Articles by Alexandra Macia

April 2, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Police Release Video of Suspects in Bethesda Bicycle Thefts

Montgomery County’s Department of Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects involved in the theft of two bicycles from an apartment building parking garage in Bethesda. Police released surveillance video of the male and female suspects stealing a bicycle at about 11:16 a.m. on Friday, March 27. The surveillance video also […]

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April 2, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Requests Equipment Donations for First Responders and Medical Staff

Montgomery County is asking for the public to donate Personal Protective Equipment after facing a critical shortage, the county announced today. The protective equipment needed includes respirators, masks, gowns, face shields and gloves. This equipment is necessary to keep first responders and medical personnel safe while working in the county during the pandemic and is […]

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April 2, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Costco Limits Members to Bringing Only One Guest Beginning Friday

Beginning Friday, April 3, Costco will allow only two people – a member and one guest – to enter the store at a time. The changes were made for the safety of members and employees and to help with social distancing, according to Costco. Costco has been getting a lot of attention recently due to […]

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March 31, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Grocery Delivery Service Launches Set of Changes to Support Shoppers

Instacart has launched over the past month a set of changes to help support their workers during the coronavirus crisis, the delivery service announced in an email sent to their customers. The company’s workers recently went on strike after claiming Instacart lacks protective measures for shoppers. Instacart said that they would be offering safety supplies, […]

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March 31, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Under Armour is Making Masks, Other Supplies for UMMS Staff and Providers

Under Armour is creating and assembling face masks, face shields and special fanny packs to help support the University of Maryland Medical System’s health care providers and staff, the brand announced Tuesday. Under Armour stated that they are hoping they can use their experience with product innovations to help heath care systems defend against the […]

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March 31, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Will Continue Meal Service Following Hogan’s Stay-At-Home Order

Montgomery County Public Schools will continue its meal distribution service as scheduled, following Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay-At-Home Order. Families can continue to travel to schools to receive meals and resources for online learning, according to MCPS. While the order does not allow residents to leave their home for non-essential trips, community members are still allowed […]

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March 26, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Grocery Delivery Services Available for Residents

Going to the grocery store can be nerve-racking right now due to the spread of coronavirus and fear of contamination. For those who are apprehensive, there are options for grocery delivery available for residents who may feel ill or don’t want to take the risk of leaving their homes. Listed below are a couple of […]

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March 26, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Begins Student Laptop Distribution

Montgomery County Public Schools began distributing laptops to students today outside of all high schools and some elementary schools. The laptops are reserved for students who do not have access to a computer or laptop at home, according to MCPS. The distribution of laptops comes after MCPS moved classes to online instruction through April 24, due […]

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March 26, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Superintendent Smith Updates Plans for Online Learning, Laptops, Meals and Spring Break

Gov. Larry Hogan and State School Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon extended the closure of all Maryland public schools through April 24, 2020, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith announced in an email sent to families last night. All extracurricular and athletic programs are canceled as well, in addition to community use activities. MCPS began […]

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March 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Licensed Restaurants Now Allowed to Sell and Deliver Alcohol To-Go

Councilmember Evan Glass announced Tuesday that Montgomery County’s Alcohol and Beverage Services will now allow licensed restaurants to sell cocktails in takeout cups with lids. Restaurants will also be allowed to deliver beer, wine and cocktails, along with a meal, to addresses in Montgomery County, as long as they use their own staff. Maryland state […]

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