5 Things to Know Today, March 9, In Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, March 9, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Weekly Briefing (Time Change): County Executive Marc Elrich and health leaders will hold their media briefing at 11 a.m. this week. Residents can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD), County Cable Montgomery and on the county’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

2. Masks Optional in MCPS: Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education voted unanimously yesterday to make mask-wearing optional in schools and all MCPS-provided transportation “effective immediately.”

Masks Optional in MCPS Schools and Buses ‘Effective Immediately’

3. Alerting Consumers: Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection alerts consumers about potentially misleading information in receipts provided by some Jiffy Lube locations for oil changes or auto repair services.

4. Drive-Thru Food Distribution: Stop by South Lake Elementary School in Gaithersburg from 1-2:30 p.m. to receive boxed groceries in your car. See other free food resources here.

5. ICYMI: Gas prices are surging nationwide, including in Montgomery County.

Gas Prices Surge Nationwide; Maryland Breaks Record 

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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