Elrich Heckled While Announcing County’s Phase 1 Reopening on June 1

Amid a swarm of hecklers, County Executive Marc Elrich announced Phase 1 of Montgomery County’s COVID-19 reopening plan will start 6 a.m. Monday.

Elrich said the following will remain closed until further notice: swimming pools, senior centers, fitness centers, movie theaters, shopping malls, and nail salons.

Starting Monday, the following businesses and activities can operated under modified guidelines:

  • Retail can open for curbside only.
  • Restaurants and bars can open and have outdoor seating available, in addition to curbside pickup.
  • In terms of childcare, state-approved emergency programs will be open for dependents of essential employees as well as employees from the Phase 1 reopening plan.
  • Personal services like hair salons and barber shops are open for appointments only.
  • Car washes can open only for exterior cleaning.
  • Manufacturing businesses can fully reopen, but with guidance and precautions.
  • Outdoor day camps can open, adhering to Maryland Department of Health guidelines.
  • Outdoor youth sports can open, adhering to Maryland Department of Health guidelines.

Elrich was frequently interrupted by protestors who were shouting obscenities. Here’s a look at the full press conference:

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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