Public Safety

April 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albert Einstein Student Displayed Weapon During Online Class

An Albert Einstein High School student was investigated by police for displaying a weapon during an online class on April 3. The incident was confirmed by Einstein Principal Christine Handy who said in an email to the school community that the student was immediately reported to Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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April 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Meets Virtually to Discuss COVID-19 Related Issues

Montgomery County Councilmembers met Tuesday afternoon virtually. The COVID-19 health crisis not surprisingly dominated the meeting. Some specific topics of discussion included: An update on council operations. Although the Council Office Building is closed, officials continue to find ways to engage with the public during this health crisis There’s a new way people can submit […]

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April 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich and Gayles Speak at New COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Site

A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site opened in White Oak on Tuesday. At the vehicle emissions center on Industrial Parkway in Silver Spring, the site is open to all Maryland residents who have an appointment. To get an appointment, residents must first see a healthcare provider. If the provider decides the patient should be tested, they […]

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April 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

WSSC Water Urges Residents to Stop Flushing Wipes Down the Toilet

Officials with WSSC Water say they’ve seen a significant increase in wipes found in the pipes compared to this time last year. And they are urging residents to stop flushing the wipes down the toilet and instead dispose them with other garbage. Within the past month since the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting this area, there’s […]

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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

Calls to Police Way Down But Crime Remains Constant

During the past month when many people were rarely venturing away from home, calls to the Montgomery County Police Department have dropped considerably while the amount of crime has stayed constant. However, the kinds of crimes that are on the rise are different from last year, noted Capt. Thomas Jordan, MCPD spokesperson. Because vehicle traffic […]

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April 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Supermercados Giant Anuncian Cambios Durante Pandemia

La cadena de supermercados Giant Food ha realizado una serie de cambios en las operaciones de su tienda para ayudar a proteger a sus clientes y al personal durante la pandemia de coronavirus, anunció el presidente interino Ira Kress, en un correo electrónico enviado el 7 de abril a los clientes. La tienda limitará el […]

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April 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Meal Distribution Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

Two Montgomery County Public School employees working at the Glen Haven Elementary School meal distribution site have tested positive for coronavirus, MCPS announced in a letter Monday. The employees were food and nutrition service staff members. The last day they worked at the site was March 26, and they were not symptomatic at the time, […]

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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 | 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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