Dr. Travis Gayles

August 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Bullis School Parent Reacts to Private School Directive

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an emergency order Monday in a move against Montgomery County’s directive for private schools to remain virtual until at least Oct. 1. MyMCMedia spoke with a Bullis School parent about the county’s directive and fall reopening.

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August 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gayles, Elrich React to Hogan Overturning Directive to Keep Private Schools Closed

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles learned that Gov. Larry Hogan was overturning the county’s directive to keep private schools in the county closed over a Zoom news conference Monday afternoon. Moments after Hogan tweeted the emergency order – which allows private schools to set their own reopening plan […]

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August 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Issues Emergency Order, Prevents Montgomery County from Closing Private Schools

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Twitter that he’s issued “an amended emergency order” that allows private and independent schools to set their own reopening plan. I have issued an amended emergency order ensuring that local schools and school systems retain the primary authority to determine when to safely reopen their facilities. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/DGcF5EBxx6 […]

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August 3, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan: ‘Totalmente en Desacuerdo’ Respecto al Cierre de las Escuelas Privadas

El gobernador de Maryland Larry Hogan escribió el sábado en su cuenta de Twitter que “está totalmente en desacuerdo con la decisión del condado de Montgomery de ordenar el cierre de escuelas privadas y parroquiales”. El anuncio se produce después de que el Dr. Travis Gayles, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Montgomery, emitiera una […]

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August 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘I Strongly Disagree’: Hogan on Montgomery County Directing Private Schools to Stay Closed

Gov. Larry Hogan took to Twitter Saturday to announce that he “strongly disagree[s] with Montgomery County’s decision to mandate the closure of private and parochial schools.” The announcement comes after Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued a directive Friday, ordering private and independent schools to remain closed through Oct. 1. (The county will […]

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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Private Schools Directed to Stay Closed for Start of Academic Year

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued a directive Friday ordering private and independent schools in the county to remain closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1. The announcement was made Friday evening in a Montgomery County news release, explaining the decision intends to “protect the health and safety of Montgomery County residents as well as parents, students, […]

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July 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

Dr. Gayles Stresses Importance of Wearing Masks and Doing it Properly

In Montgomery County, health officials say everyone must wear a face covering unless they are children under the age of two, or unless someone has a health condition or disability that makes it difficult to wear a face mask. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says the evidence is clear that masks can help […]

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July 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Parent Leader Reacts to Decision About Virtual-Only First Semester

Members of the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations are responding to MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith’s announcement on updates to the district’s Fall 2020 recovery plan. Dr. Smith announced on Wednesday that MCPS would remain in a virtual-only instructional model for the first semester and “the foreseeable future.” The plan will be reassessed in […]

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July 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Leaders Explain How Data Is Used To Drive Re-Opening Decisions

During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich gave updates regarding current COVID-19 data. Key topics included new case totals, how the county data dashboard helps determine re-opening decisions, a shift in where cases are originating from in local jurisdictions, and an increase in testing capacity across the county. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis […]

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July 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Says ‘Realities Have Changed,’ In-School Learning is Not Safe

In-school learning is not a safe option right now, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said at a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) media briefing Wednesday.  MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced Tuesday that the first semester of the 2020-21 academic year, beginning Aug. 31 and ending on Jan. 21, 2021, will be virtual-only […]

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