Montgomery County Virtual Town Hall Covers All Things COVID-19

James Bridgers, Montgomery County Deputy Health Officer, expects this area’s novel coronavirus to peak around April 29 to early May, he said at Monday night’s virtual town hall conducted by Montgomery County Council Vice President Tom Hucker.

However, Bridgers added that the date when the virus will peak and then begin slowing could change.

As of Monday morning, there were 793 confirmed cases.

Along with Bridgers, the 90-minute town hall featured 3rd District MCPD Commander Darren Francke, County Procurement Director Ash Shetty, MCPS Chief Technology Officer Pete Cevenini, MCPS Associate Superintendent Ruschelle Reuben, Acting President of the county council of PTA Cynthia Simonson, MCEA President Chris Lloyd and Montgomery County Board of Education student member Nathaniel Tinbite.

They each gave a quick update on their recent work, which included distributing more than 55,000 Chrome books to students and staff and making sure all county employees working with the public receive face masks this week.

Also discussed were possible plans to allow students to continue receiving food during Spring Break and ways for the students to have a prom. No final decisions have been made.

Watch a video recording of the town hall below:














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About Suzanne Pollak

Suzanne is a freelance reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She has over 35 years professional experience writing for newspapers, magazines, non-profit newsletters and the web.


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