Dr. Raymond Crowel

June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Received About 6,300 Rental Assistance Applications So Far  

As of Sunday, Montgomery County has received about 6,300 applications for the latest round of its rent relief program, County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Director Dr. Raymond Crowel said during a virtual media briefing Monday. About $1.5 million in assistance has been distributed, he said. The county expects to be able to […]

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June 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Leaders Celebrate New Treatment Center: ‘This Facility Is Going To Save Lives’

Montgomery County leaders joined a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the new Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville. Under construction since fall 2018, the center offers 64 residential beds for substance use disorder treatment, as well as outpatient treatment services. County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said the facility is needed now more than ever. […]

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May 19, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Commemorates National Mental Health Awareness Month in May

During the pandemic, mental health issues and drug overdoses rose as did calls for help to Montgomery County’s mobile crisis team. Dr. Raymond Crowel, director of the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, told members of the Montgomery County Council May 19 as part of a presentation for this month’s Mental Health Awareness month […]

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February 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

100-Year-Old Resident Receives COVID-19 Vaccine in Silver Spring

Harvey Zeigler, a 100-year-old Montgomery County resident, received his COVID-19 vaccine at the East County Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring on Sunday. The county health department is operating COVID-19 vaccination clinics that aim to provide better access to residents in underserved areas, according to the county. Vaccine appointments are being offered to seniors in […]

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February 17, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Asian American Health Initiative to Host Vaccine Town Hall Feb. 23

The Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) and the Office of Community Partnerships will host a virtual town hall on Feb. 23 to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. Speakers attending the event include County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz and Director of the Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Raymond Crowel. Guest speakers and attendees will discuss the […]

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February 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Council President Hucker: County is Reviewing Indoor Dining Restrictions

Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker said at a media briefing Monday that as coronavirus cases are going down, the county is consulting with health officials about possibly easing indoor dining restrictions. “We all want our indoor dining to reopen as quickly as possible,” Hucker said at a media briefing Monday. Gov. Larry Hogan announced […]

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February 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Weather Delays COVID-19 Vaccine Shots for Some County Residents

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services had to cancel COVID-19 vaccine appointments Monday due to winter weather and hazardous road conditions. Dr. Raymond Crowel, the director of Montgomery County DHHS, explains what process is in place for rescheduling appointments for those who had their appointment canceled. Anyone with questions about the coronavirus vaccine […]

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January 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Vaccination Phase 1 Expanding to Some ‘Severely Immunocompromised’ Groups

Beginning Feb. 1, Maryland will expand its COVID-19 vaccination Phase 1 to include some “severely immunocompromised” residents, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Vaccinations will be administered through hospital-based providers and state officials will give guidance to providers. As explained by Dr. David Marcozzi, COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of […]

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January 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Expects to Receive Only Half of COVID-19 Vaccines Requested This Week

Montgomery County officials expect to receive about half the amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses they requested for this week, Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers said during a council meeting Tuesday. County Health and Human Services (DHHS) requested about 12,000 doses this week, however the county was allotted 6,700 as of Tuesday morning, Bridgers said. […]

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June 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: Outside Consultant Will Help Montgomery County Reimagine Policing

County Executive Marc Elrich announced at a news conference Thursday that Montgomery County will hire an outside consultant to conduct a full review of the police department. Elrich says the consultant will serve as an independent task force that could launch as soon as Aug. 1 and will do a “top to bottom review” of […]

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