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

Today is Monday, April 5, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Ride On Bus Service: Starting today riders will be permitted to board the bus by the front door. Buses will remain free until at least June 30.

2. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at six testing sites today. Health officials continue to stress the importance of testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

3. (ICYMI) CNN Racism Op-ed:  Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan wrote a CNN op-ed last week on anti-Asian discrimination, hate and violence in the country. She says, “We will not stand silent any more.”

4. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meet virtually at 7:30 p.m. with a full agenda and work packet. The Rockville Mayor and Council meet virtually at 7 p.m. The agenda includes a discussion of the Town Center, early childhood education and the Good Neighbor Awards process. The Commissioners of the Town of Poolesville meet at 7 p.m.

5. Future of American Democracy:  U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin will join The Council of Former Federal Executives (COFFE), Little Falls Village and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) to discuss “Constitutional Patriotism, Partisanship and the Future of American Democracy.” The virtual event will be held today at 1 p.m.

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

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