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July 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Featured - Phase 2

County Leaders Address Businesses That Ignore Phase Re-Opening Guidelines

Montgomery County leaders have made it clear that any business that ignores public health orders faces potential citations and closures. Currently, the county is in Phase 2 of re-opening. Local health leaders say they want to see a continuous decrease in COVID-19 cases before moving into Phase 3. During a virtual media briefing on Wednesday, […]

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July 1, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

The FBI Warns Public of Potential COVID-19 Related Scams

The FBI has published a press release about potential scams related to COVID-19. They say that these scams include marketing fake or unapproved COVID-19 antibody tests which can lead to false results and scammers attempting to steal personal information for medical insurance or identity theft schemes. Dr. Earl Stoddard, the Director at Montgomery County Office […]

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June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

All public firework displays have been canceled for Montgomery County ahead of July Fourth due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. With social distancing and other restrictions still in effect to try and reduce the virus’ spread, many anticipated events have/are being canceled to avoid potential risk. July Fourth is only the latest in a list of […]

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June 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Featured - Phase 2

New County Task Force Answers Reopening Questions, Concerns

The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management has established a new Q&A task force team to respond to the questions and concerns of residents about the Phase 2 re-openings. Montgomery County Emergency Management Director, Dr. Earl Stoddard, says since the recent launch, the Q&A task force team has responded to a variety of about 80 questions. Most of […]

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June 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Ambassadors Program Providing Reopening Resources to Local Businesses

A new Ambassadors Program is providing resources and educational materials regarding reopening phases to local businesses. Montgomery County leaders say the business community is a critical component in ensuring the safety and well-being of its employees and county residents during the COVID-19 health crisis. All businesses, as a condition of reopening, are required to abide by specific […]

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June 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Phase 2 Reopening: Swimming Pools and Shopping Malls Will Open With Restrictions

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich discussed Phase 2 reopening during his weekly COVID-19 media briefing on Wednesday. Beginning this Friday at 5:00 p.m., swimming pools and shopping malls are on the list of places that will open with restrictions. County health officer Dr. Travis Gayles, who joined Elrich during the briefing, mentioned that the gradual […]

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June 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Not Seen Uptick in COVID-19 Cases Since Protests Began, Gayles Says

Montgomery County has not seen an increase in COVID-19 cases due to large-scale Black Lives Matter protests, said County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. “What we have observed here is since that started within the county, we have not seen an uptick in cases,” he said at a county council meeting Tuesday. He emphasized that […]

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June 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Leaders Mull Next Steps for Transitioning to Phase 2 of Reopening

Montgomery County leaders held a virtual media briefing Wednesday to give a weekly COVID-19 update. County Executive Marc Elrich was joined by county Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and county Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director, Dr. Earl Stoddard. The prerequisites for gradual transition from Phase 1 of reopening to Phase 2 were the main topics […]

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May 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich to Announce Reopening Plans for Montgomery County Thursday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will hold a press conference Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with other officials to announce reopening and recovery plans for the county. A statement from the county says he will be joined by County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles, Director of the county’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Dr. […]

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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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