Public Safety

August 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County 7-Day Testing Positive Rate Lower Than Statewide Average

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 18,819 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.36% increase from the 18,752 cases reported Thursday. Since the first case in March, 769 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Thursday, according to the […]

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August 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Police Investigating Serious Pedestrian Hit and Run Collision in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County Police are investigating a serious pedestrian hit-and-run collision that happened on Tuesday in the Aspen Hill area. A preliminary investigation revealed that on August 11, around 10:00 a.m. 62-year-old Robert Lawrence of Silver Spring stopped his vehicle in the far right lane of westbound Bel Pre Road just prior to London Lane. Lawrence […]

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August 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Public Hearings Planned For Toll Management Lanes On 495 and 270

Two in-person and four virtual public hearings concerning the widening and managed lanes plans on I-495 and I-270 will be held over the new few weeks. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the State Highway Administration (SHA) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will jointly host the public […]

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August 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

COVID-19 Testing at All County-Sponsored Clinics Canceled Until Further Notice

COVID-19 testing at all county-sponsored clinics has been canceled until further notice, according to the Montgomery County government website. This announcement comes about 24-hours after the county temporarily shut down two COVID-19 testing sites due to concerns from the Maryland Department of Health regarding Rockville-based AdvaGenix’s testing and lab process. “We will resume testing as soon as possible…if […]

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August 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Montgomery Parks To Begin Annual Deer Reducing Program

Montgomery Parks announced the start of its annual deer reduction program at 54 parks throughout the county. More than 50 percent of the parks’ total land area is involved. The goal of the program, which runs from September until March 2021, is to reduce the deer population for public safety, protect natural resources and deal […]

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August 14, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Clasifican el Fútbol como Alto Riesgo, Montgomery Revisa Directrices

El condado de Montgomery todavía está considerando cómo abordar el fútbol durante la pandemia en curso. El ejecutivo del condado, Marc Elrich, emitió una orden ejecutiva la semana pasada modificando su orden de reapertura de la Fase 2. Según la directiva, los deportes de alto riesgo se limitan a los deportes y ejercicios sin contacto, […]

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August 13, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich: ‘El Condado Continúa Alentando a las Escuelas Privadas a que no Abran’

El condado de Montgomery continúa alentando fuertemente a las escuelas privadas a que no abran en medio de la pandemia de COVID-19, debido a preocupaciones de seguridad. Los líderes del condado dicen que deberían seguir el ejemplo de las escuelas públicas que tendrán un aprendizaje solo virtual en el otoño. Durante su conferencia de prensa […]

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August 13, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Believe Two Missing Teens May Be In Each Other’s Company

Montgomery County police are asking the public’s help in finding two missing teenagers they believe may be in the company of the other. Both teens are from Germantown and were last seen by their families Monday afternoon. Dyani Wilson, 16, of Kilmarnock Way, was last seen leaving her home by foot at 2:10 p.m. Monday. […]

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August 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘The County Continues to Encourage Non-Public Schools Not to Open’

The county continues to strongly encourage non-public schools to not open amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to safety concerns. Instead, county leaders say they should follow the lead of public schools which will have virtual-only learning in the fall. During his weekly virtual media briefing on Thursday, Elrich said the county is concerned about opening private schools […]

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August 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Classifying Soccer as High Risk, County Still Reviewing Guidelines

Montgomery County is still considering how to approach soccer during the ongoing pandemic.  County Executive Marc Elrich issued an executive order last week amending his Phase 2 reopening order. Under the directive, high-risk sports are limited to no-contact skills building and drills, while low and medium-risk sports can have games. The county references the Maryland […]

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