5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 19, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Aug. 19 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Turtle Crossing: Montgomery County Parks officials say you may see turtles crossing the road in some areas, so keep an eye out during this time of year. They say the moving reptiles are searching for mates and nesting sites.

2. COVID-19 Vaccine: Free COVID-19 vaccine clinics are available today at seven locations throughout the county, including the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in Gaithersburg.

3. COVID-19 Booster Shots: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that federal health officials developed a plan to start offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots this fall.

4. Montgomery County Board of Education Meeting: Starting Aug. 24, the Board of Education will resume in-person public comments. Advance seating reservations can be made online here. Pre-recorded audio and video submissions for individuals who wish to remain virtual are also available.

5. Rent Relief Resources: The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program provides short-term rental assistance to eligible Montgomery County households who lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to learn more about available resources.

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

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