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June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County’s Shared Streets Program Will Continue Throughout Summer

Montgomery County’s Shared Streets program will continue throughout the summer, the county announced in a June 11 statement. The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) began the Shared Streets program when the COVID-19 pandemic started. It closed some roads to cars to allow outdoor activities like walking and dining. Areas like the Bethesda Streetery offer outdoor in-street […]

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June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Received About 6,300 Rental Assistance Applications So Far  

As of Sunday, Montgomery County has received about 6,300 applications for the latest round of its rent relief program, County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Dr. Raymond Crowel said during a virtual media briefing Monday. About $1.5 million in assistance has been distributed, he said. The county expects to be able to […]

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June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

8 Additional County Libraries Reopen Monday

Eight additional Montgomery County public libraries opened Monday after six reopened June 1 for the first time in over a year due to COVID-19. The following libraries reopened Monday: Aspen Hill Library at 4407 Aspen Hill Road in Rockville Damascus Library at 9701 Main Street Davis Library at 6400 Democracy Blvd. in Bethesda Little Falls […]

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June 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Novavax Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Shows 90% Efficacy Rate

The Gaithersburg biotechnology company, Novavax, announced Monday morning data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials which were conducted in the United States and Mexico. Novavax found that the trial, which began in December and enrolled 29,960 participants, had an overall efficacy rate of 90.04%. Last year, Novavax was awarded $1.6 billion from the […]

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June 11, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Novavax Expected to Make Announcement About Data from Vaccine Trials Soon

Novavax CEO Stan Erck said that the company will likely make an announcement about data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials as soon as next week. “I’m happy to say that the data are coming very soon, in fact, we hope to announce those data next week,” Erck said. The comments were made […]

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June 11, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

En la Mayoría de las Instalaciones del Condado no se Requiere el uso de la Mascarilla

Esta semana, el condado de Montgomery actualizó la guía del uso de mascarillas o cubiertas faciales en edificios del gobierno local. “El uso de una mascarilla en la mayoría de las oficinas e instalaciones del condado es voluntario, en la mayoría de las situaciones para las personas que están completamente vacunadas”, dijo el ejecutivo del […]

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June 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Has Received About 500 Virtual Academy Applications

As of Thursday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has received about 500 applications for its 2021-2022 virtual academy, MCPS Director of Technology Integration and Support Dr. Kara Trenkamp shared during a school board meeting. The virtual learning academy for the 2021-2022 school year, called “Montgomery Virtual,” is a five-days-a-week program that will mirror the brick-and-mortar […]

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June 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

CDC: Montgomery Ocupa el Primer Lugar de Vacunación entre los Grandes Condados

Los datos de vacunación COVID-19 del Centro para el Control de Enfermedades, CDC por su siglas en inglés, muestran que, entre los condados con una población mayor a 300,000, el condado de Montgomery ocupa el primer lugar en la nación cuando se trata de vacunar a personas de 12 años o más. El Departamento de […]

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June 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan to Tour Site of Future Novavax Campus, Global Headquarters in Gaithersburg

Gov. Larry Hogan is heading to Gaithersburg on Thursday to tour the site of Novavax’s future 180,000 square foot Vaccine Innovation Campus and Global Headquarters. This comes after the Gaithersburg City Council unanimously approved a sketch plan for the new facility, which will be located at 14 Firstfield Road, on Monday. Hogan will be joined […]

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June 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Did It And We’re Stronger’: Northwest Seniors Proud to Graduate Amidst Pandemic 

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2021 is graduating this month after more than a year of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Northwest High School in Germantown, seniors are excited and proud to graduate after two school years unlike any other.

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