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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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August 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

BikeMatchMoCo Gets Over 300 Requests for Donated Bikes

BikeMatchMoco is a new program that helps connect people throughout Montgomery County who have a bike to donate with people who need one. Although more than 300 requests have been made, only 40 bikes have been donated so far. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation says bicycles are vital for many people who have to […]

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August 7, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Wheaton Train and Carousel, Cabin John Train Close Following Updated Executive Order

An updated county executive order has ordered the closure of the Wheaton Train and Carousel and Cabin John Train. “We are hoping we can open up in the fall but for now they are closed until further notice,” said Montgomery Parks Spokesperson Melissa Chotiner. Wheaton Train and Carousel and Cabin John Train are temporarily closed […]

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August 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich: ‘Datos sobre Niños y Transmisión están Empeorando, no Mejorando’

El Ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, en su conferencia de prensa virtual semanal del miércoles, dijo que los datos muestran que los niños pueden portar cargas virales más altas y pueden ser transmisores de la enfermedad, más de lo que la mayoría de la gente supone. “Los datos sobre los niños y la […]

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August 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, County Back Down Over Virtual-Only Order for Private Schools

After a week-long back and forth over private schools, Montgomery County has backed down.  On Friday, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles rescinded his order to keep private schools virtual until at least Oct. 1. The announcement comes after the state health department said on Thursday that it is policy that private schools can’t be […]

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August 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

La Semana Libre de Impuestos de Maryland Comienza el 9 de Agosto

Los compradores de Maryland que deseen ahorrar algo de dinero extra pueden comprar ropa, útiles escolares y calzado libres de impuestos, a partir del 9 de agosto. Hasta el 15 de agosto, los artículos de ropa y calzado con un precio de $ 100 o menos estarán exentos del impuesto estatal sobre las ventas. Los […]

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August 7, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

County’s New Daily COVID-19 Cases Nearly Double Since Thursday

After seeing its number of new daily COVID-19 cases decline for six consecutive days, Montgomery County logged 107 new infections Friday. That’s almost double the number of new cases reported Thursday, according to Maryland Health Department data. Since the first case was recorded in March, 18,139 county residents have contracted the virus.  The county […]

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August 7, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Maryland Tax-Free Week Begins Aug. 9

Maryland shoppers looking to save some extra cash can shop tax free on clothing, school supplies and footwear beginning Aug. 9. Through Aug. 15, clothing and footwear items priced at $100 or less will be exempt from state sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack purchase will also qualify for the exemption. “This is […]

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August 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich ‘Data on Children and Transmission is Actually Getting Worse, Not Better’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich – in his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday – said that data shows that children can carry higher viral loads, and can be more effective transmitters of the disease than most people assume.  “The data on children and transmission is actually getting worse, not better… it’s not just a […]

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August 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Requisitos de Asistencia en el Nuevo Borrador del Plan Educativo de MCPS

En un nuevo plan potencial presentado en una reunión de la Junta Escolar del condado, el jueves, los estudiantes de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) tendrían tres opciones para cumplir virtualmente su requisito de asistencia: Los estudiantes pueden asistir a una clase en la plataforma Zoom en vivo Completar un registro de […]

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