June 25, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Mass Vaccination Site Moving from Montgomery College Germantown Campus

As of next week, the Montgomery College Germantown campus will no longer be the county’s mass vaccination site. County Executive Marc Elrich made the announcement saying the current venue will be suspended on July 2 before relocating to the Upcounty Regional Services Center (also in Germantown) beginning July 6, where first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses will […]

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March 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

It’s National Puppy Day! Warrior Canine Connection Celebrates New Litter of Future Service Dogs

Tuesday marked National Puppy Day, and Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds is celebrating since they recently welcomed a litter of future service dogs for Veterans in need. WCC has placed 75 canines to date and has helped thousands of Veterans nationwide through its Mission Based Trauma Recovery Model, where Warriors help train service dogs for […]

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December 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Officials Plead For State to Release $1 Billion in Rainy Day Funds

The newly-formed Maryland United for COVID Relief Now Coalition is urging Gov. Larry Hogan to release $1 billion of state funds to help Marylanders who are struggling during the pandemic. “There is unmet need as far as the eye can see,” said Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker during the coalition’s virtual news conference Wednesday. […]

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December 2, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Fauci Named One of PEOPLE Magazine’s People of the Year

For much of 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci has been in the spotlight as a constant source of expertise during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, he was named one of the four People of the Year in 2020 by PEOPLE. “Even though he and his family were getting death threats, he continued to be out front,” […]

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November 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Preocupación por la Capacidad de la Morgue tras el Aumento de Casos de COVID-19

Las hospitalizaciones por COVID-19 están aumentando junto a los casos, dijo el Dr. Travis Gayles, oficial de salud del condado de Montgomery, durante una conferencia de prensa el miércoles. “Como se dio cuenta en la conferencia de prensa de la semana pasada, dijimos: ‘que los datos del hospital están un poco rezagados con respecto a […]

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November 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Concerned About Morgue Capacity as COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Cases Rise

COVID-19 hospitalizations are catching up to case spikes, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said during a media briefing Wednesday. “As you noticed in last week’s press conference we said, ‘You know the hospital data is kind of lagging behind the cases.’ That’s no longer the case,” Gayles said. “We are seeing comparable increases […]

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November 2, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Hogan Renews State of Emergency as COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Governor Larry Hogan renewed the State of Emergency in Maryland on Friday, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise nationally. “While Maryland’s positivity and case rates remain lower than most states in America, we are closely monitoring increases in some of our key health metrics as well as rising numbers in states across the country,” Hogan […]

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October 26, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Health Officials Announce Revised Indicators; Reopening Rollbacks Evaluated

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Montgomery County health officials announced revised indicators to guide potential rollbacks of Phase 2 reopening provisions. On Friday, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles updated the indicators that have guided the County’s decisions since June. “We have been monitoring the uptick in cases to determine whether it was […]

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September 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Providing Workshops to Non-Public Schools Due to Additional COVID-Like Illnesses

According to local health officials, the county continues to provide workshop services for non-public schools due to additional COVID-19 like illness experiences. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says that more local private schools had to take coronavirus-related quarantine actions within the past week. He added that another non-public school met the criteria for […]

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