COVID-19 Precautions Still Important During Heat Emergency, Stoddard Says

A Heat Emergency Alert remains in effect in Montgomery County until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The alert means that the heat index is predicted to be at least 105 degrees. Residents still need to follow COVID-19 precautions, like wearing a face covering, even in high heat, said Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in December with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. Maryam loves visual media and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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