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

Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1.Board Votes On Mask Mandate: The Montgomery County Council, sitting as the Board of Health, will meet today at 2:00 p.m. to vote on a Board of Health regulation to reinstate indoor masking if local COVID-19 transmission rates increase. The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Xfinity channels 6 and 996, RCN channels 6 and 1056, and FiOS channel 30. Live streaming through the council website  and Facebook page is also available.


2. COVID-19 Vaccine: The county is offering the COVID-19 vaccine a six locations throughout the county today. Make an appointment here. 

3. Rent Relief Assistance: County leaders say there are funds and resources available for residents facing eviction. The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program provides short-term rental assistance to eligible households who have experienced lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here or see the tweet below for more information.

4. Picture Perfect: Capture beautiful moments in a scenic picture when you visit one of Montgomery Parks’ new Selfie Stands. Click here for more details about all the different locations throughout the county.


5. Paint With Your Pup Registration: Montgomery Parks is hosting two more Paint with Your Pup events this month, with the next one coming up on Saturday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m. Dogs and owners will work together on a painting project. Event organizers say spots are limited and advanced registration is required.

Woman posing with her dog with their new artwork









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

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