Executive Order

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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June 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

DOJ Asks County for Same Freedoms Between Religious Assembly and Protests

The Department of Justice (DOJ) sent a letter to Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the county council on Wednesday with concerns about the county neglecting religious freedoms under the First Amendment while allowing the freedom to protest.  In the letter, Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ Civil Rights Division Eric Dreiband asks Elrich and […]

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May 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Approves Phase 1 Order, Denounces Offensive Language from Residents

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved County Executive Marc Elrich’s new executive order to enter Phase 1 of reopening. On Thursday, Elrich held a press conference to announce that the county will begin a slow reopening starting Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. He was met with booing and name-calling protesters, who believe the process […]

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May 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Issues Executive Order Extending ‘Stay at Home’ Order

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve County Executive Marc Elrich’s executive order to extend Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order.  On May 6, Hogan amended his March 30 Stay at Home executive order to allow activities like golf and tennis. The amended order also opened state beaches and parks, and allows elective […]

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May 12, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Fenton Village’s Taste the World Event Now Take-Out Only

Fenton Village’s 10th anniversary of the Taste the World celebration in Silver Spring will take place from Sunday, May 17 through Saturday, May 23. Due to Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order, people can only order take-out from the restaurants, instead of dining in. The event will feature more than two dozen local restaurants. The goal […]

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April 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

All Maryland Nursing Home Residents and Staff Must be Tested for COVID-19

All Maryland nursing home residents and staff will be tested for COVID-19 under a new executive order, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday.  There are 4,011 COVID-19 cases at 143 nursing homes in Maryland. 46 percent of deaths from the illness are nursing home residents, Hogan said.  The executive order also requires all nursing homes to […]

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