Coronavirus

October 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims More Than Double In One Week

The number of Montgomery County residents who filed initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended Sept. 26 more than doubled as compared to the previous week. There were 1,715 new unemployment claims filed during the week that ended Sept. 26. During the week that ended Sept. 19, only 695 county residents had filed […]

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September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Circuit Court Prepares to Resume Jury Trials for First Time Since March

On Monday, Oct. 5 Maryland courts will enter Phase 5 of reopening. This means all courts will be fully operational and for circuit courts, it means jury trials are back on for the first time since March. The Montgomery County Circuit Court has many COVID-19 precautions in place like plexiglass and physical distancing. Some jurors […]

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September 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Late-Night Alcohol Sales Permits Will Soon Be Available for Eligible Businesses to Apply

During Montgomery County’s weekly virtual COVID-19 media briefing on Wednesday, local leaders discussed proposed changes to Executive Order 117-20, with the primary modification impacting alcohol sales after 10:00 p.m. The Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program will authorize county food service establishments with no prior history of citations or closings due to reopening violations to apply for […]

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September 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Los Últimos Números de COVID-19 para Maryland y el Condado de Montgomery

El Departamento de Salud de Maryland informó 72 nuevos casos de COVID-19 en el condado de Montgomery, el miércoles por la mañana. Esto eleva el recuento acumulativo de casos a 22,584 desde el inicio de la pandemia. El condado tuvo un promedio continuo de siete días de 2.59% de pruebas positivas de COVID-19, que es […]

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September 30, 2020 | Michelle Queen

The Latest COVID-19 Numbers for Maryland, Montgomery

The Maryland Department of Health reported 72 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Wednesday morning. This brings the cumulative case count to 22,584 since the start of the pandemic. The county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.59% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 12 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. Montgomery County […]

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September 29, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

‘El Hub UpCounty’ Apoya a casi Mil Familias y Administra Pruebas Gratis de Covid-19

La activista comunitaria Grace Rivera-Oven no dudo un segundo en ponerse manos a la obra, desde el inicio de la pandemia Covid-19, para ayudar a las familias necesitadas del condado de Montgomery. Al ver la necesidad por falta de alimentos, pérdida de empleo, falta de seguro médico y el incremento de casos de coronavirus en […]

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September 29, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Gets COVID-19 Update, Discusses Reopening Non-Public Schools and Alcohol Sales Extension

Montgomery County councilmembers received the weekly COVID-19 update from Dr. Earl Stoddard and Dr. Travis Gayles on Tuesday during a virtual meeting. Key topics of discussion included: Plans to enhance ventilation at certain facilities to help with indoor airflow as we enter winter months Consideration of alcohol sales extension to midnight instead of 10:00 p.m. under […]

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September 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Hosting Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host his next business briefing Friday, Oct. 2 from 12:30 to 1 p.m. The virtual briefing will take place on Zoom. Katz will be accompanied by Kelly Leonard, host for Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network, as well as Katheryn Hoerster, owner and operator of Nothing Bundt Cakes […]

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September 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Latest COVID-19 Numbers: 431 New Maryland Cases, 91 in Montgomery County

Tuesday morning, the Maryland Department of Health reported 91 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. This brings the cumulative case count to 22,512 since the start of the pandemic. The county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.46% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 11 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. Montgomery County […]

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September 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Considers Moving Alcohol Sales Cutoff To Midnight

Montgomery County Council is expected to extend to midnight the time some restaurants may serve alcohol. Currently, under COVID-19 restrictions, last call is before 10 p.m. A public hearing and vote on the matter is set for Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. If approved, businesses that sell food and have no history of citations or […]

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