Today is Thursday, Feb. 11, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.
1. Local COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Montgomery County has entered Priority Group 1B, Tier 1 of the vaccination process, consisting of people aged 75 and older. Local health officials continue to stress that the vaccine supply is extremely limited. County clinic appointments are currently for Groups 1A and Group 1B, Tier 1. Click here for more information and to preregister.
Visit the COVID-19 webpage for up to date vaccination & preregistration information, https://t.co/VF1njeOhNP
There is a phone line to help those preregister who do not have internet access or need assistance, 240-777-2982, open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. pic.twitter.com/WFK95HjzEX
— Montgomery County DHHS (@MoCoDHHS) February 9, 2021
2. County COVID-19 Media Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will host his weekly virtual media briefing today at noon. The briefing – rescheduled from Wednesday – can be viewed live on MCM Channels 21 and 995 plus the County’s Facebook page and on County Cable Montgomery at Comcast/RCN Channel 6 and HD Channel 996 or Verizon Channel 30.
🆕 @MontCoExec Marc Elrich will host his weekly #COVID19 media briefing at noon on Thursday, Feb. 11. Watch the virtual briefing live @CountyCableMoCo. For more info: https://t.co/ASDIaiNUni. pic.twitter.com/FACRZv95jv
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) February 10, 2021
3. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at nine testing sites today.
4. Notice of Traffic Signal Replacement: The City of Gaithersburg Department of Public Works is in the final stages of replacing the traffic signal at Odendhal and Russell Avenues’ intersection. Today, a power service will be installed in preparation for the new traffic signal. Public Works requests that drivers utilize other routes and avoid the intersection if possible. More information can be found here.
5. Student Councilmember For a Day Challenge: Students in grades 8-12 interested in politics and want to know what it is like to serve as a Montgomery County Councilmember are invited to submit Councilmember entries. Craig Rice’s “Councilmember for a Day Challenge.” The deadline has been extended to Feb. 15. Click here to learn more.
📣 Attention students in grades 8 – 12! The deadline for Craig Rice's Councilmember for a Day Challenge has been extended to Feb. 15. To learn more about this inclusive storytelling experience and to register, visit https://t.co/HTf91AiTUj. @RicePolitics @MCPS #CM4ADay pic.twitter.com/UC8AuW8mu1
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) February 9, 2021
Throughout Black History Month, MyMCM will profile Montgomery County residents who have made significant contributions.
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.