Maryland Requiere Vacunas Actualizadas de los Estudiantes

Los estudiantes que asisten a las escuelas de Maryland deben tener registros de vacunación actualizados Las escuelas públicas del condado de Montgomery dan la bienvenida a los estudiantes con aprendizaje solo virtual el lunes...

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Maryland Requires Updated Immunizations for Fall Semester

Students attending Maryland schools must have up-to-date immunization records County public schools welcome back students with virtual-only learning on Monday, Aug. 31. Montgomery County health officials are reminding parents...

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MedStar Seeking Plasma Donations from Recovered Coronavirus Patients for Study

Since March, MedStar Health has been taking part in a yearlong plasma therapy research project, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. The therapy—which has been used in the past to treat MERS, SARS, H1N1–is intended to help patients...

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Silver Spring Man Gets Hero’s Send-Off After Long Battle with Coronavirus

On Monday, a 73 year-old Silver Spring man officially went home after a long battle with the coronavirus. The man had been staying at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney since March. MedStar has not released the...

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CDC Encourages Public to Use Cloth Face Coverings to Slow Spread of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends people cover their mouth and nose with a cloth when leaving their home, especially in areas where it may be difficult to practice social distancing. These include grocery...

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Hogan Announces Second Coronavirus Death as Cases Continue to Rise Dramatically

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the second coronavirus-related death in Maryland Friday evening. The patient was a Baltimore County resident in his sixties who suffered from underlying medical conditions. Hogan said in a statement:...

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April 16, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Working to Ensure Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

County leaders are working to make sure all communities have equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Local and national data shows that communities of color are among those who are at a higher risk during the pandemic. Data also shows that there’s been continuous progress in Montgomery County towards increasing access to lifesaving resources in […]

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April 16, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Pfizer Recommends Third Dose Six to 12 Months After Full Vaccination

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla believes it is  “likely” people may need a third vaccine dose administered between six and 12 months after a full vaccination. Bourla also cited the possibility of an annual coronavirus vaccine in a panel discussion with CNBC and CVS Health on April 1. “A likely scenario is that there will be […]

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April 16, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Latest Covid-19 Numbers: More Than 44% of County Residents Have Received First Dose

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 16 According to the Montgomery County Department of Health of Health, 26.9% of the county’s residents are fully vaccinated and 44.3% have received the first dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Preregistration, which is the first step to obtain a vaccine at county clinics, is currently open […]

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April 15, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Más del 25% de los Residentes del Condado están Completamente Vacunados

Estadísticas de COVID-19 para el condado de Montgomery del 15 de abril Los funcionarios de salud del condado de Montgomery informaron el jueves que el 25,6% de los residentes del condado están completamente vacunados, lo que significa que han recibido dos dosis de la vacuna Pfizer o Moderna o una dosis de la vacuna Johnson […]

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April 15, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest County and State COVID-19 Numbers

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 15 Montgomery County health officials reported Thursday that 25.6% of the county residents are fully vaccinated which means they have either received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine. Also, 42.7% of the county residents have received their […]

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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 | 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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