Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 15, in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 15. It is the sixth night of Hanukkah, Christmas is 10 days away, and we might be getting snow tomorrow.

In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Council Voting on COVID-19 Restrictions: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 1 p.m. and is scheduled to vote on County Executive Marc Elrich’s new coronavirus restrictions executive order, which would prohibit indoor dining. Here’s a full look at the meeting’s agenda. The meeting will be televised on County Cable Montgomery Channels Comcast HD 996 and SD6, RCN HD 1056 and SD 6, and Verizon 30. Additionally, it will be live-streamed on the council’s Facebook and Youtube channels.

Elrich Moves to Suspend Indoor Dining; Order Requires Council Approval

2. School Board Meets; Superintendent Briefs Media: The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education is voting on the framework for bringing some students back for in-person learning on Jan. 12, 2021 if the county’s health metrics are met. According to the board’s agenda for the virtual meeting, a discussion on “Opening Schools in Recovery of Education” is scheduled to take place sometime after noon. Following the meeting, Superintendent Jack Smith will hold a virtual media briefing with members of the media to discuss MCPS’ return to in-person learning.

3. COVID-19 Testing: Free walk-in and drive-through COVID-19 testing are available throughout the county at 10 testing sites today located in Silver Spring, Germantown, Brookeville, Rockville, Chevy Chase, and Wheaton. The schedule of clinics may be found here.

4. MCPD Toy Drive: Montgomery County Police Department is partnering with BlackRock Center for the Arts for a holiday toy drive. They are accepting the following donations: toys (for infants to children up to 13 years old), gift cards (for 13 and older), Target and Walmart gift cards, and grocery store gift cards. Gift drive donations can be dropped off at drop boxes located at MCPD’s six district stations.

5. Roundtable Discussion on Elrich’s Climate Plan:  Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich released the Draft Climate Action Plan, which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2027 and 100% by 2035. The public is invited to participate in a roundtable virtual discussion with Elrich to discuss the plan at 6 p.m. Click here to register to attend.

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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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 or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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