Articles by Jordan Lindsay

July 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 2 in Montgomery County

It is Thursday, July 2, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Virtual Yoga: All ages and levels are welcome to join Olney Library’s talented yoga instructor Amy to explore the benefits of movement, breathing, and meditation. This will take place on Zoom from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Click here for more details. 2. Early Child […]

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June 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Playgrounds Re-Open With New Safety Guidelines

Montgomery County Parks officials are asking residents to be patient as the department gradually reopens playgrounds across the county. They are urging park users to use precautions, such as face masks and social distancing to stay safe. The reopenings began on Monday, and Montgomery County Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson says it will take about […]

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June 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Facebook - Phase 2

What Phase 2 Re-Opening Means for Weddings, Religious Services, and Funerals

Restrictions have gradually been lifted during Phase 2 re-opening in Montgomery County. So what does this mean for weddings, religious services, and funerals? According to the Montgomery County government website, religious facilities may open to the general public for indoor and outdoor services while following general operating requirements, including practicing social distancing and wearing masks. Executive Order […]

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June 29, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Health Officials Continue to Stress Importance of Face Coverings

The county has entered Phase 2 re-opening and local health officials are reminding residents about the importance of wearing face coverings. According to the CDC, a face covering is any paper or cloth (like a bandana or scarf) that is well-secured and covers your nose and mouth.  Montgomery County released a Health Directive that emphasizes where face coverings […]

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June 29, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery Parks Begins Gradually Re-Opening Playgrounds Across the County

Montgomery Parks began gradually re-opening playgrounds and other park amenities on Monday. The process of re-opening the county’s 276 playgrounds is expected to take up to two weeks . With the county now in Phase 2 of its reopening plan, Montgomery Parks is also re-opening indoor facilities, including tennis centers and the Wheaton Sports Pavilion. […]

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June 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich Stresses Importance of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich recently shared methods and strategies aimed towards decreasing COVID-19 case numbers more. During a virtual media briefing on Wednesday, he mentioned the importance of contact tracing- a technique used to identify and provide support to people who have tested positive, or may have been exposed to the coronavirus.  Elrich says […]

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June 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Storm Sweeps Across the County Leaving Downed Trees, Power Outages

A storm swept across Montgomery County on Thursday evening, knocking down trees and power lines, causing some outages. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Spokesperson Pete Piringer says several homes were damaged in the Bethesda Battery Park neighborhood near Old Georgetown Road, including two houses on the 7800 block of Marion Lane. Although there were […]

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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Residents Reminded That All Fireworks Are Illegal in Montgomery County

As fourth of July approaches, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service officials are reminding residents that all fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in the county. MCFRS Spokesperson Pete Piringer says, usually, residents would be encouraged to attend public displays. However, they’ve all been recently canceled in Montgomery County this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Featured - Phase 2

New County Task Force Answers Reopening Questions, Concerns

The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management has established a new Q&A task force team to respond to the questions and concerns of residents about the Phase 2 re-openings. Montgomery County Emergency Management Director, Dr. Earl Stoddard, says since the recent launch, the Q&A task force team has responded to a variety of about 80 questions. Most of […]

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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 25 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, June 25, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.MCPS Recovery Plan Survey: Montgomery County Public Schools would like community input regarding the education recovery plan for the fall. Click here for more details. Parents and guardians: MCPS has launched a survey designed to gather community input around key […]

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