During this public health crisis, let’s take a second to thank our first responders, volunteers, public safety officers, health care providers, grocery store and retail workers, Baltimore County staff and everyone working around the clock to make sure we have everything we need. Many, many thanks for all that you’re doing and will continue to do. We are all in this together!
Coming Soon: Food Distribution for Families
Baltimore County is working to distribute grocery boxes for families at the PAL Center sites. Please continue to check the Food Distribution Site Map for updated availability. Residents can drive up and have food placed in their cars without leaving their cars. For locations, please visit this link to see the list of PAL Centers under Department Of Recreation and Parks Youth Food Distribution.
Services for Seniors
All Baltimore County Senior Centers will be closed to the public until further notice. Seniors can call the Maryland Access Point hotline at 410-887-2594. Calls are answered by a team of Certified Information and Assistance Specialists (CIRS), Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The hotline can triage needs (food drop-off vs. prepped meals) depending on cooking capacity.
Timber Grove Elementary School Staff Drive
This Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m., the staff of Timber Grove Elementary School will be riding around the neighborhoods that encompass the school to bring some much-needed spirit and cheer. The staff plans to meet at the school and drive the neighborhood in a parade-like fashion. For those who don’t live on the specific route, please consider driving to one of the streets listed, park and wave from your car.
The route is as follows:
Kendigs Mill Road
East Cherry Hill Road
High Falcon Road
High Falcon Road
BJ’s and Costco Offering Special Hours for People and 60 and Older
Beginning today, BJ’s Wholesale Club designated shopping hour every day from 8 to 9 a.m. for members who are 60 and older. The store will open at 9 a.m. for the rest of its members. The closest BJ’s to the 2nd District is located at 55 Music Fair Road in Owings Mills.
Starting on Tuesday, March 24, Costco will have a designated shopping hour every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. for people 60 and older. The pharmacy will also be open during this hour. The closest Costco to the 2nd District is located at Mill Station, 10300 Mill Run Circle in Owings Mills.
Severe Blood Shortage, Donors Urgently NeededRight now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients, according to the American Red Cross. For more information, please click here.
Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps Activated
The Maryland Department of Health is looking for health care professionals who want to volunteer as first responders to provide services during a disaster or emergency situation.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread statewide and impact our communities and neighborhoods, the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps has been activated to offer additional assistance and support.
The Responds Medical Reserve Corps is a community-based, civilian, volunteer program that helps build the public health infrastructure and response capabilities of communities in the state. Volunteers will be called upon when local resources have been exhausted or overwhelmed and additional help has been requested.
Maryland Responds volunteers include medical and public health professionals, such as physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians and epidemiologists. Many other non-medical community members also support the Medical Reserve Corps, such as interpreters, chaplains, office workers and legal advisors.
Many thanks to all our first responders who are on the frontlines selflessly offering their skills and time to help fight back against this pandemic.
Do “The Five” to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and “Flatten the Curve”
1.) HANDS — Wash them often
2.) ELBOW — Cough into it
3.) FACE — Don’t touch it
4.) SPACE — Keep a safe distance of at least six feet between you and others
5.) HOME — Stay home if you can
Social distancing is perhaps the most important important public health tool we have right now to protect our health and loved ones from COVID-19.
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