COVID-19

April 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 7 in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 7 and it is World Health Day. World Health Day aims to bring awareness to health issues around the world. Because of the coronavirus, this year, more than others, we understand why this is an important day. Here are give things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session:  […]

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April 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site to Open in White Oak This Week

Montgomery County has added another drive-thru COVID-19 testing site. This one is located in White Oak. Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program (VEIP) testing sites are starting to pop-up throughout Maryland in response to the coronavirus health emergency. The Maryland Department of Health, in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland National Guard, Maryland State Police, local […]

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April 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Corrections Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An employee at Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DOCR) has tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from Montgomery County Government. The employee last worked at Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Boyds on March 26. Staff who had been in close contact with the employee have been notified and are quarantined, […]

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April 6, 2020 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Dr. Carey Heller

BLOG: Navigating Remote Learning During COVID-19

The Covid 19 epidemic has rapidly altered the daily routine of the majority of Americans as well as others across a large part of the world. Montgomery County and the D.C. area as a whole is no different. One of the major changes in daily life for children, teens, and their parents, is the transition […]

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April 6, 2020 | Grace Mottley

‘File of Life’ Form Prepares Residents to Make Trip to Hospital Alone

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services is encouraging residents to complete a File of Life form to prepare for unexpected emergencies and trips to the hospital during the COVID-19 health crisis. File of Life is a non-profit organization focused on preparing the elderly for emergencies. A File of Life is a form that anyone can […]

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April 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Offers Mental Health Guidance During Pandemic

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offered guidance on supporting your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The county said in a statement that it’s okay to be anxious, and it’s important that people try to find ways to take care of their mental health. Focus on the facts and efforts […]

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April 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Cardin and Van Hollen: Maryland Does Not Have Enough COVID-19 Supplies

U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin expressed frustration over the lack of testing kits, personal protective equipment and ventilators being sent to Maryland. “Today, Maryland does not have adequate supplies,” Cardin said Monday afternoon in a joint telephone call. “We have been extremely frustrated with the lack of essential supplies, and we have […]

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April 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Seniors Can Take Free Online Classes About Zoom, Telemedicine and More

Seniors in Montgomery County can take free online classes to learn how to use technology to help themselves through Senior Planet Montgomery.  Senior Planet Montgomery is a technology training program for people over 60. They usually offer lectures and courses at county facilities, but have moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The classes are […]

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April 6, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Gayles: Estatus Migratorio no Interesa para Cuidarse de la Pandemia

La ciudadanía no importa cuando se trata de hacerse pruebas y cuidarse de COVID-19, dice el Dr. Travis Gayles, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Montgomery y Jefe de Servicios de Salud Pública. “No permita que su estatus migratorio influya en su elección de buscar tratamiento médico para hacerse la prueba de COVID-19″, dijo Gayles […]

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April 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Urges Residents to Not Let Immigration Status Influence Getting COVID-19 Care

Citizenship does not matter when it comes to getting testing and care for COVID-19, says Montgomery County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles. “Do not let your immigration status influence your choice to seek medical treatment to get tested for COVID-19,” Gayles said at a virtual community briefing April 2.  […]

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