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August 7, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Wheaton Train and Carousel, Cabin John Train Close Following Updated Executive Order

An updated county executive order has ordered the closure of the Wheaton Train and Carousel and Cabin John Train. “We are hoping we can open up in the fall but for now they are closed until further notice,” said Montgomery Parks Spokesperson Melissa Chotiner. Wheaton Train and Carousel and Cabin John Train are temporarily closed […]

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August 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich: ‘Datos sobre Niños y Transmisión están Empeorando, no Mejorando’

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, en su conferencia de prensa virtual semanal del miércoles, dijo que los datos muestran que los niños pueden portar cargas virales más altas y pueden ser transmisores de la enfermedad, más de lo que la mayoría de la gente supone. “Los datos sobre los niños y la […]

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August 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, County Back Down Over Virtual-Only Order for Private Schools

After a week-long back and forth over private schools, Montgomery County has backed down.  On Friday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles rescinded his order to keep private schools virtual until at least Oct. 1. The announcement comes after the state health department said on Thursday that it is policy that private schools can’t be […]

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August 7, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

County’s New Daily COVID-19 Cases Nearly Double Since Thursday

After seeing its number of new daily COVID-19 cases decline for six consecutive days, Montgomery County logged 107 new infections Friday. That’s almost double the number of new cases reported Thursday, according to Maryland Health Department data. Since the first case was recorded in March, 18,139 county residents have contracted the virus.  The county […]

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August 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich ‘Data on Children and Transmission is Actually Getting Worse, Not Better’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich – in his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday – said that data shows that children can carry higher viral loads, and can be more effective transmitters of the disease than most people assume.  “The data on children and transmission is actually getting worse, not better… it’s not just a […]

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August 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Requisitos de Asistencia en el Nuevo Borrador del Plan Educativo de MCPS

En un nuevo plan potencial presentado en una reunión de la Junta Escolar del condado, el jueves, los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) tendrían tres opciones para cumplir virtualmente su requisito de asistencia: Los estudiantes pueden asistir a una clase en la plataforma Zoom en vivo Completar un registro de […]

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August 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

In New Draft Plan, MCPS Students Would Have Three Ways to Get Attendance Credit

In a new potential plan presented at a school board meeting Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students would have three options to virtually fulfill their attendance requirement.  Students can attend a live Zoom class, fill out an attendance check-in on myMCPS Classroom during a live or recorded class, or join an online discussion on […]

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August 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Who Elected You?’: Parents Protest Gayles’ Order for Private Schools to Stay Virtual

Montgomery County residents rallied against the ordered closure of private schools by County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles at a protest Wednesday. It was organized by the “Open Montgomery County, MD Private Schools” Facebook group. Parents say their private schools are taking reopening seriously and are following CDC and state guidelines. During the protest, Gayles […]

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August 6, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Along Dangerous Bethesda Roadway, Safety Improvement Project Begins

Work has begun on the long anticipated roadway improvement project along River Road in Bethesda. The $1.9 million project, which aims to improve safety between Braeburn Parkway and Pyle Road, is expected to be completed by spring 2021. For years, residents and councilmembers alike have voiced concerns about the deadly intersection, which in 2016 was […]

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August 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Private School Parent: ‘I’m Disheartened That Our Children Are Being Used in This Tug of War’

On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new order that stripped local jurisdictions of their authority to prohibit local schools and school systems from reopening with in-person instruction. On Wednesday, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles doubled down on the county’s directive ordering nonpublic schools in Montgomery County to remain closed for in-person instruction until at least […]

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