Five Things to Know for March 17 in Montgomery County

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s Tuesday, March 17 and today we are celebrating but in a socially distant fashion. Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County.

1. Bars, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Gyms Closed: On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced executive action to close all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms in the state of Maryland to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, Hogan said, “Essential services such as grocery stores, food delivery, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, and other essential services” are still open.

2. Silver Spring Restaurants Offering Free Meals to Seniors: Source of the Spring reports that El Sapo Cuban Social Club and Urban Butcher in Silver Spring are providing free meals to senior citizens.

3. Corned Beef King in Olney: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Olney by getting take-out foot from the Corned Beef King food truck. The food truck will be located behind Fletchers, near the One Life Fitness parking lot on Georgia Avenue.

4. Get Moving: Gyms are closed because of the coronavirus, but Montgomery County has nearly 100 miles of bike lanes. Put on your helmet and here’s an opportunity to get your workout in.

5. Did You Know?:  Practicing social distancing is an opportunity to go through old papers and did you know that Montgomery County accepts shredded paper as a recyclable?

And one more thing… Here’s a reminder on why social distancing is so important as we try to limit the spread of COVID-19:

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