COVID-19 pandemic

April 2, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County to Host Conversation on the Coexistence of Fear and Faith During COVID-19

Montgomery County will host an online conversation, “Help My Unbelief – The Coexistence of Faith and Fear During a Pandemic” on Wednesday, April 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The conversation will focus on how to not lose faith during a time where religious centers are closed for extended periods due to COVID-19. Also, the […]

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March 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MCDOT to Resume Bus Fares Starting April 5

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will resume fare collection on all Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses starting April 5. Buses will also begin front door boarding on all buses except for Flash buses. Since March 2020, rear doors have been used for boarding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This change […]

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March 6, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Illuminated Landmarks Honor Lives Lost to COVID-19

Several landmarks across the state illuminated amber on Friday to honor Marylanders who lost their lives to COVID-19. March 5 marks one year since Gov. Larry Hogan announced the first positive cases of COVID-19 within the state. Since the initial confirmation of COVID-19 in the state of Maryland, nearly 7,748 lives have been lost. Gov. Hogan […]

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March 1, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Incrementa la Producción de Vacunas; Se Esperan más Dosis Pronto

Según los funcionarios de salud, Pfizer y Moderna están aumentando la producción de la vacuna COVID-19 para combatir la escasez a nivel nacional. Mientras tanto, la vacuna Johnson & Johnson ha sido autorizada por la FDA (Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos) para uso de emergencia. Los líderes del condado de Montgomery dicen que si reciben […]

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March 1, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Vaccine Production Ramping Up; More Doses Expected Soon

According to health officials, Pfizer and Moderna are ramping up their COVID-19 vaccine production to combat the nationwide shortage. Meanwhile, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine  has been authorized by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for emergency use. Montgomery County leaders say if they get more doses to meet the high demand, it will increase […]

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February 28, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Lives Lost to Covid-19

Flags around the county are flying at half-staff  to mourn the loss of Montgomery County residents due to COVID-19. County executive Marc Elrich announced the move on Feb. 26. Since the arrival of the pandemic, Montgomery County has lost 1,363 residents.  The first COVID-related death in Montgomery County took place on March 21. Flags are […]

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December 8, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Gaithersburg to Host Public Forum on Voting Methods for 2021 Election

The Board of Supervisors of Elections (BOSE) invites Gaithersburg residents to participate in a Virtual Election Forum, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. The forum will measure residents’ preferences on voting for the 2021 Gaithersburg Municipal Election. Gaithersburg voters will cast their ballots for mayor and two city councilmembers on Nov. 2, 2021. Following the 2019 […]

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November 19, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Approval for SoccerPlex Tournament Rescinded After Positive COVID-19 Test

Montgomery County rescinded its approval for a soccer tournament scheduled for Nov. 20-22 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds after a player tested positive for COVID-19. Several thousand players were expected to play. Dr. Earl Stoddard, director of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Management Staff, said the Soccerplex’s initial plan for the […]

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November 19, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Emite una Orden Ejecutiva sobre Liberación Anticipada de Presos

El gobernador de Maryland Larry Hogan emitió una orden ejecutiva el 17 de noviembre que permitiría la liberación anticipada de ciertos prisioneros para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del COVID-19. Los reclusos que califican bajo esta orden son aquellos que están programados para ser liberados dentro de cuatro meses o elegibles para detención domiciliaria. La […]

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November 19, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Gov. Hogan Issues Executive Order Allowing Early Release of Prisoners

Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order Nov. 17 that would allow the early release of certain prisoners to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Inmates who qualify under this order are those who are scheduled to be released within four months or eligible for home detention (expedited home detention). The Maryland Parole Commission will also […]

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