5 Things to Know Today, April 14, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. MCPS Reminder: For Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) middle and high schoolers, today is a regular instructional day.

2. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at eight testing sites today.

3. Pausing J&J Doses: Following CDC and FDA recommendations, the Montgomery County health department announced it will pause use of single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines after six recipients developed rare episodes involving blood clots. About 6.8 million doses of the J&J vaccine have been administered nationwide. In a statement, County Executive Marc Elrich said the health department will substitute Pfizer doses for J&J doses until further notice.

4. DACA Information Session: At 7 p.m., MCPS, Montgomery College and CASA will hold an information session about applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. Students and community members are invited to register here.

DACA Webinar Offers Important Information, Resources for Students

5. Senior Planet Montgomery: Senior Planet Montgomery continues to offer free Zoom classes and events to senior residents. Today’s events include “Tech Talks About Instagram” and “COVID-19 Vaccine Update with the CDC.”

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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