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December 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Retailers Need County Approval By Dec. 23 to Operate with 150+ People

As part of Montgomery County’s latest coronavirus executive order that went into effect Dec. 15, large retail establishments are required to receive county approval by Dec. 23 in order to operate with more than 150 people in their establishments. To receive approval, businesses will need to submit a request for a Letter of Approval—via the […]

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September 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne and Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Moves to Phase 3 Recovery Stage Friday Allowing All Businesses to Reopen

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that Maryland will move to phase three of its recovery plan starting at 5 p.m. Friday. This means indoor movie theaters can reopen at 50% capacity and retail and religious facilities can increase capacity from 50% to 75%. However, Montgomery County officials have the final say when the county will […]

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September 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch: Hogan to Discuss Maryland Adopting Apple, Google COVID-19 Notification Platform at 4:30 p.m.

Gov. Larry Hogan will hold a news conference Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. to update residents on Maryland’s COVID-19 response. Mike Ricci, the governor’s communications director, tweeted that one of the topics Hogan will be talking about is contact tracing. In his tweet, Ricci linked to an article about how Apple’s iOS 13.7 update, available now, […]

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August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s What You Need to Know About Maryland’s Contact Tracing Efforts

MyMCMedia spoke to Dr. Katherine Feldman, the Maryland Health Department’s chief public health scientist who heads the state’s contact tracing efforts. Topics include the following: What is contact tracing? What kind of data is collected through contact tracing? What patterns can we see from Maryland’s contact tracing efforts? How will contact tracing work in schools? Here’s […]

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July 31, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

State Data Shows Social Gatherings Are Significant Source of COVID-19 Transmission

According to Governor Larry Hogan, state contact tracing data shows that family and other social gatherings have been a significant source of COVID-19 transmission. During his press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Larry Hogan said that of all the people who contracted the virus state-wide, 44% attended a family gathering, 23% attended a house party, and […]

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