Face mask requirements

July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Put Your Mask On’: Raskin On Anti-Mask Culture on Capitol Hill, House Chamber Mask Mandate

“Put your mask on,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) was heard calling at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who was speaking out of turn during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. “Put your mask on,” he repeated. The hearing featured the CEOs of big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. It also came the same […]

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July 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Survey Says: Pull That Mask Up Over Your Nose

The vast majority of county residents who filled out a survey on masks that was created by the county believe wearing a mask is “very important to slow down the spread of COVID-19.” More than 2,700 people answered the flash survey. Ninety-one percent of the respondents believe wearing a mask is very important, and 78 […]

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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

Starting Thursday, Ride On Passengers Need to Wear Face Coverings

Montgomery County Department of Transportation announced that Ride On passengers will be required to wear face coverings aboard buses starting Thursday. Earlier this week, the county government provided Ride On bus operators with face coverings. MCDOT said in a statement that any passenger that does not comply with this mandate “may be directed not to […]

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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 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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