thank the residents in this area for their understanding and patience on both projects.

01/08/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

If you're out and about driving tonight, please be careful as our crews work to clear the snow off county roads.

RIDGE ROAD REOPENED:  The Ridge Road slope failure repair by GeoStabilization International, is now complete and reopene...
12/19/2019

RIDGE ROAD REOPENED: The Ridge Road slope failure repair by GeoStabilization International, is now complete and reopened to traffic. The required work was extensive, but costs were significantly reduced by working with the property owner and having the District 3 Highways shop do an excellent job of shifting the road toward the opposite embankment about 5-6'. This eliminated the need to rebuild the embankment in its original location and saved about $200,000 on the project. Thanks to the local residents for their patience with us getting this work completed and please drive carefully through the area as motorists get accustomed to the new alignment.

12/16/2019
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

In his 2019 message, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman invites citizens to explore our Christmas tree farm finder, and always remember to choose civility.

Jarrettsville Nurseries Christmas Tree Farm at Holy Cross Rd

Harford County Government
12/04/2019

Harford County Government

December issue is now out! Find your tree with our Christmas tree farm finder, and explore our new map of road projects. These two stories and more, Read it here & subscribe today: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1664/FYI-e-Newsletter

Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Madonna Road between Telegraph Road and Mellow Road in the Nor...
12/02/2019

Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Madonna Road between Telegraph Road and Mellow Road in the Norrisville area for a slope stabilization project. This closure to all through traffic will begin on Friday, December 6, and is expected to last for two weeks. Please follow detour signs or make other arrangements if you travel on these roadways.

An online map of this and all other county road closures and major capital road projects is published on the county website at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1164/Road-Reports.

ROUNDABOUT OPENING - BYNUM ROAD / WATER TOWER WAY:  This newest Harford County roundabout is scheduled to open by close ...
11/27/2019

ROUNDABOUT OPENING - BYNUM ROAD / WATER TOWER WAY: This newest Harford County roundabout is scheduled to open by close of business today. The roundabout was constructed to improve safety for motorists at this intersection and to create a safer pedestrian / bicyclist crossing of Bynum Road for the future Ma & Pa Trail. Please drive carefully through the area as motorists get adjusted to the new traffic pattern. Thank you for your patience and we hope that you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Harford County maintains roads covering more than 1,000 miles - roughly the distance from Bel Air to Florida - and 223 b...
11/26/2019

Harford County maintains roads covering more than 1,000 miles - roughly the distance from Bel Air to Florida - and 223 bridges requiring dozens of major repair projects each year. Our NEW interactive map on the county website aims to make it easier for citizens to get information about these projects: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1681

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE:  Follow-up to yesterday's post (and a nice view) showing the 5 beams now in place and how the str...
11/19/2019

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE: Follow-up to yesterday's post (and a nice view) showing the 5 beams now in place and how the structure lines up with the approach road and adjacent pedestrian bridge.

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE UPDATE:  The contractor (Six M of Delta, PA) was back on site this morning setting the five beams ...
11/18/2019

EDEN MILL ROAD BRIDGE UPDATE: The contractor (Six M of Delta, PA) was back on site this morning setting the five beams in place to begin the work on the superstructure.

Pleasantville Road Bridge Reopened:The Baltimore County Department of Public Works has reopened Pleasantville Road Bridg...
11/12/2019

Pleasantville Road Bridge Reopened:

The Baltimore County Department of Public Works has reopened Pleasantville Road Bridge in Baldwin following repairs. The bridge is located over the Little Gunpowder Falls on the Harford/Baltimore county line, two miles south of MD Route 152.
The repair project was managed by Baltimore County, but repair costs were equally shared between Baltimore and Harford counties. Questions about this closure may be directed to the Harford County Department of Public Works at 410-638-3509 est. 1392.

BYNUM & WATER TOWER WAY ROUNDABOUT:  This project is progressing well with the roundabout taking shape as the splitter i...
11/07/2019

BYNUM & WATER TOWER WAY ROUNDABOUT: This project is progressing well with the roundabout taking shape as the splitter islands and center island are being formed and placed. This roundabout is being constructed to decrease the potential for serious accidents, decrease Bynum Road delays, and improve pedestrian safety for the future Ma & Pa Trail crossing of Bynum Road.

ROBINSON MILL ROAD BRIDGE UPDATE:  Work continues on the replacement bridge, with the north abutment nearly complete and...
11/01/2019

ROBINSON MILL ROAD BRIDGE UPDATE: Work continues on the replacement bridge, with the north abutment nearly complete and the footer placed in south abutment. Note the stamped concrete (decorative stone) abutments which will be stained upon completion to replicate the original stone.

Ready for snow: County Executive Glassman took a moment at the end of our snowplowing “dry run” on Friday to thank our D...
10/21/2019

Ready for snow: County Executive Glassman took a moment at the end of our snowplowing “dry run” on Friday to thank our DPW Division of Highways crews for keeping county roads safe for our citizens. Here’s a photo of some of the 139 employees and 75 dump trucks we use year round to help maintain over 1,000 miles of county roads and 1,200 cul-de-sacs.

"WINTER IS COMING"......well, not quite yet, but you may see the Harford County DPW Div. of Highway's dump trucks rigged...
10/17/2019

"WINTER IS COMING"......well, not quite yet, but you may see the Harford County DPW Div. of Highway's dump trucks rigged for winter weather and driving around the County roads tomorrow. This is our annual snow "dry run" and is performed every October to ensure the Highway's equipment, drivers and office staff are geared up and ready to tackle the impacts of snow and ice on the County's roadways in the coming months. Drive safe!

UPDATE:  SCHUCKS ROAD RECONSTRUCTION and SIGHT DISTANCE IMPROVEMENT at Edwards Lane:  Project is now OPEN to all traffic...
10/15/2019

UPDATE: SCHUCKS ROAD RECONSTRUCTION and SIGHT DISTANCE IMPROVEMENT at Edwards Lane: Project is now OPEN to all traffic. Thank you for your patience and please obey the posted speed limits. Great job by the contractor (Gray & Son, Inc.) to complete the project about 4-6 weeks ahead of the original schedule.

Harford County Department of Public Works will close the intersection of Bynum Road and Water Tower Way in Forest Hill o...
10/09/2019

Harford County Department of Public Works will close the intersection of Bynum Road and Water Tower Way in Forest Hill on Monday, Oct. 14 for an intersection improvement project, including construction of a traffic circle. The intersection will be impassable during construction, which is expected to last for seven weeks. The off-ramp onto Water Tower Way from the MD Route 1 bypass will also be closed during this project.

Motorists should follow posted detours. Questions may be directed to 410-638-3217 ext. 2437.

A map of all planned county road closures and capital projects is available on the county website at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/1164/Road-Reports.

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