Dr. Travis Gayles

May 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Dr. Gayles’ Memorial Day Message: ‘This Will Not Be Your Typical Unofficial Start of Summer Weekend’

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, residents are being urged to continue practicing guidelines put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says this goes for all county residents – including high school seniors anticipating the “beach week” tradition. “While all of us want to go to the […]

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May 21, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 21 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Memorial Day Message: Memorial Day weekend is almost here and Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles is advising residents to continue following guidelines put in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here to watch his message. […]

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May 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 14 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.County Will Remain on Stay at Home Order: County Executive and Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold a news conference today at noon to discuss what criteria must be met before additional openings and other activities can be allowed in Montgomery […]

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May 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Recreation, Parks Cancel Scheduled Summer Camps

The Montgomery County Recreation Department and the Parks Department announced in separate statements Wednesday all of its summer camps are canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Refunds are being processed to anyone who has registered. According to Carmen Berrios Martinez, a spokesperson for the Recreation Department, about 6,500 people had registered for 2020 summer recreation […]

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May 8, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles Emphasizes Importance of Recreation While Being Safe and Smart

Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the first steps towards reopening the state. This includes allowing people to go to places like golf courses, tennis courts, state parks, and playgrounds. Meanwhile, local officials are urging residents to stay home except for essential travel and approved outdoor activities to help prevent the spread of the virus. Montgomery Parks […]

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May 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Updated COVID-19 Data Shows How Virus is Impacting Local Community

Lots of updated information regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Montgomery County is available. County Executive Marc Elrich, and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles discussed pandemic efforts during their weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday. County Executive Elrich confirmed the grim milestone of 304 COVID-19 related deaths. Currently, there’s more than 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 […]

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April 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich, Gayles Address Nursing Home Data in COVID-19 Briefing

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich gave a COVID-19 update during a virtual media briefing on Wednesday. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles also spoke, and the variety of topics include coronavirus case data for nursing homes, emergency relief funding, and testing kit availability. Governor Larry Hogan recently directed the Maryland Department of Health to publish […]

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April 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Nursing Homes Account for 60% of COVID-19 Deaths in County

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 that have occurred in Montgomery County’s senior residential facilities account for 60 percent of all the COVID-19 deaths and about one-quarter of all the cases here. As of Wednesday morning, Montgomery County’s nursing homes, assisted living facilities and group homes with more than 10 occupants accounted for 1,043 […]

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April 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

21 School Nurses Trained to be Contact Tracers for Montgomery County

21 school health nurses were trained Wednesday to provide contact tracing for COVID-19 patients in Montgomery County, Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles said at a virtual county council meeting Thursday.  Contact tracing has been happening since COVID-19 first entered Montgomery County, Gayles said, but it became a bigger focus after Gov. Larry […]

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April 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at Wheaton Library and Recreation Center

Montgomery County opened a new COVID-19 testing facility on Wednesday at the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center, said Dr. Travis Gayles, Chief of Public Health Services in Montgomery County.  The recreation center will be open for testing on Wednesdays. At a virtual media briefing, Gayles said the county is gearing up to open another […]

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