October 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Outdoor Sports Stadiums Can Open to 10% Capacity

The state of Maryland updated its capacity restrictions for outdoor sports and entertainment venues. On Friday Gov. Larry Hogan and State Health Secretary Robert Neall issued orders saying outdoor sports venues can open to 10% capacity, including M&T Bank Stadium and FedExField. According to the Baltimore Ravens, M&T Bank Stadium has a capacity of 71,008 […]

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September 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Working with State on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Montgomery County is working on a COVID-19 vaccine dissemination plan with the state and other local jurisdictions.  There is currently no COVID-19 vaccine. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles has warned residents to be wary of reports that a vaccine could arrive as early as October. CBS News reported that Pfizer and BioNTech may […]

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September 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Raises Restaurant Capacity and Proclaims First Restaurant Week

The same day Gov. Larry Hogan proclaimed the start of Maryland’s first-ever Restaurant Week, he announced restaurants can increase indoor capacity from 50% to 75%.  Restaurants are allowed to make the change beginning Monday at 5 p.m., said a statement from the governor’s office Friday. Of course, they must follow health guidelines like physical distancing.  […]

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September 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Working With Faith Community To Expand Capacity for Places of Worship

Montgomery County leaders are working with local members of the faith community to potentially allow more capacity in places of worship. Under Phase 2 guidelines, religious facilities can have virtual, drive-in, and limited indoor and outdoor services with certain requirements. “We’re looking for ways that we can potentially allow the faith community to have some […]

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September 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Live Performances Now Allowed at Restaurants in Montgomery County

Shortly after most Maryland counties began Phase 3 of reopening, Montgomery County announced further reopenings as well.  As of Friday evening venues like indoor and outdoor restaurants can offer live performances along with dining. No dancing or congregating around performers is allowed, and people must wear masks (unless eating) and stay seated while eating. Prince George’s […]

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May 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

ICU Bed Capacity Remains a Concern in Montgomery County

Earlier this week, four of the six hospitals in Montgomery County were at maximum capacity for ICU beds, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said at a virtual council meeting Thursday. As of this morning, only two are at capacity and more beds are becoming available. “Those numbers are moving in the right direction but […]

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September 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 3, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 3rd, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Planning Board returns from its summer recess and board members are scheduled to review the White Flint 2 Sector Plan – Scope of Work today. 2. Solar power is the topic of an Environment Maryland news conference to be […]

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November 6, 2014 | Krista Brick

Rachel Carson PTA Suggests New Lakelands Elementary and Study to Expand RCES

Parents packed into the Rachel Carson Elementary School media room Wednesday to try to figure out what to do about the school’s persistent overcrowding issue. Tops on the list for the school’s Parent Teacher Association is having the county look into building a new school within the Lakelands community in Gaithersburg as well as taking […]

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November 2, 2013 | Staff Writer

“Our Growth is at Crisis Proportions” (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Board of Education President Christopher Barclay elaborates on the school capacity crisis facing Montgomery County:    

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October 31, 2013 | Staff Writer

Leaders Seek $20 Million from State for Schools Construction (Photos)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett  joined county, school and state officials on Oct. 31 to urge the Governor and the Maryland General Assembly to support legislation that would benefit Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) similar to a bill passed last year for the Baltimore City Public Schools. The legislation would jump start a public school […]

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