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September 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Health Leaders Explain COVID Booster Shot Eligibility

As the pandemic lingers and the Delta variant continues to wreak havoc, health leaders keep working to ensure the safety of residents, especially those who are immunocompromised. Some residents have already begun taking the COVID-19 booster shot. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently grapples with the question of who should get […]

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September 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding, Road Closures; Driver Rescued in High Water

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Montgomery County and surrounding jurisdictions on Thursday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials say heavy rainfall has caused flooding in some areas. There are also reports of downed trees and wires. Residents are encouraged to use caution when driving on the roadways. […]

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September 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

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Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Deadline Looms; $7 Million Available For Eligible Residents

As the Maryland Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit Program Oct. 1 deadline looms, eligible residents are encouraged to apply. Those who qualify will get more than $1,000 each, according to local and state leaders. “We had gone ahead and passed legislation that was signed into law – that would return specifically to Montgomery County residents more […]

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September 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘COVID Cases Have Continued To Increase Among Students’

The latest data shows an uptick in COVID-19 cases among youth. “Public schools are now in for live sessions five days a week, in-person instruction. COVID cases have continued to increase among students who now account for nearly 30% of all cases reported state-wide,” said Elrich during his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday. Along with […]

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September 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Spent About Half of Latest Rent Relief Funding

As of Tuesday, Montgomery County has distributed $28.6 million of its $59 million in COVID-19 rent relief funding from the U.S. Treasury Department.The County Health and Human Services (DHHS) staff shared this information during a virtual County Council meeting. 50% of rental assistance applications have been completely closed out and 30% are actively with a […]

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September 21, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hasta Ahora 81% de los 9,530 Empleados del Condado han Informado su Estado de Vacunación

El gobierno del condado de Montgomery informó el lunes que más del 80 por ciento de los empleados del condado de Montgomery han informado su estado de vacunación COVID-19 y la información ahora está disponible en el Portal de información COVID-19 del condado. De acuerdo con el Reglamento 19-975 de la Junta de Salud del […]

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September 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz Celebra el Anuncio de Pfizer sobre la Vacuna Covid-19 para Niños de 5 a 11 Años

La compañía Pfizer anunció en un comunicado de prensa el lunes que un ensayo mostró que su vacuna de covid-19 era segura y generó una respuesta de anticuerpos “robusta” en niños de 5 a 11 años. Tras el anuncio de Pfizer, el vicepresidente del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery Gabe Albornoz expresó, en la reunión […]

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September 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Makes Progress Closing Racial Gap in Vaccinations

Friday afternoon, county health officials offered free vaccinations outside of Afrikutz Barber & Beauty Shop in Silver Spring. Residents who received a free vaccine also received a free haircut. The initiative was aimed at closing the COVID-19 vaccination gap between Black residents and white residents. Black residents currently have a vaccination rate 3% lower than […]

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September 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery College Will Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff and Students

Montgomery College will require staff and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, per a release from the college. Exemptions are possible for medical and religious reasons. All faculty and staff must verify full vaccination status by Nov. 8 and all students by Jan. 7, 2022. Students who do not submit verification must apply for […]

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September 16, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Inquilinos Abogan por Proyecto de Ley que Extiende los Límites a los Aumentos de Alquiler

En julio, el concejal del condado de Montgomery Will Jawando presentó un proyecto de ley para extender los límites a los aumentos de alquiler, después de que finalice el estado de emergencia COVID-19. El estado de emergencia del gobernador Larry Hogan expiró en agosto y la estabilización actual de los alquileres del condado terminará en […]

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