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September 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

COVID-19 Testing Will Help Get Control of Pandemic Local Leaders Say

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich gave important updates regarding COVID-19 testing efforts during his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday. Last Friday, the county signed a contract with CIAN Diagnostics to serve as the primary COVID-19 testing provider. It’s the same lab that the county has been working with through the state for the past […]

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September 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘We’re Trying to Ramp Our Testing Back Up’

Montgomery County’s free COVID-19 testing clinics are ramping back up. Last month, testing at all county-sponsored sites was temporarily shut down after Maryland’s department of health raised questions about protocols with test kits from AdvaGenix – a lab based in Rockville. The county has since terminated its contract with AdvaGenix. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich […]

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September 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Not Ready to Move Into Phase 3, Elrich Says ‘It’s Not Party Time Yet’

During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich responded to Gov. Larry Hogan’s guidance on moving into the next re-opening phase. Although Hogan announced on Tuesday that the state was easing restrictions and moving to Phase 3, Elrich says data shows that Montgomery County is not ready to move into the […]

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August 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 24, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.PPE Donations: Montgomery County is still accepting personal protective equipment donations to help keep essential workers safe while working in our county on the pandemic’s frontlines. Click here to learn more about how you can help. 2. Montgomery County Fall Guide: Registration for Montgomery […]

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August 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 21, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Aug. 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.COVID-19 Testing: The county will have a testing clinic at the White Oak Recreation Center in Silver Spring today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a walk-up clinic. Testing is free, and no appointments are needed. Click here for more details. 2. […]

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August 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 17, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 17, and here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Data: The County Data Dashboard details today’s case count and key indicators. Click here for more information.    2.Essential Item Donations Needed: The Gaithersburg CARES Hub needs essential items to help people recovering from COVID-19. Click here  for more details. 💙Our CARES […]

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July 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Leaders Explain How Data Is Used To Drive Re-Opening Decisions

During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich gave updates regarding current COVID-19 data. Key topics included new case totals, how the county data dashboard helps determine re-opening decisions, a shift in where cases are originating from in local jurisdictions, and an increase in testing capacity across the county. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis […]

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July 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Dr. Gayles: ‘Our Test Positivity Rate Has Decreased Significantly’

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles announced on Tuesday that the county has made significant progress in terms of COVID-19 case numbers. About six weeks ago, Dr. Gayles says the county saw about 300 cases per day. Currently, those numbers have dropped to an average of 70- 80 cases per day. The county’s testing […]

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July 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘Our Target is to Test as Many People as We Can Possibly Test’

During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich addressed continued COVID-19 testing efforts. “We continue to increase our testing…our target is to test as many people as we can possibly test”, Elrich said. The County Executive says although more than 145,000 residents have been tested, local officials are looking into […]

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June 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich Stresses Importance of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Efforts

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich recently shared methods and strategies aimed towards decreasing COVID-19 case numbers more. During a virtual media briefing on Wednesday, he mentioned the importance of contact tracing- a technique used to identify and provide support to people who have tested positive, or may have been exposed to the coronavirus.  Elrich says […]

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