Articles by Alexandra Macia

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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March 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Suspect Arrested for Gun and Drug Possession in Downtown Silver Spring

Montgomery County Police have arrested and charged 39-year-old Zachary Scott with drug and firearm related offenses following an incident that occurred in Silver Spring. Scott is a resident of the 5900 block of Surratts Village Drive in Clinton. On Monday, March 23, at about 6 p.m. police noticed drug activity occurring outside of a convenience […]

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March 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Whetstone Elementary Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An employee at Whetstone Elementary School in Montgomery Village has tested positive for coronavirus, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services confirmed. The case is the first positive test of an Montgomery County Public Schools employee, according to County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. “While every case is concerning, it is not surprising […]

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March 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

University of Maryland Plans to Honor Graduating Class Despite Cancelling Spring Commencement

The University of Maryland’s President Wallace Loh announced this morning in a schoolwide email that the school is working on planning an in-person or virtual commencement for the graduating class of 2020. This comes after President Loh wrote in a campus letter last week that there would not be an in-person spring 2020 commencement ceremony. […]

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