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 remote testimonies through the county council website
  • Beginning on April 16, residents will be able to call in on public hearings
  • Key initiatives include the Public Health Emergency Grant Program
  • An update on personal protective equipment for the County’s first responders and essential employees
  • The county continues to work in partnership with state and local hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program COVID-19 test site opened in the White Oak area. It is by appointment only.
  • An update on how multi-immigrant communities are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources that are being made available
  • Brief comments on how students are transitioning into virtual learning now that school buildings are closed
  • An update on what’s being done to help the homeless population during this health crisis
  • A broader FY21 Operating Budget overview will be discussed during the April 16 hearing

Another COVID-19 update from Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gales, and Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl Stoddard is expected to take place next week.

Watch the entire virtual council session below: 





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