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March 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County’s Coronavirus Website Now Offers Insights Into MoCo Coronavirus Cases, Deaths

Montgomery County’s coronavirus website is now offering more details about confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in the area. The “County Cases by the Numbers” provide age and gender data for the county’s coronavirus cases and deaths. This section of the website will be updated Tuesdays and Fridays. “What the data shows is that the largest […]

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March 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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MCPD Coax Man Down from Building Ledge

Montgomery County Police coaxed a man down from a building ledge in downtown Silver Spring, Saturday, thereby preventing a possible tragedy. The Montgomery County Emergency Communications Center received a call around midnight on March 28 from a county garage security employee stating that a man was sitting on a ledge of the seventh floor of […]

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March 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPD ‘Will Not Randomly Stop Community Members’ Under ‘Stay at Home’ Order

Montgomery County Police Department issued a statement in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s “Stay at Home” order enacted in Maryland Monday. Under Hogan’s order, Marylanders who leave their homes for nonessential reasons and congregate in large groups can receive jail time or a fine of up to $5,000 for not adhering to the state’s efforts […]

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March 31, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

No One in Montgomery County Knew About ‘Stay at Home’ Order, Says Stoddard

Although communication with the state has improved, no one in Montgomery County received any warning before Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order Monday, said Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl Stoddard as far as he knows at county council meeting Tuesday. He said he’s not sure why they didn’t get a […]

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March 31, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Coronavirus Cases at 388, State Cases at 1,660

Each morning, the Maryland Department of Health releases the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state. The number of Montgomery County coronavirus cases increased to 388, according to the health departments statistics released Tuesday morning. The cases in the County continue to climb as there were 255 cases on Saturday, which increased to 301 […]

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March 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Rio and Downtown Crown Restaurants Open for Take Out, Pick Up, and Delivery During Coronavirus Shutdown

Many restaurants have modified their hours and services in response to Gov. Hogan’s ban on dine-in service at all Maryland restaurants and bars. One resource to determine the status of restaurants in the Rio and Downtown Crown areas is the new MoCo Eats To-Go Guide by Visit Montgomery which may be found here. The Gaithersburg-Germantown […]

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March 30, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Workers from Grocery Delivery Service Strike Over Lack of ‘Essential Protections’

Instacart workers across the country including Montgomery County have gone on strike due to Instacart’s lack of protective measures for workers, according to a press release from the Gig Workers Collective, a union helping to run the strike with Instacart employees. Instacart is a grocery delivery service similar to Uber Eats or DoorDash. Users can […]

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March 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Gets 220 Gallons of Sanitizer from Frederick Distillery

A distillery in downtown Frederick is giving 220 gallons of hand sanitizer at cost to Montgomery County’s First Responders as well as some non-profits and small businesses. Last week, McClintock Distilling Company gave the county 50 gallons of high proof alcohol that was converted into hand sanitizer by another company, said Braeden Bumpers, one of […]

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March 30, 2020 | Grace Mottley

MCPD Investigates Gunfire in Montgomery Village

Montgomery County Police are investigating shots that were fired in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Montgomery Village on March 27, according to a press release from MCPD.  No victims were struck by gunfire and no property damage was found, but officers are looking for information regarding the identities of those who fired […]

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March 30, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Issues ‘Stay at Home’ Order For Marylanders

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday, that starting at 8 p.m., all Marylanders will be ordered to stay at home. All Marylanders will receive an alert on their cell phones with instructions about this executive order. Only essential businesses can stay open, Hogan says. These businesses need to cut down staff, limit interaction with customers, and […]

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