COVID-19

September 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Raises Restaurant Capacity and Proclaims First Restaurant Week

The same day Gov. Larry Hogan proclaimed the start of Maryland’s first-ever Restaurant Week, he announced restaurants can increase indoor capacity from 50% to 75%.  Restaurants are allowed to make the change beginning Monday at 5 p.m., said a statement from the governor’s office Friday. Of course, they must follow health guidelines like physical distancing.  […]

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September 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Waiting for More COVID-19 Data Before Releasing Final Halloween Safety Guidelines

Local leaders are responding to questions regarding how Halloween might look like during the COVID-19 health crisis. Dr. Earl Stoddard, with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, says guidelines are being prepared while observing data but things will change between now and October 31.

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September 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Considering Layoffs, Service Cuts if Federal Funding Ends

The Metro Board of Directors held a special meeting Friday to approve potential service cuts and layoffs that may go into effect if federal funding does not come through.  The COVID-19 pandemic led Metro to cut back service causing as much as a 90% drop in ridership and revenue, according to a statement from the […]

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September 18, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Condado de Montgomery Anuncia el Calendario de Pruebas de COVID-19

Funcionarios de salud del condado de Montgomery han anunciado el calendario de pruebas de COVID-19 para la próxima semana. Las pruebas estarán disponibles a partir del lunes, septiembre 21, hasta el viernes, septiembre 25, desde las 9 de la mañana hasta la 1 de la tarde. Las pruebas también estarán disponibles de la 1 de […]

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September 18, 2020 | Staff Writer

MCPS Seeks Feedback on Virtual Learning Experiences

Montgomery County Public Schools wants feedback from parents, students, and staff on their virtual learning experience so far three weeks into the school year. The school system released a parent/guardian survey to ensure families have the resources needed to engage in virtual learning successfully. Answers are confidential and will be reported together with the feedback from other families, […]

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September 18, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Records 66 New COVID-19 Cases, Zero Deaths Friday

Friday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 66 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County. That brings the cumulative case count to 21,640 since the start of the pandemic. The county had a rolling seven-day average of 2.71% for positive COVID-19 tests, which is a lower rate than 14 of Maryland’s 24 jurisdictions. Since Thursday […]

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September 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Ayuda para Residentes de Montgomery que no Pueden Pagar el Alquiler

El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Montgomery insta a todos los residentes del condado de Montgomery que se han visto en aprietos para pagar el alquiler, debido a la pandemia Covid-19, a que se registren en el Programa de Asistencia para el Pago de la Renta del Condado de Montgomery. Este […]

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September 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Tras Larga Discusión se Permite el Consumo de Alcohol en Algunos Parques

La Junta de Planificación del Condado de Montgomery votó 4-1 para permitir el consumo de alcohol en partes designadas de nueve parques El cambio entra en vigencia el jueves 24 de septiembre y finaliza el 31 de mayo de 2021. Los residentes pueden consumir bebidas alcohólicas, desde las 11 am hasta el anochecer, en algunas […]

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September 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Much Discussion and Despite Some Concerns, Planning Board Allows Alcohol at Some Parks

The Montgomery County Planning Board voted 4-1 Thursday to allow alcohol in designated parts of nine parks.  The change goes into effect Thursday, Sept. 24 and ends May 31, 2021. Residents can drink from 11 a.m. to dusk in some areas at the following parks: Jesup Blair Local Park,  Acorn Urban Park, Germantown Town Center […]

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September 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Nine Additional Private Schools Investigated Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Some private schools in the county that started the school year with in-person learning are experiencing COVID-19 case related investigations, according to local health officials. On Wednesday, during a weekly virtual media briefing, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles spoke about the non-public schools linked to possible COVID-19 cases within the past week. “We […]

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