Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 6, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 6 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Weekly COVID-19 Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and on Facebook and County Cable Montgomery.

2. Takoma Park Police Animal Shelter Drive: Takoma Park Police will be accepting sheets, towels, and bath rugs for Montgomery County Animal Shelters until Jan. 29. Police ask residents not to donate items with zippers or snaps, fabrics with rips or frayed edges or fitted sheets. Click here for more information.

3. COVID-19 Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout the county at six testing sites today. The schedule of clinics may be found here.

4. Montgomery College Decision-Makers Series: County Councilmember Nancy Navarro and Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard will discuss early care and education at 3:30 p.m. as part of the college’s Decision-Makers Series. The discussion will stream on YouTube.

5. Senior Planet Montgomery: Senior Planet Montgomery continues to offer free Zoom classes to senior residents. Today’s classes include “Mobile Health Apps” and “Balance/Strength.”

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

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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 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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