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April 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MOCO Mask Makers: Volunteer Group Sews Free Masks for Community

MOCO Mask Makers is a volunteer group that sews free face masks for the Montgomery County community.  Since Saturday, Marylanders have been required to wear face coverings in retail stores and on public transportation to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Theresa Hiatt, logistics coordinator for MOCO Mask Makers, says the group has delivered over […]

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April 20, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Council Introduces Legislation to Provide Grants for PPE, Masks

The Montgomery County Council introduced legislation to fund two programs aimed at providing the community with opportunities to purchase and procure face coverings on April 16. The two programs would provide a total of $350,000 to purchase the masks for local businesses and residents, according to a press release from the county council. The first […]

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April 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Starting Saturday, All Marylanders Need to Wear Face Masks, Coverings

Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring Marylanders (over the age of 9) to wear face masks and coverings when inside of retail establishments and while using public transportation. Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday that the order will be in effect 7 a.m. on Saturday. The order also requires retail establishments—food establishments, […]

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April 8, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Councilmembers Introduce Legislation Requiring Face Coverings in Public Spaces

Montgomery County Councilmembers announced plans to introduce regulations for the Board of Heath which would require employees and customers of essential businesses to wear face coverings. Councilmembers Hans Riemer and Gabe Albornoz are the lead sponsors, and Council President Sidney Katz, Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Evan Glass all cosponsored the legislation. The regulation would be […]

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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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