COVID-19

August 5, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Votes to Require Masks Indoors; New Regulation Effective Midnight Friday

Face masks will be required indoors again, and County leaders say it’s due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases. On Thursday afternoon, Montgomery County Council approved a new Board of Health Regulation, which requires face coverings in public indoor areas when the county reached “substantial” COVID-19 transmission. The regulation goes into effect on August […]

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August 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces Vaccination Requirements for State Employees Working in Congregate Settings

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced new COVID-19 vaccination requirements for state employees who work in congregate settings with vulnerable populations. State employees working in these settings must show proof of coronavirus vaccination, Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. If they cannot, they will be required to follow strict face mask requirements and must submit […]

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August 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Ofrece Recursos para que los Estudiantes se Preparen para el Regreso a Clases

Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, el año pasado ha sido un torbellino, especialmente para los estudiantes. A medida que se acerca el comienzo del año escolar, las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) prepararon algunos recursos de matemáticas, alfabetización e idiomas en línea para estudiantes y familias. Estos recursos permiten que los estudiantes […]

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August 5, 2021 | Staff Writer

MCPS Offers Resources For Students To Get Ready for Back to School

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past year has been a whirlwind, especially for students. As the beginning of the school year approaches, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) prepared some math, literacy, and languages resources online for students and families. They allow students to review and practice their skills so they are ready to go […]

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August 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

After Pandemic Cancellation Last Year, Police and Residents Connect In-Person for National Night Out

Montgomery County leaders and public safety officials joined residents at neighborhood events Tuesday for National Night Out. The annual event is meant for police to connect with residents and for leaders to encourage community relationships with law enforcement. Residents could also learn about crime prevention and other safety information or about county resources like COVID-19 […]

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August 4, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘The Vaccine Makes A Difference In How This Virus Will Spread’

As the delta variant sweeps the nation, local leaders are concerned about the recent uptick in COVID-19 case rates. County officials project that the trend will continue as more cases are expected within the next few days. “We have a remarkable number of people vaccinated, but even with that, delta is finding a way to […]

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August 4, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Servicio de Entrega de Bebidas Alcohólicas en los Parques Podría Regresar

El delegado de Maryland Marc Korman y el concejal Evan Glass pidieron al Departamento de Planificación y Parques de la Capital Nacional que restablecieran el consumo de alcohol en los parques, y señalaron que creían que se podía hacer sin cambiar ninguna ley. Cuando Maryland estaba en estado de emergencia debido a la pandemia, se […]

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August 4, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Alcohol Delivery May Return to a Montgomery County Park Near You

Maryland Delegate Marc Korman and Councilmember Evan Glass asked the National-Capital Park and Planning Department to reinstate the alcohol in the parks program, noting that they believed it could be done without changing any laws. When Maryland was under a state of emergency due to the pandemic, people were encouraged to enjoy a glass of […]

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August 3, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

MCDOT Building A Better Bus Ride

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the MCDOT funding to create a Ride On Crowd Sourcing System (ROCSS) app that will show bus statuses and passenger amounts, updating every 20 seconds.  The FTA funding was allocated in order to support public transportation and its riders amid the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal […]

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August 3, 2021 | Staff Writer

Federal Lawsuit on Gayles’ Closure of Private Schools Dismissed

An article about the dismissal of a federal lawsuit against Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles substantially repeated the contents of a Bethesda Beat article and was not appropriately attributed. The Montgomery Community Media article has been removed.

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