Today is Thursday, Feb. 18, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County:
1.COVID-19 Vaccine Preregistration Info: Montgomery County run clinics are currently vaccinating Priority Groups 1A and 1B (Tier 1: ages 75 and up). Residents must preregister to make an appointment. For help with the form, call 240-777-2982. Health officials urge residents to be patient as the available supply of vaccine doses in Maryland works to catch up to the demand.
Stay informed! The COVID-19 Information Portal features a vaccine webpage with information about preregistration, priority groups, a distribution dashboard, frequently asked questions and much more.
💉➡ https://t.co/bzDki4Pags. pic.twitter.com/PebtVfZ9Gh
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) February 17, 2021
2. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics Canceled: County-run COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinics are canceled due to the winter storm. People with appointments were notified.
3. Board of Education Public Input: The Montgomery County Board of Education is accepting pre-recorded audio, video, and written public testimony for its next virtual and in-person business meeting on Feb.23. The sign-ups for the meeting close today at 5:00 p.m. Click here to sign-up. View the agenda here.
The Board will accept pre-recorded audio, video, and/or written public testimony for its next virtual and in-person business meeting on February 23. Open session will begin at 1:00 p.m. Sign-ups for public testimony will open TODAY (2/16), at 6:00 p.m. https://t.co/q7QhlyH0rA
— Moco BOE (@mocoboe) February 16, 2021
4. Food Distribution: From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a drive-thru food distribution will take place at Oak Chapel United Methodist Church in Silver Spring. See the tweet below for more details.
Just a reminder, the Oak Chapel food distribution is tomorrow (2/18) NOT today (2/17)!! pic.twitter.com/5qivoryWRX
— MoCoFoodCouncil (@MoCoFoodCouncil) February 17, 2021
5. NASA’s Mars Rover Landing: NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover will make its final descent to the Red Planet today. The NASA TV broadcast from Mission Control starts at 11:15 a.m. PST/2:15 p.m. EST /19:15 UTC. Click here to watch the event live. Here are some of the ways you can take part in this landing.
♦️ 12:30pm ET (5:30pm UTC): Elementary school student Q&A
♦️ 1pm ET (6pm UTC): Mission status update
♦️ 3pm ET (8pm UTC): Proof of ancient life & sample return overview
— NASA (@NASA) February 17, 2021
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