face coverings

July 7, 2020 | Mira Varghese

County Reminds Residents of Face Covering Requirement

As cases of COVID-19 rise across the country, Montgomery County took to Twitter on Tuesday to issue a reminder about its public health order to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of the virus. Although restrictions have been loosened so that the county can begin its economic recovery, the face covering requirement has not. […]

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June 29, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Health Officials Continue to Stress Importance of Face Coverings

The county has entered Phase 2 re-opening and local health officials are reminding residents about the importance of wearing face coverings. According to the CDC, a face covering is any paper or cloth (like a bandana or scarf) that is well-secured and covers your nose and mouth.  Montgomery County released a Health Directive that emphasizes where face coverings […]

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April 28, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Providing Face Coverings for Ride On Passengers Who Can’t Provide Their Own

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation launched a program today to provide face coverings for passengers on buses who don’t have their own. Face coverings are required during the coronavirus crisis to be worn on public transportation according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order. Because of this, MCDOT is urging passengers to wear a face […]

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April 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

20 Places to Get Masks in Montgomery County

Governor Hogan’s order to wear face coverings in retail stores or when riding public transportation went into effect Saturday, April 18. Prior to that Montgomery County residents have been required to wear face coverings in grocery stores, pharmacies, big box stores and farmer’s markets since Monday, April 13. Montgomery Community Media asked our Facebook followers […]

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April 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MOCO Mask Makers: Volunteer Group Sews Free Masks for Community

MOCO Mask Makers is a volunteer group that sews free face masks for the Montgomery County community.  Since Saturday, Marylanders have been required to wear face coverings in retail stores and on public transportation to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Theresa Hiatt, logistics coordinator for MOCO Mask Makers, says the group has delivered over […]

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April 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Starting Saturday, All Marylanders Need to Wear Face Masks, Coverings

Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring Marylanders (over the age of 9) to wear face masks and coverings when inside of retail establishments and while using public transportation. Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday that the order will be in effect 7 a.m. on Saturday. The order also requires retail establishments—food establishments, […]

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April 15, 2020 | Michelle Queen

UPDATE: Five More Places in Montgomery County Selling Face Masks to the Public

CORRECTION: Derwood Cleaners is not selling masks. The store has been removed from this list. Trying to find a business selling face masks to the public? Finding it frustrating at best to make a mask from a T-shirt? Maybe we can help. Last week, Montgomery Community Media asked our Facebook followers this question, “Know anyone […]

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April 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Places in Montgomery County Selling Face Masks to the Public

Trying to find a business selling face masks to the public? Finding it frustrating at best to make a mask from a T-shirt? Maybe we can help. Last week, Montgomery Community Media asked our Facebook followers this question, “Know anyone in Montgomery County making face coverings for the public?” Here are the first five places […]

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April 10, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

What To Do If You Do Not Have Face Masks

Local health officials are stepping it up a notch when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Beginning Monday, April 13, a new health order is requiring shoppers to wear face coverings at stores in Montgomery County. This goes for grocery stores, pharmacies, and large chain retail stores. Health officials say cloth masks are an […]

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