face masks

November 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Has ‘Stocked Up’ on PPE Since the Spring

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the spring, there was a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment in Montgomery County. But eight months later after stocking up on face masks, gloves, and sanitizer, the county is much better equipped, according to County Executive Marc Elrich. Elrich says local testing efforts have also ramped up and are […]

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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 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two County Businesses Shut Down for COVID-19 Violations

Montgomery County inspectors visited four businesses last weekend, temporarily closing one and ordering another to cease and desist.  Rockville Escape Room was ordered to cease and desist and will also receive a civil citation, according to inspection documents from the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Inspectors visited Friday and found the business […]

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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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July 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

Dr. Gayles Stresses Importance of Wearing Masks and Doing it Properly

In Montgomery County, health officials say everyone must wear a face covering unless they are children under the age of two, or unless someone has a health condition or disability that makes it difficult to wear a face mask. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says the evidence is clear that masks can help […]

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July 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Expands Mask Order Outdoors, Issues Travel Advisory, Announces Deputy Health Secretary’s Retirement

At a coronavirus news conference Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan made five big announcements about the state’s response to the public health crisis. Here’s what you should know: 1) Maryland will not move to phase 3 of reopening: Hogan says for the time being Maryland will remain in stage 2 of Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery plan […]

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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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July 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Rep. Raskin Sponsors Homemade Mask Contest

To promote the wearing of masks in an effort to decrease the spread of COVID-19, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin is holding a Homemade Mask Contest for residents in his district. “We must all do our part to keep ourselves and other people safe by vigilantly adhering to public health guidance,” he said in a July […]

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July 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Walmart, Best Buy and Starbucks Requiring Customers to Wear Facemasks

Walmart, Best Buy, and Starbucks have announced that customers will be required to wear facemasks in stores. Starbucks and Best Buy are enforcing their masks policies starting July 15 and Walmart’s policy will go into effect on Monday, July 20. However, Montgomery County residents have been required to wear masks inside of all establishments since […]

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