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September 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Assessing Staffing Challenges if Vaccines Become Mandatory

Montgomery County is reaching out to its department managers to determine if the county could function adequately if a mandate for county employees to be vaccinated is enacted. County Executive Marc Elrich said Wednesday afternoon at a weekly media session that he favors mandating all county employees be vaccinated unless they have a medical or […]

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September 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Stoddard Unanimously Appointed Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

Montgomery County Council unanimously approved Earl Stoddard, director of  Montgomery County Emergency Management and Homeland Security, as assistant chief administrative officer, a position he has held on an interim basis since July. On Oct. 5, members of council are expected to interview Sonia Mora and Yaakov “Jake” Weissmann to the other two vacant assistant chief […]

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July 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County May Restore Indoor Mask Mandate Per New CDC Recommendation  

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has recommended the county reinstate the COVID-19 indoor mask mandate if the jurisdiction reaches what the CDC defines as “substantial transmission”: 50 new cases per 100,000 residents for seven days, which is about 525 new cases over a seven-day period for the county. According to a county release Friday, “The […]

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July 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County’s Mass Vaccination Site Closing: ‘Maryland is Squarely on the Road to Recovery’

After about three months of operation, Montgomery County’s only COVID-19 mass vaccination site is closing Friday. “Thanks to your tireless work, new cases are on a downward trend and we are beginning to open back up and Maryland is squarely on the road to recovery,” said Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard […]

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June 29, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmember Rice: ‘Trust The Vaccine. Please Get It.’

Not only are the number of new coronavirus cases dropping steeply among Montgomery County residents, the vaccines are showing they are effective. Ninety seven percent of the recent cases in Maryland are arising in unvaccinated people, according to Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles Also, Gayles noted that 89% of hospitalizations and deaths related […]

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June 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Hosts Town Hall on Women in the Workforce After COVID-19

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is holding a virtual town hall at noon on June 11 on “the alarming reduction in the number of women in the U.S. workforce” due to the pandemic. This is part of a series of town hall meetings concerning the effects of COVID-19. Judy Stephenson, the county’s small business navigator, […]

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March 23, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Watch Live: Hogan to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Announcements at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

Gov. Larry Hogan will make additional COVID-19 vaccine announcements at a media briefing on Tuesday. The briefing will be streamed live at 2:30 p.m. on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Watch the briefing below: The state entered phase 2A of its vaccination plan Tuesday, with all Marylanders 60 and older now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. […]

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March 18, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch Live: Hogan to Make ‘Major’ Vaccine Announcement at 2 p.m. Thursday

Gov. Larry Hogan will make a “major announcement” about the state’s vaccine plan on Thursday. Hogan’s announcement will be streamed live at 2 p.m. on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The state is currently in phase 1C of its vaccination plan. On Tuesday, Montgomery County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard announced that […]

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March 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes del Condado se Oponen a la Orden de Hogan de Levantar Algunas Restricciones

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció en una conferencia de prensa el martes que el estado comenzará a levantar algunas restricciones como los límites de capacidad en bares, restaurantes y otros establecimientos. La orden ejecutiva de Hogan significa que a partir del viernes a las 5 p.m., se levantarán los límites de capacidad para los restaurantes […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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