Today is Monday, May 17, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County:
1.Tax Day: Today is the deadline to file for 2020 federal income tax returns. In April, the IRS pushed back the date for individual returns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, giving most taxpayers an extra month to file.
The pandemic has yet again thrown tax season into flux! Here are the most important dates to help you keep it all straight! pic.twitter.com/ZGViP2VdCG
— Comptroller of Maryland #ShopMD (@MDComptroller) April 19, 2021
2. County Reopening Plans: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced that the county will move into Phase 3 of reopening on May 28 now that more than 50% of residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. See the tweet below for more details.
It's official! More than 50% of @MontgomeryCoMD residents have been fully vaccinated against #COVID19. Two weeks from today, on May 28, we will move to Phase 3 of reopening, and that will align us with the State's status. pic.twitter.com/bunp4pIvT4
— County Exec Marc Elrich (@MontCoExec) May 14, 2021
3. COVID-19 Vaccine: Montgomery County clinics are now vaccinating Marylanders age 12 and older. Click here to schedule an appointment.
💉 More than 2,700 adolescents received their first dose of the Pfizer #COVID19 vaccine at @MoCoDHHS clinics around Montgomery County yesterday. There are vax clinics scheduled today & tomorrow.
Visit the County’s website for details: https://t.co/kv61qzHfLQ. #GoVaxMontgomery pic.twitter.com/AuEX3JIKBF
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) May 14, 2021
4. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at seven testing sites today. Health officials continue to stress the importance of testing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
🧪 There are free #COVID19 testing clinics scheduled around the County today and this week. For hours and locations, check out the County's testing web page: https://t.co/mbB4W4jVoM. #GetTested pic.twitter.com/X0O8W3yiU6
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) May 12, 2021
5. Rent Relief: The COVID-19 Rent Relief Program provides short-term rental assistance to eligible households who have experienced lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused them to fall behind on rent. Click here to submit an application.
💲 @MoCoDHHS is processing more than 4,500 applications for its #COVID19 Rent Relief Program. The first checks are expected to go out in about a week. Learn more about this program and apply: https://t.co/Jig2jfevB8.@311MC311 pic.twitter.com/bD9ewZBQjt
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) May 13, 2021
And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.