Government

April 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Meets Virtually to Discuss COVID-19 Related Issues

Montgomery County Councilmembers met Tuesday afternoon virtually. The COVID-19 health crisis not surprisingly dominated the meeting. Some specific topics of discussion included: An update on council operations. Although the Council Office Building is closed, officials continue to find ways to engage with the public during this health crisis There’s a new way people can submit […]

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April 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland to Provide Racial Breakdowns for Coronavirus Data

Hogan’s Latest Coronavirus Action: Racial Data, Baltimore-Washington Corridor Deemed COVID-19 Hotspot, Strike Teams for Nursing Homes Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference in Baltimore Tuesday that he’s directed Maryland Department of Health’s Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities to start offering racial and ethnic breakdowns for all of the state’s coronavirus cases. […]

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April 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich and Gayles Speak at New COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site

A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opened in White Oak on Tuesday. At the vehicle emissions center on Industrial Parkway in Silver Spring, the site is open to all Maryland residents who have an appointment. To get an appointment, residents must first see a healthcare provider. If the provider decides the patient should be tested, they […]

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April 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

WSSC Water Urges Residents to Stop Flushing Wipes Down the Toilet

Officials with WSSC Water say they’ve seen a significant increase in wipes found in the pipes compared to this time last year. And they are urging residents to stop flushing the wipes down the toilet and instead dispose them with other garbage. Within the past month since the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting this area, there’s […]

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April 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hucker Conduce Reunión Virtual con Expertos sobre COVID-19

James Bridgers, Oficial Adjunto de Salud del Condado de Montgomery, espera que el coronavirus alcance su punto máximo en el área, entre del 29 de abril y principios de mayo, dijo Bridgers el lunes por la noche durante una reunión virtual conducida por el vicepresidente del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Tom Hucker. Sin embargo, […]

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April 7, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery County Virtual Town Hall Covers All Things COVID-19

James Bridgers, Montgomery County Deputy Health Officer, expects this area’s novel coronavirus to peak around April 29 to early May, he said at Monday night’s virtual town hall conducted by Montgomery County Council Vice President Tom Hucker. However, Bridgers added that the date when the virus will peak and then begin slowing could change. As […]

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April 7, 2020 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: Montgomery County Deaths Now 21, County Cases 871, State Cases 4,371

The Maryland Department of Health releases the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths each morning. The number of Montgomery County COVID-19 cases are now 871, according to the statistics released Tuesday morning by the health department. The cases in Montgomery County increased by 78 from 793 Monday. The number of COVID-19 deaths in the […]

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April 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site to Open in White Oak This Week

Montgomery County has added another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site. This one is located in White Oak. Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) testing sites are starting to pop-up throughout Maryland in response to the coronavirus health emergency. The Maryland Department of Health, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland National Guard, Maryland State Police, local […]

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April 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Corrections Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An employee at Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from Montgomery County Government. The employee last worked at Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Boyds on March 26. Staff who had been in close contact with the employee have been notified and are quarantined, […]

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April 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Offers Mental Health Guidance During Pandemic

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offered guidance on supporting your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The county said in a statement that it’s okay to be anxious, and it’s important that people try to find ways to take care of their mental health. Focus on the facts and efforts […]

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