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September 22, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

CDC Releases Halloween, Trick-Or-Treating Guidelines

With a socially distant Halloween looming, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its holiday celebration guidelines Monday, ranking Halloween activities that pose low, moderate, and high risks. The CDC says traditional activities, including door to door trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating, top the list as high risk and recommends avoiding them. Doing so will […]

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September 11, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

County Announces COVID-19 Testing Schedule for Upcoming Week

Montgomery County health officials have announced the COVID-19 testing schedule for the upcoming week. Testing will be available starting early Monday, Sept. 14, through Friday, Sept. 18, from 9.a.m. to 1 p.m. Testing is also available at 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Silver Spring Civic Building, a walk-up clinic. The parking […]

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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Put Your Mask On’: Raskin On Anti-Mask Culture on Capitol Hill, House Chamber Mask Mandate

“Put your mask on,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) was heard calling at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who was speaking out of turn during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. “Put your mask on,” he repeated. The hearing featured the CEOs of big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. It also came the same […]

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July 9, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Hogan on School Funding: ‘We’re Not Going to Be Bullied or Threatened by the President’

Gov. Larry Hogan isn’t worried about President Donald Trump’s threats to cut federal funding to schools that choose not to fully reopen in the fall. As the summer hits its halfway point and with coronavirus numbers spiking throughout the country, many states are unsure what to do regarding their schools in the fall. Some areas […]

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June 29, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery Parks Begins Gradually Re-Opening Playgrounds Across the County

Montgomery Parks began gradually re-opening playgrounds and other park amenities on Monday. The process of re-opening the county’s 276 playgrounds is expected to take up to two weeks . With the county now in Phase 2 of its reopening plan, Montgomery Parks is also re-opening indoor facilities, including tennis centers and the Wheaton Sports Pavilion. […]

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June 8, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Face Masks Still Effective in Slowing Spread of COVID-19

Maryland is moving towards Phase 2 of reopening, but face masks are still an important part of slowing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping people safe. A study published in Thorax, a respiratory medicine journal, discusses research on a cruise ship that found that 81% of people who tested positive for COVID-19 on the ship did […]

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April 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Metro Announces Reduction in Service Hours, Trains to Stop Running at 9 pm Daily

Starting Monday, Metrorail trains will stop running at 9:00 p.m. everyday while Metrobus services will end at 11:00 p.m. daily. WMATA officials say hours have been reduced in an effort to limit frontline transit workers’ exposure to the public while enhancing the safety of individuals who must travel during the current COVID-19 health crisis. Updated Special […]

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