COVID-19 pandemic

June 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Will Not Host July 4 Celebration, Fireworks 

Montgomery County will not host fireworks or an Independence Day celebration this July 4, according to a release from the county. The county could not guarantee the “Germantown Glory” and “Mid-County Sparkles” events would be possible due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, the statement said, and the county did not enter […]

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June 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranks 12th Safest State During Pandemic

Maryland ranked 12th nationally in an updated report on the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic, released by the personal finance website WalletHub. To identify which states are taking the most important steps to keep residents safe during the pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on five key metrics. The […]

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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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May 13, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Jawando Lanza Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler para Pequeñas Empresas

El nuevo programa de asistencia de alquiler del condado de Montgomery para pequeñas empresas comenzará a aceptar solicitudes el lunes 17 de mayo, anunció el concejal Will Jawando en una conferencia de prensa el jueves. “Esta es una gran parte de nuestra comunidad”, dijo Jawando. “Más del 60% de nuestras pequeñas empresas tienen menos de […]

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May 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando Launches Rental Assistance Program for Small Businesses 

Montgomery County’s new rental assistance program for small businesses will begin accepting applications Monday, May 17, councilmember Will Jawando announced at a press conference Thursday launching the program. “This is a large part of our community,” Jawando said. “Upwards of 60% of our small businesses have less than 10 people that they employ.” The Latino […]

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May 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Launches ‘Project Bounce Back’ to Help Youth Recover from Pandemic Effects

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new initiative to help young Marylanders recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This global pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for nearly everyone. But it has been perhaps most difficult for our children,” Hogan said during a press conference Thursday. Uncertainty and isolation combined with prolonged school closures has been […]

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April 28, 2021 | Michael Hernández

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Now Unmask at Small Outdoor Gatherings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new outdoor mask guidance on Tuesday for people who are fully vaccinated. According to these new CDC guidelines, people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks in small outdoor gatherings. This includes people who have received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer […]

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April 27, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Nuevas Pautas de Reapertura del Condado Entran en Vigencia el Martes a las 5 pm

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobó una nueva estrategia de reapertura gradual que entrará en vigencia el martes 27 a las 5 pm. Ahora que más del 50% de los residentes del condado han recibido al menos una dosis de la vacuna COVID-19, se aliviarán muchas restricciones de seguridad. Estos son algunos de los […]

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April 27, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

New County Reopening Guidelines Including Gathering Limits Go Into Effect Tuesday at 5 pm

The Montgomery County Council approved a new phased reopening strategy that takes effect Tuesday at 5 pm. Now that more than 50% of county residents have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, many safety restrictions will be eased. Here are some of the significant changes in the new amended public health order […]

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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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