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September 22, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

CDC Releases Halloween, Trick-Or-Treating Guidelines

With a socially distant Halloween looming, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its holiday celebration guidelines Monday, ranking Halloween activities that pose low, moderate, and high risks. The CDC says traditional activities, including door to door trick-or-treating and trunk-or-treating, top the list as high risk and recommends avoiding them. Doing so will […]

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September 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Waiting for More COVID-19 Data Before Releasing Final Halloween Safety Guidelines

Local leaders are responding to questions regarding how Halloween might look like during the COVID-19 health crisis. Dr. Earl Stoddard, with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, says guidelines are being prepared while observing data but things will change between now and October 31.

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August 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘We Still Have Not Received Any Guidance From the State Regarding Non-Public Schools’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says the county still has not received any state guidance regarding the reopening of non-public schools. County leaders continue to stress that it’s not safe for schools to reopen with in-person learning amid the COVID-19 health crisis. While some private schools are already back in session, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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August 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 26, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Aug. 26, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Virtual Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. Residents can watch the briefing on Facebook Live and […]

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August 20, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Dos Empleados de la Escuela Bullis Dieron Positivo de COVID-19

El lunes, dos miembros del personal no académico de la escuela Bullis en Potomac dieron positivo de COVID-19 y están en cuarentena. El propio equipo de rastreo de la escuela privada “informó inmediatamente a los miembros de la comunidad Bullis que pudieron haber tenido contacto con los miembros del personal”, escribió la escuela en un […]

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August 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Two Bullis School Employees Tested Positive For COVID-19

On Monday, two non-academic staff members at Bullis School in Potomac tested positive for COVID-19 and are self-quarantining. The private school’s track own tracing team “immediately informed those in the Bullis community who may have had contact with the staff members,” the school wrote in a statement. Anyone who was in contact with either or […]

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August 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Awards $1.1 Million to Non-Profit Food Providers

Montgomery County awarded $1,126,100 to 28 local food assistance providers to expand their work into hard-to-reach communities during the global pandemic. These grants are designed to support community nonprofit purchases of refrigerators and freezers, shelving and space enhancements, vehicles, forklifts, hand trucks, computers and software, as well as repairs to existing infrastructure. These purchases will […]

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August 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Under Hyperthermia Alert Until 6 P.M.

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert 1-6 p.m. on Monday.  The alert means that the heat index is predicted to be at least 95 degrees. In other words, when it feels like it is 95 degrees due to a combination of actual temperature and humidity. A Hyperthermia Alert has been issued for Montgomery County […]

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August 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery se Prepara para Posibles Inundaciones al Paso de Isaias

A medida que la tormenta tropical Isaias se acerca a la región, el condado continúa monitoreando su camino. El impacto de la tormenta se sentirá a lo largo de la costa este, incluso aquí en el condado de Montgomery, a medida que avanza hacia el norte durante la semana, según el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional. El […]

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August 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 4, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 4, and today the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates its 230th birthday. You can celebrate its birthday by celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, which also is today. Here are five other things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session:  Today is the last time Montgomery County Council meets before it […]

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