June 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Coronavirus Testing Expands to Two Days a Week at Six Flags America

The Maryland Department of Health set a new record Friday for the most tests at a community-based site. They conducted 1,686 COVID-19 tests at the new Six Flags America site. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that the state is expanding testing to two days a week at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro. State health […]

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June 1, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Restaurants Now Allowed to Offer Outdoor Dining with Restrictions

Phase One of reopening Montgomery County went into effect Monday morning. This allows restaurants to offer outdoor seating with restrictions, including maintaining social distancing between patrons. Bassett’s Restaurant in Poolesville has opened outdoor dining in their parking lot and a Silver Diner in Rio Lakefront has expanded seating into a space that usually belongs to […]

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June 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPD Donation Helps Gaithersburg Kid’s COVID-19 Community Efforts

The current climate between police and communities nationwide has been on edge lately, but locally MCPD is working to bridge the gap. The Montgomery County Police Department recently donated much needed items to 7-year-old youth activist Cavanagh Bell of Gaithersburg. The young nonprofit founder and his organization, Cool & Dope, were honored by MCPD for […]

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June 1, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

¿Por Qué los Hispanos están Siendo Altamente Infectados con COVID-19?

Según las cifras más recientes publicadas el primero de junio, por el gobierno del condado de Montgomery, el 40.1% de los fallecimientos por COVID-19 en el condado son hispanos. Mientras tanto, en el estado de Maryland, hasta la fecha, se han reportado 13,753 casos positivos de COVID-19 y 229 fallecimientos sólo de hispanos, lo que […]

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June 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Rockville Resident Shares Story of His Long Battle With COVID-19

Vinnie Queiroga tried to be careful as he shopped for Instacart and made deliveries for Door Dash, but in retrospect, he now believes that is how he became infected with COVID-19. The Rockville resident spent 30 days in the hospital, including 25 days in the Intensive Care Unit and 17 days on a ventilator and […]

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June 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations at Lowest Point in Weeks

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Monday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 11,476 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 115 cases from the 11,361 reported Sunday. Since the first case in March, 576 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of four deaths since Sunday, according to […]

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June 1, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Walter Johnson High School Hosting Unique Senior Celebration

Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda is hosting a unique senior celebration Monday for its 620 seniors who will not have a “normal” graduation ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic. One organizer said, “we wanted to creat a memory and to make it extra special.” Beginning at 10 am Monday, students will come to the […]

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May 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Pools Stay Closed, Can Reopen During Phase 2 of Recovery Plan

During a news conference Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced community pools can reopen in Maryland at 25% capacity starting Friday. However, Hogan’s announcement does not apply in Montgomery County. In phase 1 of Montgomery County’s COVID-19 recovery plan, which Marc Elrich announced Thursday, swimming pools (both private and public) are to remain closed. On Friday, […]

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May 29, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Elrich Talks to MyMCMedia About Reopening, Protesters

One day after holding an outdoor press conference at the Kentlands that was interrupted often by protesters, County Executive Marc Elrich spoke with MyMCMedia. The discussion included his reaction to the protesters and centered around what went into his decision to hold off reopening – not in lockstep with most of the rest of the […]

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May 29, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

What Phase I of Reopening in Montgomery County Might Look Like

County Executive Marc Elrich announced that the county will begin Phase 1 of reopening starting Monday, June 1, and a lot of residents are curious what that might look like. Phase 1 guidelines include the following: Retail: Stores will provide curbside services only. Childcare: Services will be open for children of essential employees and phase one opening employees. Restaurants: Outside […]

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