Dr. Raymond Crowel

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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May 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, County DHHS Director Offers Advice for Pandemic

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Dr. Raymond Crowel, director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), offers his advice on coping with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Crowel teaches residents about a specific method of relaxation and meditation called box breathing. He reminds us of two resources you can call […]

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February 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz Emotionally Denounces Supreme Court Immigration Decision

Montgomery County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz led an emotional press conference denouncing the Supreme Court’s Jan. 27 “public charge” immigration decision. The 5-4 decision was voted on along party lines—the four judges appointed by Democratic presidents all voted “no.” It will make it more difficult for immigrants, who have used benefits like Medicaid and food stamps, […]

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March 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Opioid Addiction in Montgomery County

Dr. Raymond Crowel, chief of the Behavioral Health and Crisis Services section of the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, talks about the opioid addiction in this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. You’ll be surprised at what he says about Montgomery County Public Schools. Crowel provided this data about opioid deaths in Montgomery County […]

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