Dr. Travis Gayles

February 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Dr. Gayles on Return to In-Person Learning: ‘Guidance That We Provided Continues To Be The Same’

The Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education recently voted to allow students to return to the classroom in phases beginning March 1. Meanwhile, local health officials continue to offer guidance to help mitigate transmission of the COVID-19 virus as the transition back to in-person learning gears up. According to the MCPS Spring 2021: Recovery […]

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February 18, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Considers Lifting Some Restrictions if COVID-19 Cases Continue to Decline

COVID-19 case numbers are starting to slightly decrease in Montgomery County, and officials say it’s most likely partly due to vaccines becoming more available and most people following safety guidelines. “The numbers are encouraging, but they are not numbers we want to get comfortable with,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich during his weekly virtual […]

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February 16, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Dr. Gayles on Unused Vaccinations: ‘We’re Not Tossing Doses in the Trash Can’

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles wanted to “clarify and emphasize” to those with questions that all the allotted COVID-19 vaccine doses at the County’s disposal are ultimately used. “We’re not tossing doses in the trash can at the end of the day. We’re repurposing them in our future clinics,” said Dr. Gayles during […]

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February 11, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Addresses Problems With State’s Vaccine Preregistration Scheduling System

Challenges surrounding a shortage in vaccines in Montgomery County and throughout the state continue to plague county residents. “We understand that people are eager to get their shots, but there’s just not enough vaccines,” said County Executive Marc Elrich during a virtual media briefing on Thursday. Based on the latest data, more people have been […]

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February 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Participe en la Conversación Comunitaria en Español sobre la Vacuna Covid-19

El lunes 8 de febrero a las 7:00 p.m. en vivo y de manera virtual se llevará a cabo una conversación comunitaria sobre la vacuna y el proceso de vacunación Covid-19 en el condado de Montgomery. MyMCM conversó con Lorna Virgili, la portavoz hispana del condado y quien además será la moderadora del evento virtual, […]

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February 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Gayles: County Needs More Partners to get Residents Vaccinated Quicker

If Montgomery County continues to receive only 5,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination weekly, it could take years for all residents to receive the shot, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles predicted during his appearance on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi radio show Feb. 1. The state also allocates doses for county residents at several area hospitals, […]

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January 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne and Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Government Starts Vaccinating Residents 75+

Montgomery County Enters Vaccine Phase 1B; State of Maryland in Phase 1C Montgomery County announced that it has entered Phase 1B of its COVID-19 distribution plan. Phase 1B includes adults age 75 or older (tier 1) and essential frontline workers (tier 2 and tier 3 — see tweet below for a breakdown of these tiers). […]

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January 25, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Condado Entra en la Fase 1B de Vacunación para Personas Mayores de 75 Años

Los funcionarios del condado de Montgomery están vacunando a los residentes y empleados de atención médica de primera línea que trabajan en el condado, tanto como sea posible, pero podrían vacunar a más personas contra el COVID-19 si tuvieran dosis adicionales, dijeron los funcionarios el 25 de enero durante una conferencia de prensa. Please join […]

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January 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Enters Vaccination Phase 1B Monday for Those 75 and Older

Montgomery County officials are vaccinating residents and front line health care employees who work in the county as much as possible but could vaccinate more people against COVID-19 if they had additional doses, they said Jan. 25 during a news briefing. On Monday, the county entered Phase 1B, which includes people who are at least […]

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January 22, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles Stresses Importance of Residents Waiting Their Turn for Vaccinations

County health officials say some residents have tried to get the COVID-19 vaccine before it’s their turn. Currently, Montgomery County is in the process of moving into Phase 1B of the vaccination process. “We are hopeful that we will be able to move forward and begin offering vaccines to those over the age of 75 […]

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