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September 3, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Dr. Earl Stoddard: ‘We’re Certainly Seeing Flooding in Places We Haven’t Typically Seen It’

With the recent unprecedented fatal flood that happened in Rockville on Wednesday due to remnants of Hurricane Ida, some residents might wonder what areas throughout Montgomery County are prone to flooding. County Office of Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard says places that didn’t typically flood before are starting too, and it’s partially due to […]

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July 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Stoddard Appointed Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

Dr. Earl Stoddard, Director of Montgomery County Emergency Management and Homeland Security and a key leader in the county’s COVID-19 response, has been appointed Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (ACAO) effective Monday, July 26. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced the appointment in a release Friday. Stoddard will assume the role until the county council confirms […]

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July 7, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Delta Variant In United States: Health Leaders Stress Getting Vaccinated

The Delta variant is quickly becoming the dominant strain of the coronavirus in the United States, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention[CDC] data. The variant was first detected in India and has spread across the world. Although the Delta variant hasn’t been detected in Montgomery County, local public health leaders urge residents who […]

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May 12, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Stoddard: Gas Station Closures Driven by ‘Panic Buyers’, Not Actual Supply Shortage

Long lines at gas stations and in some cases, stations running out of gas, are not the result of an actual gasoline shortage according Dr. Earl Stoddard, Montgomery County’s Emergency Management Director. Stoddard says it’s due largely to consumer behavior – specifically panic buying – which he compared to the run on toilet paper during […]

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March 24, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MORE DETAILS: County Shares Logistics For Mass Vaccination Site As April 5 Open Date Nears

A mass vaccination site will open at the Montgomery County College Germantown campus on April 5, and local leaders say it is expected to have the capacity to administer 3,000 COVID-19 doses per day. “This is critical for many of our residents… this is a seven day a week operation,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc […]

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March 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Football is Back After Unanimous Vote by County Council

Football in full gear is back. Friday afternoon, members of the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved guidelines that let the already-shortened three-season high school season go on, although it is considered a “high-risk” sport. Players must wear masks, participate in contact tracing and observe social distancing as much as possible. But according to two football […]

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March 17, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County ‘Confident’ Mass Vaccination Site Will Begin Operating by April 1

Local leaders announced this week that a mass vaccination site is expected to open in Montgomery County soon. It will be located at the Montgomery College Germantown Campus, and health officials say they are preparing how it will operate once more much-needed COVID-19 vaccine doses become available. During the county’s weekly virtual COVID-19 media briefing […]

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March 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes del Condado se Oponen a la Orden de Hogan de Levantar Algunas Restricciones

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció en una conferencia de prensa el martes que el estado comenzará a levantar algunas restricciones como los límites de capacidad en bares, restaurantes y otros establecimientos. La orden ejecutiva de Hogan significa que a partir del viernes a las 5 p.m., se levantarán los límites de capacidad para los restaurantes […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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January 27, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Officials Address Confusion Surrounding Vaccine Preregistration Process

Montgomery County has moved into Priority Group 1B ‘Tier 1’ of the vaccination process, consisting of residents aged 75-and-older. Although residents are asked to preregister for the COVID-19 vaccine, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the process. Some people say they’ve followed the process only to find there are no ‘available appointment slots’ at […]

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