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April 16, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Pfizer Recommends Third Dose Six to 12 Months After Full Vaccination

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla believes it is  “likely” people may need a third vaccine dose administered between six and 12 months after a full vaccination. Bourla also cited the possibility of an annual coronavirus vaccine in a panel discussion with CNBC and CVS Health on April 1. “A likely scenario is that there will be […]

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April 1, 2021 | Michelle Queen

The Latest County and State COVID-19 Numbers

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for April 1 Montgomery County health officials reported Thursday that 17.7% of the county residents are fully vaccinated which means they have either received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson single-dose vaccine. Also, 32.5% of the county residents have received their […]

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April 1, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, April 1, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 1, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Vaccination clinics operated by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services are offering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents ages 60 and older, as well as essential workers, a priority group which includes transit workers, teachers, […]

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March 31, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks to Celebrate Earth Month with Eco-Friendly Activities

April 22 marks Earth Day and Montgomery Parks has planned a number of eco-friendly activities and special events throughout the month of April to involve the community in celebrating Earth Month. From online plant sales and Arbor Day seedling giveaways to a GreenFest month-long celebration, Montgomery Parks, as part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and […]

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March 31, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Hogan Designates April 1 as ‘Spread Positivity Day’

Gov. Larry Hogan has teamed up with Cavanaugh Bell, 8-year-old founder of Cool & Dope, to designate April 1 as “Spread Positivity Day” in Maryland. Cool & Dope is an organization of “positivity creators” aiming to end bullying worldwide. Bell, a Gaithersburg resident, founded Cool & Dope when he was 5-years-old, after experiencing bullying himself. […]

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March 29, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Las Tiendas de Servicios de Bebidas Alcohólicas Extienden sus Horas

El Departamento de Servicios de Bebidas Alcohólicas (ABS, por sus inglés) del condado de Montgomery anunció que extenderá el horario en 25 de sus sucursales a partir del jueves, 1 de abril. Desde el inicio de la pandemia, las tiendas de ABS cerraban a las 7 p.m. debido a problemas de personal relacionados con COVID-19. […]

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March 26, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County Alcohol Beverage Services to Extend Store Hours

Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) announced it will extend hours at 25 of its retail store locations starting Thursday, April 1. Since the start of the pandemic, ABS stores were closing at 7 p.m. due to COVID-19-related staffing issues. The stores will soon be open Monday through Saturday, from 12 p.m. to […]

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March 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: D.C. Allows 5,000 Fans at Nats Games

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency approved a waiver request by the Washington Nationals baseball team so that 5,000 masked fans can attend home games. In a March 15 letter to the Washington Nationals, D.C. officials approved a maximum of 5,000 fans per game, but added they “hope […]

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March 12, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County Awards Informal Solicitations to Small Businesses, $2 Million Awarded in FY20

The director of procurement will require that all informal solicitations be reserved under the Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP), starting April 1, 2021. This is part of County Executive Marc Elrich’s effort to assist local small businesses impacted by COVID-19. According to the county, $2,026,173 was awarded in informal solicitations during fiscal year 2020. […]

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March 9, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Donations for 1,000 Easter Baskets at BlackRock until April 1

Supplies are being collected for 1,000 Easter baskets at the Upcounty Consolidation Hub located at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, located in the rear parking lot of 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. Donations will be taken until April 1. Community members can contribute by making online donations, purchasing items on the Upcounty Hub’s Amazon […]

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