Articles by Jordan Lindsay

January 25, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, Jan. 25, In Montgomery County

Today is Monday, Jan. 25 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Vaccine Preregistration: The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is planning Coronavirus vaccine clinics for residents 75-years-and-older as the county enters Phase 1B of the vaccination process. Individuals must be residents of Montgomery County and be […]

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January 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles Stresses Importance of Residents Waiting Their Turn for Vaccinations

County health officials say some residents have tried to get the COVID-19 vaccine before it’s their turn. Currently, Montgomery County is in the process of moving into Phase 1B of the vaccination process. “We are hopeful that we will be able to move forward and begin offering vaccines to those over the age of 75 […]

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January 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles Responds to Biden’s Plan of Distributing 100 Million Doses in 100 Days

President Biden signed several executive orders pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic when he entered office on Wednesday, including the “100 Days Masking Challenge” which requires face masks on federal property. He’s also challenging all Americans to wear a mask for the next 100 days to help prevent the virus’s spread. In addition, Biden has set […]

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January 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, Jan. 22, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Jan. 22 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Vaccine Survey: Montgomery County would like your feedback during a continuous effort to provide residents with the most useful information and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic while developing a plan for vaccine outreach and distribution. The survey is completely […]

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January 21, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County: 99.6% of Vaccine First Doses Received Have Been Administered

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services has received a total of 27,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far. Local health officials say 99.6 % of that total have been administered as of Jan. 21. During his weekly COVID-19 virtual media briefing on Thursday, County Executive Marc Elrich stressed ongoing issues […]

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January 20, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Teams With Other Law Enforcement During Presidential Inauguration in DC

Some Montgomery County Police Officers are in the nation’s capital today assisting other law enforcement agencies during the Presidential Inauguration. According to a Tweet, MCPD has participated in the historic event for several administrations. The officers will work with D.C. Police, U.S. Capitol Police, and other law enforcement agencies to ensure a safe 59th inauguration […]

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January 15, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Considers Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Senior Communities

Montgomery County health leaders are considering making some COVID-19 vaccination clinics mobile in an effort to accommodate senior citizen communities. The county is currently in Phase 1A of vaccine distribution, and people who are 75-years-old and up will be included in Group 1B. Residents that are 65-years old and up are included in Phase 1C. […]

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January 14, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘We Don’t Have Any Unused Vaccines Lying Around’

Montgomery County has received 19,800 doses of the Moderna vaccine – and administered 14,952 of those as of Thursday. Local health officials say all of the allotted doses are expected to be administered by Friday, Jan. 15. The county is currently in Phase 1A for vaccine distribution, consisting of frontline health care workers, staff and […]

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January 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Hopeful Vaccines Will Instill Confidence for Students’ and Teachers’ Return to School

Montgomery County Public Schools delayed the return to in-person instruction until March 15, 2021 because specific health metrics have not been met. MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith held a virtual media briefing on Wednesday to discuss the plan for students’ return to in-person learning. School district officials shared their COVID-19 vaccination plan. People under the age of […]

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January 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Board of Education Seeks More Community Input on School Resource Officer Program

The Montgomery County Board of Education voted unanimously for MCPS officials to go back into the community to seek additional input regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. During a virtual board meeting on Tuesday, members discussed options including: keeping the existing SRO Program, getting rid of it, or modifying it. Some members have expressed […]

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