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 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘Complete Nonsense’: Hogan Responds to Audit Faulting Purchase of Test Kits From South Korean Company

After an audit found that 500,000 COVID-19 test kits that the state bought from the South Korean company LabGenomics were not purchased in accordance with state regulations, Gov. Larry Hogan scoffed at the report. “It was complete nonsense. I’m still very happy with the tremendous success of acquiring these test kits. It was probably one […]

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April 8, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest County and State COVID-19 Numbers

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 8 Montgomery County health officials reported Thursday that 21.5% 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, 37.9% of the county residents have received their […]

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April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan, Elrich Emphasize Unity at Germantown Mass Vaccination Site

Gov. Larry Hogan and County Executive Marc Elrich were united after touring the mass vaccination site at Montgomery College in Germantown on Wednesday. The site in Germantown has been open since March 31, but it has been operating using only COVID-19 vaccines allocated to the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Starting Thursday, […]

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April 7, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers Including Montgomery County Schools

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 7 The Maryland Department of Health reported 130 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 67,505. Montgomery County recorded no new coronavirus-related fatalities Wednesday, so the death toll remains at 1,438, the highest in the state. As of April 6, there are 112 […]

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April 7, 2021 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Celebrates National Public Health Week

Montgomery County is recognizing and honoring local health care heroes during National Public Health Week (NPHW). From April 5 – 11, the county is commemorating NPHW with a series of social media posts based on this year’s theme, Building Bridges to Better Health. The County Council presented a proclamation recognizing NPHW on Tuesday. Vice Pres. […]

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April 7, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles and Hogan Disagree on Main Cause of Increased COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations

Montgomery County Council sat as the Board of Health to get COVID-19 updates from local health officials on Tuesday. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says although test positivity rates have slightly increased, the number of people getting tested for the virus has decreased. “We speculate that there may be hidden droves of asymptomatic individuals […]

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April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan, Elrich to Tour Germantown Mass Vaccination Site Wednesday

Gov. Larry Hogan is visiting the mass vaccination site at the Montgomery College campus in Germantown Wednesday afternoon. Hogan will be joined by County Executive Marc Elrich, U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md. 6), Maryland Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader,  Maryland National Guard Brig. Gen. Janeen Birckhead, County Council President Tom Hucker and more. I am […]

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April 6, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Más del 20% de los Residentes del Condado están Completamente Vacunados

Estadísticas de COVID-19 en el condado de Montgomery El Departamento de Salud de Maryland informó de 72 nuevos casos de COVID-19 en el condado de Montgomery, el martes por la mañana. El recuento acumulativo de casos del condado es 67,375. Hasta el 5 de abril, el condado informó que 109 personas fueron hospitalizadas con COVID-19. […]

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April 6, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Concejo Propone Duplicar el Impuesto a los Cigarrillos Electrónicos

El presidente del concejo del condado de Montgomery, Tom Hucker, propuso el martes duplicar la tasa de impuestos especiales del condado sobre el precio al por mayor de los productos de cigarrillos electrónicos, del actual 30% al 60%. Se llevará a cabo una audiencia pública sobre este aumento el 27 de abril a la 1:30 […]

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April 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Proposes Doubling Tax on E-Cigarettes

Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker Tuesday proposed doubling the county’s excise tax rate on the wholesale price of electronic cigarette products from the current 30% to 60%. A public hearing on the increase will be held April 27 at 1:30 p.m. If approved, the higher rate would go into effect on July 1. Hucker […]

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