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November 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘A Clearly Deteriorated Relationship’: Councilmembers Exasperated by Communication from State

Montgomery County councilmembers were upset after learning that State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon rejected a waiver request from the county asking to continue relaxed teacher-child ratios in early childcare facilities. In a letter, County Executive Marc Elrich requested that Salmon let the county maintain the teacher-child ratio in classrooms with three and four-year-olds, at 1:14 […]

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November 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 18, in Montgomery County

It is Wednesday, Nov. 18, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Weekly COVID-19 Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and […]

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October 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 28, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Early Voting Day 3: Early voting is underway until Nov. 2. You can early vote in-person between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 11 early voting centers. Montgomery County residents who are eligible but not yet registered to vote […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 21, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Weekly COVID-19 Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and on Facebook and […]

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October 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 7, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 7, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Walk Maryland: It’s Walk Maryland Day! Find a scheduled walk in Montgomery County to celebrate our state’s official exercise. *Tomorrow* Walk Maryland Day is Wednesday, October 7 A day to promote walking for physical activity, recreation, transportation, and improved […]

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August 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gayles, Elrich React to Hogan Overturning Directive to Keep Private Schools Closed

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles learned that Gov. Larry Hogan was overturning the county’s directive to keep private schools in the county closed over a Zoom news conference Monday afternoon. Moments after Hogan tweeted the emergency order – which allows private schools to set their own reopening plan […]

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June 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

BREAKING: Montgomery County Phase 2 Reopening Will Begin Friday

Montgomery County announced that Phase 2 of reopening will begin this Friday, June 19 at 5 p.m. This next step includes indoor retail services and restaurant seating, and childcare services with restrictions. The following will be allowed:  Retail: Curbside, one person per 200 sq. ft indoors Restaurants: Outdoor seating, and 50 percent indoor capacity if […]

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June 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles and Hogan Encourage Protesters to Get Tested for COVID-19

Montgomery County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles encourages residents who have attended Black Lives Matter protests to get tested for COVID-19 if they are concerned about exposure. “I think we do see folks going to the protests who may be disproportionately impacted if they do contract it,” he said […]

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June 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘There Was a System That Did Not Work’: Gayles Addresses Delays in COVID-19 Test Results

Montgomery County has had issues with people not receiving their COVID-19 test results.  County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said the state created GO Teams for Montgomery, Prince George’s and Baltimore Counties as well as Baltimore City, the four jurisdictions with the highest case numbers. The jurisdictions could use the teams however they saw fit. […]

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June 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Explains Incongruity Between Decline in Hospitalizations and Shortage of Acute Care Bed Space

Although the number of people going to the hospital with COVID-19 is decreasing, patients stay for longer periods of time which helps explain why the acute care bed capacity metric falls behind others.  Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles discussed this ?? at a county council meeting Tuesday. The three-day average for acute care […]

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