April 20, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

NIH Anuncia Asociación para Acelerar Proceso de Vacuna COVID-19

Los Institutos Nacionales de Salud de Bethesda (NIH) están lanzando una asociación público-privada con la esperanza de acelerar el trabajo para crear una vacuna COVID-19 y opciones de tratamiento, anunció el NIH el 17 de abril. El NIH, junto con la Fundación para el NIH, se unió a más de una docena de compañías bio-farmacéuticas […]

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April 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

aerial photo of NIH in Bethesda

NIH Announces Partnership to Accelerate Process for Creating COVID-19 Vaccine

The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda is launching a public-private partnership in hopes of accelerating work to create a COVID-19 vaccine and treatment options, it announced April 17. The NIH, along with the Foundation for the NIH, joined more than a dozen biopharmaceutical companies and federal government agencies as well as the European Medicines […]

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April 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Starting Thursday, Ride On Passengers Need to Wear Face Coverings

Montgomery County Department of Transportation announced that Ride On passengers will be required to wear face coverings aboard buses starting Thursday. Earlier this week, the county government provided Ride On bus operators with face coverings. MCDOT said in a statement that any passenger that does not comply with this mandate “may be directed not to […]

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April 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

What To Do If You Do Not Have Face Masks

Local health officials are stepping it up a notch when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Beginning Monday, April 13, a new health order is requiring shoppers to wear face coverings at stores in Montgomery County. This goes for grocery stores, pharmacies, and large chain retail stores. Health officials say cloth masks are an […]

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April 6, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

CDC: Cubrirse Nariz y Boca para Reducir Propagación de COVID-19

Los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) ahora recomiendan que las personas se cubran la boca y la nariz con un paño de tela al salir de su hogar, especialmente en áreas donde puede ser difícil practicar el distanciamiento social. Estos incluyen supermercados, farmacias, transporte público, senderos para caminar y otros entornos. Los CDC […]

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April 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

CDC Encourages Public to Use Cloth Face Coverings to Slow Spread of COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now recommends people cover their mouth and nose with a cloth when leaving their home, especially in areas where it may be difficult to practice social distancing. These include grocery stores, pharmacies, mass transit, walking trails, and other settings. The CDC released the advisory on Friday as new studies […]

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April 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 6 in Montgomery County

Today is Monday, April 6 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Week Two Remote Learning for MCPS:  County school officials held a virtual conversation Saturday with information about the second week of remote learning.  Also, the schools share information on the technology needed for remote learning in this video: 2. […]

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March 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

CDC: How to Manage Anxiety and Stress Related to Coronavirus Pandemic

Most people are looking out for the symptoms of COVID-19 — which include a fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  And most of us are practicing social distancing, a term many were not familiar with prior to the coronavirus pandemic. But, many of us may not be aware that it is normal to experience anxiety […]

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March 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

CDC Recommends No Gatherings of 50 or More People

For the next eight weeks, the Centers for Disease Control is recommending canceling or postponing events that consist of 50 or more people throughout the United States. Officials say this action can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to the CDC, large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of the coronavirus; […]

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March 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Orders Maryland Bars, Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Gyms to Close 5 P.M. Monday

Gov. Larry Hogan announced an executive order Monday to close all bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms in the state of Maryland starting  5 p.m. on Monday. The closures are out of concern for the coronavirus pandemic. The executive order will be strictly enforced by law enforcement, Hogan said. Drive-thru, carryout, and delivery will continue, Hogan […]

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