April 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Meal Packs Offered For Seniors at Grab-and-Go Sites

Seniors in Montgomery County can get frozen meal packs at “grab and go” locations and through delivery.  The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) and Jewish Council for the Aging started offering the meal packs on March 18, according to a statement from the county. The service is […]

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March 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for March 25 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, March 25 and here are five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. County Transportation Resources for Adults, People with Disabilities:  Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services started a website with transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities during the […]

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March 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Whetstone Elementary Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An employee at Whetstone Elementary School in Montgomery Village has tested positive for coronavirus, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services confirmed. The case is the first positive test of an Montgomery County Public Schools employee, according to County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. “While every case is concerning, it is not surprising […]

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March 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Police Officer Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An officer from Montgomery County Police Department has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a Montgomery County press release. The statement says the officer worked “across several sections of the police department,” but had little interaction with the public. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said in a statement that this is the first […]

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March 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Health Officer Updates Numbers of Local COVID-19 Cases

During a press conference on Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan said there are 57 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maryland. That’s a 54% increase since Monday, making it the largest one day jump the state has experienced so far. There are more than 130 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Washington region officials say. Montgomery County’s […]

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March 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery College Cancels Weekend Classes, Moves to Remote Learning

Montgomery College announced Wednesday that classes scheduled Thursday though Saturday are canceled amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard said in an email to the campus community that after spring break—which is March 16 through 20—the college would transition to remote learning from March 23 to April 3. The decision was […]

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March 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Deputy Superintendent Warns of False Social Media Posts About Coronavirus

Montgomery County Public Schools Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight warned the school community about false social media posts circulating regarding the coronavirus cases in Montgomery County. McKnight spoke at the MCPS Board of Education meeting Tuesday about the school system’s response regarding the coronavirus. She said the school system is working closely with the Montgomery County […]

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March 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

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Montgomery College Advises Student ‘Exhibiting Flu-Like Symptoms’ to Stay Home

Montgomery College (MC) President DeRionne Pollard emailed the school community a “Coronavirus Update” Monday evening. Pollard said in the email that the college has been in contact with Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) after learning about a student who reported being in contact with others who were “exhibiting flu-like symptoms.” Since […]

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February 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Health and Human Services, MCPS Continue Coronavirus Preparedness

In an statement yesterday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) let parents and guardians know that it’s working with the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on a public health plan in case the coronavirus outbreak reaches Montgomery County. Thus far, no one has been diagnosed with the coronavirus in Maryland or the greater […]

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February 13, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCPS Launches ‘Let’s Clear the Air’ Campaign to Prevent Vaping

Montgomery County Public Schools has launched Let’s Clear the Air, a campaign geared towards preventing vaping amongst youth. A press conference was held on Thursday Feb. 6 to announce the launch of the campaign. MCPS partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services in order to raise awareness about the dangers of vaping.  There […]

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