Today is Friday, April 9, 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 six testing sites today, and 11 sites this weekend. Health officials continue to stress the importance of testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
2. COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-registration: Marylanders ages 16+ may pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine at the state’s mass vaccination sites. Montgomery County has opened preregistration at county-run vaccine centers to all county residents 16-and-over. 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. Business Briefing: Councilmember Sidney Katz hosts a virtual meeting at 12:30 p.m. Friday on business and economic development amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Anthony Fetherstone and Brad Steward join CM Katz for the discussion. Submit questions and register to attend by email to Councilmember.Katz@montgomerycountymd.gov.
4. Friday Night Football: Montgomery County public high schools tonight play the second scrimmage of their shortened season. There are 12 games scheduled for tonight. The current health regulation on sporting events allows up to allows up to 50 spectators.
5. COVID-19 Efficacy Rates: The three approved vaccines all have 100% efficacy rates against death and hospitalizations. This Vox video explains.
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.