Today is Friday, April 23, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County:
1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at seven testing sites today, and 13 sites this weekend. Health officials continue to stress the importance of testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
2. COVID-19 Vaccine: Maryland residents ages 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The first step is to pre-register at the state’s mass vaccination sites or if a Montgomery County resident at the county-run vaccine sites. The county is providing free Ride On service available between the Shady Grove Metro Station and the Montgomery College – Germantown Campus mass vaccination site.
3. Josiah Henson Museum Opens: Montgomery Parks opens the new museum and park located in North Bethesda. Visitors must have tickets that are available for purchase online. MyMCM’s Maryam Shazad take a tour
Josiah Henson Museum and Park opens this Friday!
Follow our newest site on Facebook at “@JosiahHensonMuseum” to learn more and for the facility's latest updates.
— Montgomery Parks (@MontgomeryParks) April 21, 2021
4, MoCo Eats Week: Support local establishments from April 23-May 3 by participating in this restaurant week event coordinated by VisitMontgomery. The are more than 50 deals and discounts available throughout Montgomery County. Find details on VisitMontgomery’s web page.
5. Virtual Upcounty Hub Anniversary Celebration: It has been a year since this group came together to provide food and essentials to families who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tonight the group celebrates their first anniversary at 6 p.m.
And One More Thing: Montgomery Community Media and the County Council discuss microaggressions in a special presentation titled #SeeMeMontgomery: Microaggressions. A microaggression is defined as: “A statement, action or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle or unintentional.” Watch the conversation here:
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.