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September 3, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Requisito del uso de Cubierta Facial en Transporte Público se Extiende Hasta 2022

La Administración de Seguridad del Transporte (TSA) extendió recientemente el requisito del uso de cubiertas faciales en todos los medios de transporte público hasta el 18 de enero de 2022. Esto incluye el uso de mascarillas en los aeropuertos, cuando se viaja en aviones comerciales, autobuses y sistemas de trenes. El requisito inicial, anunciado por […]

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September 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Transportation Face Mask Requirement Extended to 2022

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently extended the face mask requirement on all modes of travel to Jan. 18, 2022.  This includes wearing face masks in airports, and when traveling by commercial aircraft, by buses and by commuter bus and rail systems. The initial requirement, announced by the TSA on Jan. 31, has been extended […]

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August 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

High School Teacher Placed on Leave for Refusing MCPS Mask Requirement

A Paint Branch High School teacher was placed on paid administrative leave for one day after disobeying face mask requirements more than once at the school, according to a letter posted to the teacher’s Facebook page. Angela Harders announced she had been placed on administrative leave in a video Wednesday. According to the letter she […]

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August 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Board of Education Will Consider Statewide Mask Policy

During a meeting Tuesday, members of the Maryland Board of Education decided to consider an emergency regulation for a statewide in-school COVID-19 mask mandate. State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury said he will try to determine if he can legally reject reopening plans from school systems that do not include masking. He said the state’s guidance to […]

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May 19, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich Clarifies Confusion Over CDC’s ‘Wrongly Interpreted’ New Mask Guidance

County leaders are well aware that many people in the community – and across the country – are confused about the new CDC face mask guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated. Some have interpreted the new guidelines to mean that there’s no need for anyone to wear a mask anymore, but that’s not the […]

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April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Will Not Follow State in Lifting Outdoor Dining, Masking Restrictions

On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan lifted Maryland’s outdoor COVID-19 mask mandate effective immediately and lifted all outdoor dining restrictions beginning Saturday, May 1. Counties are allowed to enforce stricter COVID-19 regulations than the state, and Montgomery County leaders said Wednesday evening that current restrictions in the county will remain in place. On Tuesday, the council, […]

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November 18, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Department of Health Distributing Free Masks in Rockville Wednesday Afternoon

The Maryland Department of Health is distributing free packets of masks in Rockville from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18. To encourage Marylanders to wear face coverings in public, the Department of Health launched the #MasksOnMaryland campaign. The free mask giveaways are part of the initiative to make face coverings available to people. The free masks […]

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September 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Charged for Assaulting Liquor Store Employee Over Mask Dispute

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) announced Thursday that they arrested and charged a man with assault in connection to a mask dispute incident at a liquor store in Potomac. Police identified the man as 31-year-old Donald Thomas-Gipson of Silver Spring. Thomas-Gipson faces first and second-degree assault charges, according to MCPD. Police say the incident […]

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August 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Takoma Park City Presents the ‘Maskarena’ Dance

Takoma Park City wants to remind everyone of the importance of wearing a mask during the pandemic. Take a look at this short video to see a fun way to celebrate the face mask. Watch more from our PEG partner, Takoma Park City TV, here. Takoma Park City Manager, Suzanne Ludlow took to Twitter to […]

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August 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New County Order: Face Covering Must Now Cover Mouth, Nose and Chin

Face coverings must cover your chin in addition to the nose and mouth in Montgomery County. On Monday, the county council reviewed and unanimously passed an updated executive order on COVID-19 recovery-which made changes to prior orders, including modifications to the definition of face coverings. According to the order, face coverings should fully cover a person’s nose, […]

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