5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 18, In Montgomery County

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.

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.

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.

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.

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