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May 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions but Still Working on Getting More Residents Vaccinated

As of May 28, there will be no capacity limits for outdoor gatherings and indoor gatherings will be limited to 250 people, explained Robert Drummer, senior legislative attorney. Face coverings will not be required when outdoors, and those who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear face coverings indoors except when in schools and […]

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March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles: Counties Now Required to Follow State Vaccine Eligibility Phasing

The state issued a memo Monday that, effective immediately, directs entities providing COVID-19 vaccines to follow the state’s phasing for eligibility, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said during a council meeting Tuesday. County health departments are included within those providers. Maryland moved to vaccination Phase 2 (2A) Tuesday, expanding eligibility to all residents […]

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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 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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February 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

As Elrich Proposes 25% Indoor Dining Reopening, Officials Discuss Balancing Health and Business

Montgomery County officials discussed balancing public health and economic interests Wednesday, as County Executive Marc Elrich proposes a return to indoor dining at 25% capacity. Elrich sent an executive order to the county council Tuesday in order to make the change. Indoor alcohol sales must stop at 10 p.m. and customers would be limited to […]

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