Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 26, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

New Face Covering Guidance Effective Friday at 6:00 am

Most restrictions will be lifted as the county enters Phase 3 of reopening on Friday, May 28 just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. During a virtual media briefing on Wednesday, local leaders announced new face-covering guidance. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich explains what the guidelines mean for residents. This Friday, May 28, right before Memorial […]

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March 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Los CDC Publican una Guía para Personas que están Completamente Vacunadas

Los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) emitió la primera guía para personas que están completamente vacunadas contra COVID-19. Según CDC, las personas completamente vacunadas pueden comenzar algunos tipos de interacción social, de manera segura. Se considera que las personas están completamente vacunadas contra COVID-19 después de dos semanas de la segunda […]

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March 8, 2021 | Michelle Queen

CDC Releases Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People

The CDC issued the first guidance for people fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on its website Monday. Based on the science, the CDC says fully vaccinated people can start to safely begin some types of social interaction. People are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two or more weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer or […]

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March 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Former CDC Director Redfield to Serve as Senior Health Adviser

Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield is joining Maryland’s coronavirus response team as a public health senior advisor. Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement at a press briefing on Tuesday, where he was joined by Redfield. “[H]e will advise us on a wide range of immediate priorities, including planning our response to the coronavirus variants, […]

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February 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Sees Almost Zero Flu Activity This Season

During this influenza season, there is almost no flu activity present in Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan’s Communications Director Mike Ricci said Friday morning. In a tweet, Ricci displayed a chart comparing clinical laboratory test positivity rates for flu seasons from 2017 until now. Positivity rates during the 2020-2021 flu season have remained below 5% so […]

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December 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Officials Explain What’s in Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

What’s in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine? Dr. David Marcozzi, COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of Maryland Medical System, explained the answer to Marylanders at a press conference with Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday. Pfizer’s vaccine was granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA last Friday. Marcozzi said there are four components that make it […]

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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 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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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 6, 2020 | Veronica Canales

CDC Encourages Public to Create Plan to Prepare for Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to cause worldwide concern, the CDC wants everyone to be prepared. They provided a guideline on steps to take before, during and after a Coronavirus outbreak. Its goal is to help household members have a plan in case the virus hits their community. Before a COVID-19 outbreak The best thing […]

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