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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Hogan Announces First Coronavirus Death in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan announced the first coronavirus-related death in Maryland on social media Wednesday evening. The patient was a Prince George’s County resident in his sixties “who suffered from an underlying medical...

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Salmonella Infections Linked to Moby Dick House of Kabob Hummus

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) released a statement Thursday warning people not to eat hummus from Moby Dick House of Kabob because it has been linked to salmonella infections in the state. Since Sept. 10, MDH reports...

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New Vaping Laws Aim to Protect Teens

Kellen Leeson, 21, recalls how the proximity of certain stores made buying tobacco products easy when he was a high school student. New laws, introduced today by Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Craig Rice, are designed to...

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High School Athletes Not Immune to Ill Effects of Vaping

Vaping has quickly become an epidemic according to the Centers for Disease Control. Montgomery County has certainly not been immune to this nationwide trend. Dr. Philip Corcoran, who works out of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda,...

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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 | Suzanne Pollak

No MCPS Free Meals Will Be Distributed From April 9-13

Montgomery County Public Schools will not be distributing free meals from April 9 through April 13, due to Spring Break. On Wednesday, there will be free breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for all county children. On that day, families can get an additional meal bag for use on Thursday. The extra meal bag will include […]

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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 | Andrea Sarralde

Dos Miembros de MCPS que Reparten Alimentos Dieron Positivo al COVID-19

A través de un comunicado el 6 de abril, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) anunciaron sobre el contagio de COVID-19 de dos miembros del personal de servicios de alimentación y nutrición de MCPS, que trabajan en el sitio de distribución de comidas de la Escuela Primaria Glen Haven. Autoridades de MCPS dicen, […]

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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 | 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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April 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Cardin and Van Hollen: Maryland Does Not Have Enough COVID-19 Supplies

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin expressed frustration over the lack of testing kits, personal protective equipment and ventilators being sent to Maryland. “Today, Maryland does not have adequate supplies,” Cardin said Monday afternoon in a joint telephone call. “We have been extremely frustrated with the lack of essential supplies, and we have […]

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April 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Boys & Girls Clubs Offers Free Childcare For Essential Workers

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) is providing free child care for essential workers at two locations in Montgomery County, Germantown and Silver Spring. Both offer an approved child care program for essential personnel by the Maryland Department of Education during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The two locations are: Boys & […]

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