5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 17, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 17, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County:

1. Weekly County COVID-19 Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD), County Cable Montgomery and on the county’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

2. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at eight testing sites today.

3. Hypothermia Alert: A Hypothermia Alert will be in effect in Montgomery County until 2 p.m. today. The alert is issued when temperatures/wind chill is forecasted to be 32 degrees or lower.

4. Food Distribution: From 1-3 p.m., a drive-thru food distribution will take place at Watkins Mill Elementary School in Montgomery Village.

5. Senior Planet Montgomery: Senior Planet Montgomery continues to offer free Zoom classes to senior residents. Today’s classes include “Food Delivery Apps” and “Hosting A Zoom Meeting.”

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.

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