Council Gets COVID-19 Update, Discusses Reopening Non-Public Schools and Alcohol Sales Extension

Montgomery County councilmembers received the weekly COVID-19 update from Dr. Earl Stoddard and Dr. Travis Gayles on Tuesday during a virtual meeting.

Key topics of discussion included:

  • Plans to enhance ventilation at certain facilities to help with indoor airflow as we enter winter months
  • Consideration of alcohol sales extension to midnight instead of 10:00 p.m. under new safety guidelines. Executive Order No. 117-20 would allow certain food service establishments to apply for a Late- Night Alcohol Sales Program permit.
  • Non-public schools reopening update. Dr. Gayles says that nine non-public schools reported COVID-like cases among some students, staff, and teachers that turned out to be negative since last Thursday. Ten other schools had some positive COVID-19 cases, which included students, staff, and or teachers. Of those, two of them are being investigated as outbreak status.
  • Increased demand for more food resources
  • Upcoming meeting with the theater/movie industry to address concerns and explore reopening guideline options.
  • COVID-19 testing efforts.
  • Development of a possible COVID-19 vaccination strategy

MyMCMedia tuned into the council meeting; here are some highlights:

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