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April 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘It’s Exciting’: High School Students Receive COVID-19 Vaccines

All Marylanders ages 16 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. During a county council meeting Tuesday, Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said the county is looking at strategies to engage younger people and encourage them to pre-register and get vaccinated. On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that the state is launching an […]

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April 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Starting Tuesday, Marylanders 16+ Are Eligible for Vaccine at Mass Vaccination Sites

Beginning Tuesday, all Marylanders ages 16+ will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at the state’s mass vaccination sites, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Monday. Hogan said that by April 12, residents 16+ will be eligible through all vaccine providers in the state. He noted that those ages 16-17 can only be […]

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April 2, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Mayores de 16 años en Maryland son Eligibles para Preregistrarse en los Sitios de Vacunación Masiva

El gobernador Larry Hogan anuncio el jueves que todos los residentes de Maryland mayores de 16 años pueden preregistrarse con el estado para obtener la vacuna contra el COVID-19 en un sitio de vacunación masiva. Hogan dijo que el estado probablemente podrá anunciar una amplia aceleración de la elegibilidad de la vacuna en los próximos […]

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April 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

All Marylanders Ages 16+ Now Eligible to Preregister for State Mass Vaccination Sites

Effective immediately, all Marylanders ages 16+ can preregister with the state for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a mass vaccination site, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. Hogan said the state will likely be able to announce further acceleration of vaccine eligibility in the days ahead. He met with the White House […]

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March 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Vaccine Eligibility Expands to Include Residents 16+ with Underlying Conditions

On Tuesday, Maryland entered COVID-19 vaccine Phase 2B, expanding eligibility to residents ages 16+ with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19, as well as other groups. The state directs residents to a CDC webpage that lists which conditions can lead adults of any age to be more likely severely ill from […]

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February 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Need More Damn Vaccines’: Hogan Says Shortage Will Last for Foreseeable Future 

“The basic problem is pretty simple: we need more damn vaccines,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Tuesday. He said every state, county and city in the U.S. is facing the issue of COVID-19 vaccine demand outweighing supply. “And we’ve been told by the federal government that this problem will continue to […]

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January 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Proposes Direct Stimulus Payments as Part of New $1 Billion Relief Package

Gov. Larry Hogan introduced a $1 billion stimulus and tax relief package Monday that includes direct stimulus payments to qualifying Marylanders. The Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs and Families (RELIEF) Act must be passed by the state legislature before it can take effect. The 2021 legislative session begins Wednesday, and Hogan said he […]

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February 21, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

School Board Committee Proposes No Academic Requirements for MCPS Athletes Freshman Year

In a Policy Management Committee meeting on Feb. 18, the Montgomery County school board committee proposed that high school freshmen should be eligible for sports and extracurricular activities regardless of their grades. The discussion initiated when reviewing the student policy that requires student-athletes to maintain a 2.0 GPA and have no more than one failing […]

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May 4, 2016 | Staff Writer

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in April

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to find out. For the month of April, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction Fish in a Tree […]

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