COVID-19 and family

March 10, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

African American Health Program Expands COVID-19 Support

Montgomery County’s African American Health Program (AAHP) is expanding its targeted COVID-19 testing and vaccination support to ensure Black residents receive the necessary resources and guidance to slow transmission of the virus and stay healthy. According to AAHP, their goal is to test 15,000 African American residents by July 2021 and has already successfully tested […]

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February 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Recursos para Hispanos: Conversación Virtual el 27 de Febrero

El Grupo de Acción para el Logro de Estudiantes Latinos (LSAAG), las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), el Condado de Montgomery y el Consejo de PTA del Condado de Montgomery (MCCPTA) se unirán para presentar una conversación comunitaria virtual sobre recursos y apoyo para las familias hispanas, el sábad0 27 de febrero. La […]

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February 22, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Conversation on COVID-19 Resources for County’s Latino Community Set for Feb. 27

The Latino Student Achievement Action Group (LSAAG), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) will be teaming up to present a virtual community conversation about resources and support for local Latino families on Saturday. The conversation will be held from 1 p.m to 2 p.m and conducted […]

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January 27, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPD Spokesperson Blanca Kling Dies After Battling COVID-19

Blanca Kling, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Police Department who also served as the department’s Hispanic liaison, died Wednesday. She was 68 and worked in the department for over 40 years. Ms. Kling’s son, Jason Kling confirmed the news on his personal Facebook page. Mr. Kling said in a Facebook post, written in Spanish, that […]

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October 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Advises Against Door-To-Door Trick-Or-Treating

Montgomery County officials issued guidance Friday on keeping families and children safe during Halloween in light of COVID-19. County officials are advising against traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating because of the “challenge of maintaining proper physical distancing on porches and at front doors.” They are also advising against participating in activities where food is shared, such as […]

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May 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Poolesville Parks Remain Closed

As various park amenities in Montgomery County reopen, the Poolesville parks will remain closed until May 18. According to a Facebook post on Thursday, the parks could be delayed if there is any significant increase in the hospitalization rates in the State of Maryland. The Town of Poolesville will make a decision the week of […]

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May 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

MCPS Producing Video to Help Students with College Admissions Process

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will present a pre-recorded video to help navigate the process of college admissions on May 15. Counselors and college representatives will answer questions regarding the college admissions process and how it may be affected by COVID-19 during the upcoming MCPS-TV program geared toward juniors and their families. Juniors and their […]

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May 6, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Virtual Memorial Day Observance to be Held in Gaithersburg on May 30

The City of Gaithersburg is inviting the community to their virtual Memorial Day Observance in honor of all who have given their lives in military service on May 30. The pre-recorded video will be shared on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The ceremony will include words and music to commemorate the occasion. Mayor Jud Ashman will deliver […]

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May 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Gets Hero’s Send-Off After Long Battle with Coronavirus

On Monday, a 73 year-old Silver Spring man officially went home after a long battle with the coronavirus. The man had been staying at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney since March. MedStar has not released the patient’s name for privacy reasons. On his 51st day at MedStar, the man was finally cleared for release. […]

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April 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS to Share Information About Grading Next Week

Families will receive information about grading for the third and fourth quarter next week, said Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith in a message to the MCPS community Thursday.   Smith said MCPS is working with other school systems and the state Department of Education to figure out how grading will work for […]

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