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

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 6, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. COVID-19 Testing: Montgomery County is holding two free testing clinics today. From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., testing is available at the White Oak Community Recreation Center and in Germantown at the parking garage behind the Regal Cinemas. More information is available here.

2. Rent Assistance: The county’s COVID-19 Rent Relief Program is providing short-term rental assistance to eligible households in need, and it’s not too late to apply. The program will grant up to $4,000 to each household to help cover the cost for back rent or rent credit for future months.

3. Bike Match Program: BikeMatchMoCo is connecting people in Montgomery County who have a bike to donate with people who need one. Although the program has received 50 donations, there are many residents still in need of a bike for essential travel. Click here to learn more.

4. Halloween Safety Recommendations: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services officials are providing safety guidance about how to celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more details about recommendations.

5. Social Security and Medicare Seminar: A free seminar for people thinking about retirement will be held virtually today from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Although the session is geared toward women, it is open to everyone. Click here to register and for more information.

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

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