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May 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

17 Maryland CVS Stores to Offer Coronavirus Testing Starting Friday

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that CVS drugstores will offer drive-thru testing for COVID-19 starting Friday. CVS will open 17 locations in Maryland, including three in Montgomery County, according to a news release from the Governor’s office. Earlier this week, Gov. Hogan authorized pharmacies to order and administer COVID-19 tests to support Maryland’s long-term testing […]

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May 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Foro Virtual en Español con Elrich Sobre Información y Recursos Durante la Pandemia

El viernes 22 de mayo a las 7:00 pm, el Ejecutivo del Condado de Montgomery Marc Elrich, acompañado por expertos panelistas, sostendrá un foro virtual en español a través de Facebook para conectarse con la comunidad hispana del condado y responder a las preguntas relacionadas con COVID-19. Los temas a tratar serán: Manteniendo su Salud […]

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May 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Dr. Gayles’ Memorial Day Message: ‘This Will Not Be Your Typical Unofficial Start of Summer Weekend’

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, residents are being urged to continue practicing guidelines put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says this goes for all county residents – including high school seniors anticipating the “beach week” tradition. “While all of us want to go to the […]

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May 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery COVID-19 Cases Pass 9,200; State Cases More Than 43,000

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Thursday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 9,260 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 208 cases from the 9,052 reported Wednesday. According to the health department, 491 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of 17 deaths since Wednesday. The number of […]

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May 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich: Montgomery Puede Comenzar a Reabrir en las Próximas Dos Semanas

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, dijo que el condado podría comenzar a reabrir en las próximas dos semanas. La reapertura será gradual y dependerá de métricas como los nuevos casos de COVID-19 y las tasas y capacidad de hospitalización. La disponibilidad de camas en las unidad de cuidados intensivos (UCI) es crítica, […]

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May 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: Montgomery County May Begin Reopening Within Next Two Weeks

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said the county may be able to begin reopening within the next week or two.  The reopening will be gradual and will depend on metrics like new COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates and capacity. ICU bed availability is critical, Elrich said at a virtual media briefing Wednesday. On Tuesday, 19 […]

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May 20, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Visitas a Emergencias Disminuyen, Continúa Alto el Número de Hospitalizaciones

Las visitas a la sala de emergencias han disminuido en el condado de Montgomery, pero el número de hospitalizaciones sigue siendo alarmantemente alto. Funcionarios de Servicios de Emergencia dicen que este es el caso, no solo aquí en el condado, sino en todo el estado de Maryland. Los hospitales locales aumentaron el número de camas […]

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May 20, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Emergency Room Visits Are Down, Number of Hospitalizations Still Above Normal

Visits to the emergency room have decreased in Montgomery County but the numbers for hospitalizations remain alarmingly high. Emergency Services officials say this is the case not only here in the county but throughout the state of Maryland. Local hospitals increased the number of intensive care unit beds to meet the need during the COVID-19 […]

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May 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery COVID-19 Cases Increase by 102; Maryland Cases Increase by 777, Updated Nursing Home Numbers Released

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Wednesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 9,052 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 102 cases from the 8,950 reported Tuesday. According to the health department, 474 county residents have died form COVID-19. This is an increase of nine deaths since Tuesday. The number of […]

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May 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Update: Applicants Wanted for Rockville’s Charter Review Commission

Update: The deadline to apply to serve on Rockville’s Charter Review Commission is extended to July 8 by 5 p.m. Original: Rockville’s Mayor and Council are seeking applicants for the Charter Review Commission. The commission will review specific provisions of the charter as directed by the Mayor and Council. The city was incorporated in 1860 […]

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