Executive Order

November 19, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Gov. Hogan Issues Executive Order Allowing Early Release of Prisoners

Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order Nov. 17 that would allow the early release of certain prisoners to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Inmates who qualify under this order are those who are scheduled to be released within four months or eligible for home detention (expedited home detention). The Maryland Parole Commission will also […]

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November 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 12, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.Weekly Virtual COVID-19 Media Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the County’s Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will be joined by County Council President Sidney Katz; Stonebridge Principal Douglas Firstenberg; Quality Biological President and CEO Angela Graham, and US Pharmacopeia CEO Dr. Ronald T. Piervincenzi for an announcement from […]

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November 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Passes CE Elrich’s Order to Reinstate Capacity Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Montgomery County Councilmembers unanimously voted to end alcohol sales in restaurants and bars after 10 p.m. and to reduce gathering sizes from 50 to 25 people, citing increasing cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the county’s Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program will be suspended but take-out orders will be permitted, the council agreed at […]

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November 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Issues Order to Reinstate COVID-19 Restrictions: ‘This is Something We Just Have to Do’

Updated Post (Nov. 5): The Montgomery County Council said it will not vote on Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s executive order to reinstate some COVID-19 restrictions until next week. The changes will not go into effect Friday at 5 p.m. Original Post (Nov. 4): Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said it is time to reinstate […]

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November 5, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich Emite una Orden Ejecutiva para Restablecer las Restricciones de COVID-19

Publicación actualizada (5 de noviembre, 10:15 a.m): El Concejo del condado de Montgomery dijo que no votará sobre la orden ejecutiva del ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, para restablecer algunas restricciones de COVID-19 hasta la próxima semana. Los cambios no entrarán en vigor el viernes a las 5 p.m.   El ejecutivo del […]

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August 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Classifying Soccer as High Risk, County Still Reviewing Guidelines

Montgomery County is still considering how to approach soccer during the ongoing pandemic.  County Executive Marc Elrich issued an executive order last week amending his Phase 2 reopening order. Under the directive, high-risk sports are limited to no-contact skills building and drills, while low and medium-risk sports can have games. The county references the Maryland […]

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August 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘No One’s Going to Come’: Restaurant Owners Disapprove of 10 p.m. Alcohol Restriction

Beginning Wednesday at noon, Montgomery County restaurants and bars will not be allowed to sell alcohol for on-premise consumption after 10 p.m. Under County Executive Marc Elrich’s executive order amending his Phase 2 reopening order, food service establishments can still sell alcohol for carry-out after 10 p.m. The order includes other changes like eliminating the […]

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July 30, 2020 | Tori Bergel

White Oak Bowling Lanes Angered by Forced Re-Closure

White Oak Bowling Lanes in Silver Spring is enlisting the public to help them overturn an executive order causing the business to close down despite continued reopening efforts throughout the county. On Tuesday, the bowling alley surprised customers when it posted to Facebook saying that it would be closing its doors again after over a […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Hogan Urges Leaders To Enforce Public Health Requirements In Restaurants and Bars

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday that local leaders must increase their enforcement of public health requirements in bars and restaurants across the state. The announcement comes as a result of new cases linked to non-compliance with public health requirements. “The vast majority of bars and restaurants in our state are in compliance, but some are […]

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July 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Hogan Extends Order to Stop Utility Shutoffs, Late Fees

Gov. Larry Hogan extended his executive order barring utility service charges, late fees or shut offs until Aug. 1 or the end of Maryland’s state of emergency, if that happens first. No electric, gas, sewage disposal, telegraph, telephone, water, cable television company or internet service provider may terminate service to customers or charge fees under […]

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