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April 15, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Swimming Pools Can Now Operate at 50% Capacity

Montgomery County has relaxed its COVID-19-related swimming restrictions. As of April 14, pools can be operated at 50% capacity. Also, as of April 1, two swimmers have been allowed in each lane. The number of swimmers permitted is determined by the size of the facility. Half of total occupancy is permitted, and Councilmember Hans Riemer […]

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April 14, 2021 | Michelle Queen

City of Rockville’s Parks, Civic Center and Nature Center to Gradually Reopen

The City of Rockville will gradually reopen some of its facilities during April in accordance with revised county and state COVID-19 health regulations. Residents will be able to hold small gatherings again at city facilities including parks and the Glenview Mansion and social hall. Also, rehearsal or recording sessions at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre […]

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April 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Lt. Gov. Rutherford Will Not Run for Governor in 2022

Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford (R) will not run for governor in 2022, he announced Wednesday. “This was a decision that I made with my family’s best interest in mind,” Rutherford said in a statement. “I greatly enjoyed my time as Lieutenant Governor over the last six years and I am looking forward to what […]

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April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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April 14, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Takoma Park Junction Redevelopment Project Review on Hold

The Takoma Park Junction Redevelopment Project review was put on hold after the city received a letter from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) regarding design concerns. The letter, first dated April 6 and changed to April 13, voices concerns with the project’s design of a layby on Carroll Avenue, which […]

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April 14, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers Including Montgomery County Schools

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 14 The Maryland Department of Health reported 117 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 68,377. Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, so the death toll remains at 1,447 which is the highest in the state. As of April 12, there […]

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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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April 13, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Suspenden uso de la Vacuna Johnson & Johnson Debido a Seis Casos de Coágulos de Sangre

El uso de la vacuna Covid-19 de Johnson & Johnson se ha detenido “por precaución” mientras se estudian seis incidentes de coágulos sanguíneos raros y graves, y se alerta a los profesionales médicos sobre qué buscar y cómo tratar a cualquiera que los experimente, dijo la Dra. Janet Woodcock, administradora interina de la Comisión de […]

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April 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Paused Due to Six Blood Clot Cases

Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been paused “out of an abundance of caution” while six incidents of rare and severe blood clots are studied, and medical professionals are alerted to what to look for and how to treat anyone experiencing these conditions, Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting U.S. Food and Drug Commission […]

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April 13, 2021 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Numbers: a Quarter of County Residents are Fully Vaccinated

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 13 The Maryland Department of Health reported 116 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Tuesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 68,260. As of April 12, the county reported that 108 people were hospitalized with COVID-19. Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Tuesday, so the death toll in […]

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