5 Things to Know Today, Aug. 2, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Aug. 2, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Tokyo Olympics – Day 11:  It is Day 11 of the Tokyo Olympics, and MyMCM continues to offer coverage of all the athletes from Montgomery County who are competing for Team USA and other countries. Friday, Katie Ledecky won gold in her final swim at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

2. ICYMI Indoor Face Mask Requirement:  County Executive Marc Elrich recommended that face masks be required indoors if the county’s transmission rate of the coronavirus increases from moderate to substantial. The County Council, sitting as the Board of Health, will discuss the recommendation and vote on the proposed regulation at a special session on Thursday, August 5.

County May Restore Indoor Mask Mandate Per New CDC Recommendation  

3. New Takoma Park City Manager:  Jamal T. Fox starts his new job today as the City Manager of Takoma Park. Fox comes to Takoma Park from Camas, Washington where he was the city administrator.

Jamal T. Fox Named Next City of Takoma Park Manager

4. Walk up Food Distribution: Stop by Seneca Creek Community Church in Gaithersburg from 2 to 3 p.m. to receive boxed groceries. The groceries will be available near the loading dock on the right side of the building. See more food distribution events here.

5. Poolesville Library Closes:  The Maggie Nightingale Library in Poolesville closes today at 6 p.m. to undergo interior improvements. The branch is expected to be closed for six to eight months.

Maggie Nightingale Library in Poolesville Closing for Interior Renovation

And one more thing: The fourth VaxU Scholarship drawing takes place today. The state’s promotion to encourage young Marylanders ages 12 through 17 to get the COVID-19 vaccine so far has awarded six students with a college tuition scholarship of $50,000. The Maryland Higher Education Commission will announce two winners every Monday from July 12 to Labor Day. On Labor Day, four winners will be announced. So far, three Montgomery County students have won scholarships, two from Silver Spring and one from Potomac.

Silver Spring Resident Wins $50,000 Scholarship from VaxU Lottery

Hogan Announces Scholarship Lottery for Young Vaccinated Marylanders

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

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