Harford County Commission on Disabilities

Harford County Commission on Disabilities The Harford County Commission on Disabilities was established in 1995 to serve as the voice of the disability community for Harford County. For more information visit www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/disabilities.

The Commission consists of 16 volunteers and is committed to the following core values: • We are advocates for all individuals with disabilities in Harford County and work to address issues facing those individuals. • We are an information resource for individuals in Harford County with disabilities. • We are vigilant concerning disability-related legislative matters at the local, state, and federal level, providing comments and recommendations as may be appropriate. • We focus on promoting full accessibility to public accommodations, educational opportunities, housing and transportation within Harford County.

Mission: The Commission will advocate and act as a catalyst for positive change for citizens with dis-abilities by assessing needs, investigating opportunities for improvements in quality of life and supporting community participation.

05/18/2020

In the continued interest of public safety and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Harford County, Harford County Office of Disability Services has cancelled I Can Bike Camp for this summer, scheduled for June 22-26. Please contact Rachel Harbin at [email protected] with any questions.
Harford County Government

Here’s something to tweet about: The 2020 Census helps secure a fair allocation of federal funding in Harford County for...
05/11/2020

Here’s something to tweet about: The 2020 Census helps secure a fair allocation of federal funding in Harford County for job training, business loans transportation & more. - Fill out the 2020 Census today at www.2020Census.gov

You count in a crisis like COVID-19. Census data determines how billions of dollars in federal funding is allocated for ...
04/29/2020

You count in a crisis like COVID-19. Census data determines how billions of dollars in federal funding is allocated for hospitals, public safety, schools & more. Take the 2020 Census today.

It’s easy, it’s safe and it’s important. https://2020census.gov/

04/13/2020
Harford County Government

Harford County Government

Harford Executive Barry Glassman’s FY2021 Budget Recommends Full Funding for School Operations; Record Funding for Public Safety & Libraries; No Tax Increases. The budget also maintains county reserves for fiscal uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the video:

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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

04/02/2020
Harford County Government
04/02/2020

Harford County Government

Don't forget, when you need some fresh air, all of our parks remain open*, but you must remember to practice social distancing, even outdoors. A few tips if you visit. *Playgrounds, pavilions, basketball courts, skate park and Cedar Lane Park remain closed.

Governor Larry Hogan
03/31/2020

Governor Larry Hogan

What does the Stay at Home order mean? It’s very simple: unless it’s absolutely essential, Marylanders need to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay connected to loved ones, get fresh air when you need to, and use common sense.

Harford County Government
03/20/2020

Harford County Government

If you haven’t gotten your 2020 Census already, be on the lookout for this envelope in the mail. With so many people tele-working, and all the kids home from school, it should be even easier to count everyone in your home. You could even make a math lesson out of filling it out.

03/19/2020

In the interest of public safety and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Harford County, the Harford County Expo for Transitioning Youth scheduled for April 4th at Bel Air High School has been postponed.

Harford County Commission on Disabilities's cover photo
03/19/2020

Harford County Commission on Disabilities's cover photo

Harford Commute Smart
03/18/2020

Harford Commute Smart

Harford Transit LINK
EFFECTIVE MARCH 19, 2020 (Th.)

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Harford Transit LINK will limit operations to protect the public while continuing to provide essential bus transportation services. The following changes are effective Thursday, March 19 until further notice:

Demand Response Service will continue for medical trips, such as dialysis and chemotherapy, to hospitals, clinics and health facilities, and trips to pharmacies and grocery stores. Demand Response service hours will be limited to 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. All previously scheduled non-medical/non-essential Demand Response client trips will be canceled and no new trips will be scheduled at this time.

Fixed Routes Service will continue to operate Monday – Friday, with service hours limited to 5:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Routes are being maintained at this time, but schedules within each route may be reduced over time, depending on ridership. Riders should review transit schedules in advance and plan accordingly.

Harford Transit Office, located in Abingdon, is closed to the public.

Bus tickets may still be purchased through the free Token Transit mobile app or when boarding the fixed route buses.

Real-time bus locations and schedules are available through the free RouteShout 2.0 mobile app.

Harford LINK is also implementing protocols for public safety that are aligned with recommendations from the Maryland Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. For more information, please call 410-612-1620.

As we receive more information, we will provide updates through news outlets, the LINK's phone system, website, and Blackboard Connect System.

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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

The Image Center for People with Disabilities will be presenting a workshop read below for more information!
03/12/2020

The Image Center for People with Disabilities will be presenting a workshop read below for more information!

Learn more about Maryland ABLE by signing up for their workshop at the Expo for Transitioning Youth!
03/12/2020

Learn more about Maryland ABLE by signing up for their workshop at the Expo for Transitioning Youth!

Harford County Government
03/12/2020

Harford County Government

Census 2020 forms were mailed today. Be on the lookout for yours, and visit https://my2020census.gov/ for more information.

Sign up for this workshop for the tools needed for social success!
03/11/2020

Sign up for this workshop for the tools needed for social success!

Maryland Department of Health
03/11/2020

Maryland Department of Health

Older adults are at higher risk for serious COVID-19 illness.

If you are an older adult or have chronic health conditions, you can take action to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Find answers to questions about how COVID-19 relates specifically to adults age 60+ at:https://phpa.health.maryland.gov/Documents/FAQ_covid19_older_adults.pdf

APGFCU will be speaking about your financial future during their workshop, sign up now to attend!
03/11/2020

APGFCU will be speaking about your financial future during their workshop, sign up now to attend!

Want to learn about job training and employment services for students and adults with differing abilities in Harford Cou...
03/10/2020

Want to learn about job training and employment services for students and adults with differing abilities in Harford County? Come to the Expo for Transitioning Youth! on April 4th and attend one of the two workshops presented by Maryland DORS & the Workforce Technology Center!

Sign up here: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2385/Transitioning-Youth-Expo

Harford County Government

Harford County Public Schools will be presenting a workshop at the Expo for Transitioning Youth! Sign up now!
03/06/2020

Harford County Public Schools will be presenting a workshop at the Expo for Transitioning Youth! Sign up now!

We are excited to have several representatives from  Harford Community College at the Expo for Transitioning Youth! on A...
03/06/2020

We are excited to have several representatives from Harford Community College at the Expo for Transitioning Youth! on April 4th! Visit their exhibitor tables and learn about Disability Support Services or H.O.T certificate programs at their workshops.

Sign up today to reserve the workshop of your choice: https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2385/Transitioning-Youth-Expo

Harford County Government

Want to learn about housing strategies for adults with differing abilities in Harford County? Come to the Expo for Trans...
03/05/2020

Want to learn about housing strategies for adults with differing abilities in Harford County? Come to the Expo for Transitioning Youth! on April 4th and learn more about housing from The Image Center for People with Disabilities during their workshop!

Sign up for the Housing Workshop or 15 other workshop choices today! https://www.harfordcountymd.gov/23…/Transitioning-Youth-Expo

Harford County Government

Address

125 N Main Street
Bel Air, MD
21014

Harford Transit http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/transportation/

General information

Commission Meetings: We invite and encourage interested citizens to attend Commission meetings held on the fourth Monday of the month, 5:00 p.m. at the historic “Bel Air Colored High School”, 205 South Hays Street, Bel Air, MD. To confirm dates and times of meetings and to request disability-related accommodations, call 410-638-3373 voice/TTY or email [email protected] This Facebook site is a limited public forum for matters related to Harford County Government issues, programs and services. We welcome your comments and questions. You may also contact us at [email protected] or 410-638-3420. To view our social media comments policy, please visit http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/2674/Social-Media-Comments-Policy

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 638-3373

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