November 2, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

CDC Ofrece Recomendaciones sobre el Voto en Persona para Proteger la Salud

La votación presencial supone un mayor riesgo de propagación de COVID-19 ya que habrá una mayor concurrencia y los tiempos de espera serán más prolongados, según advierte los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC). Los entornos en centros electorales con menor riesgo incluyen a aquellos con: Una amplia variedad de opciones para […]

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October 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Discourages Trick-or-Treating; Recommends Alternative Ways to Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is on Saturday and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants people to find new ways to participate. According to the CDC, “Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses.” The health institute said that includes door-to-door trick-or-treating and even trunk-or-treating, where cars gather in a parking lot and treats […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Releases Draft COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Maryland released the initial draft of its COVID-19 vaccination plan. There are currently no coronavirus vaccines approved by the FDA. Referencing CDC information, the draft plan sent to CDC Director Robert Redfield on Oct. 16 said limited vaccine doses could be available by early November, but that is expected to increase considerably in 2021. Patients […]

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October 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Health Advisory Urges Individuals Connected to Recent White House Events to Get Tested

Montgomery County has joined health officers from nine neighboring jurisdictions located in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia to issue a health advisory after 12 people—including President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump—tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a maskless Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the White House Rose […]

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October 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

CDC Updates Information on How COVID-19 Spreads

The CDC updated guidance to its “How COVID-19 Spreads” website on Tuesday. Based on current science, the CDC believes that people are more likely to become infected the longer and closer they are to a person with COVID-19. According to a press release, the latest update acknowledges the existence of some published reports that show […]

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October 6, 2020 | Staff Writer

Elrich to Trump: 210,000 Americans Died of Covid-19, Not Fear

After President Donald Trump was discharged from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Monday evening, where he was treated for coronavirus, County Executive Marc Elrich tweeted a message to the president: As you celebrate, we are thinking about the over 210,000 Americans, and over 800 of our neighbors, lost to COVID. Fear didn’t take their […]

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September 4, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Relief for Tenants Who Can’t Pay Their Rent

Following a new federal order halting residential evictions, community organization CASA, along with over 80 organizations, calls on state officials to reconvene for a special session. The new order, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, goes into effect Sept. 4 and goes through Dec. 31 of this year. Under this order, landlords […]

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September 4, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Alivio para los Inquilinos que no Pueden Pagar su Alquiler

Tras una nueva orden federal para detener los desalojos residenciales, la organización comunitaria CASA, junto a más de 80 organizaciones, pide a representantes estatales que se reúnan para una sesión especial. La nueva orden, emitida por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), entra en vigor el 4 de septiembre y […]

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August 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Washington Grove Mayor: ‘The Absence of the Post Office Would Have a Devastating Effect’

John Compton, the mayor of Washington Grove, says the absence of a functioning post office would have a “devastating effect” on his small town, which takes up 200 acres of land. Washington Grove, the historical “town within a forest,” was incorporated in 1937, and is home to around 555 people with about 200 households. The […]

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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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