5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 1, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Feb. 1, the first day of Black History Month. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County:

1. Winter Weather Delays and Closings: Montgomery County Public Schools virtual instruction begins on time today, but all school buildings are closed. Childcare and meal distribution are canceled. County offices open at 10 a.m., nonessential employees who work at a county site may take liberal leave. More closings may be found here.

2. Restaurant Relief Grants:  Restaurant owners can apply for COVID-19 grants starting today. The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) will administer the program. The deadline for application is Feb. 10 at 5 p.m.

3. County COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Clinics: Montgomery County health department  COVID-19 vaccination testing clinics scheduled for today are cancelled due to the weather and hazardous road conditions. Preregistration for County health department vaccination clinics is open to anyone in Priority Group 1B and 1C.  Currently, the county is only able to provide vaccines to residents in Priority Group 1A and 1B. When vaccines are available, the county will email those that have preregistered to set up an appointment for a vaccine. The most current information may be found on the county’s COVID-19 Information Portal.

4. Media Briefing: Council President Tom Hucker and Maryland Congressman David Trone (MD-06) will hold a media briefing today at 11 a.m. to discuss the impact of the new Biden administration’s policies and priorities on the County and the state of Maryland.

5. Municipal Monday: Gaithersburg’s Mayor and Council meet virtually at 7:30 p.m. Here are the agenda and the agenda packet. Rockville’s Mayor and Council meet virtually at 7 p.m., here’s the agenda. The Commissioners of the Town of Poolesville meet at 7 p.m.

During Black History Month, MyMCM will profile Montgomery County residents who have made significant contributions.


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