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August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s What You Need to Know About Maryland’s Contact Tracing Efforts

MyMCMedia spoke to Dr. Katherine Feldman, the Maryland Health Department’s chief public health scientist who heads the state’s contact tracing efforts. Topics include the following: What is contact tracing? What kind of data is collected through contact tracing? What patterns can we see from Maryland’s contact tracing efforts? How will contact tracing work in schools? Here’s […]

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March 23, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Here’s an Updated List of County Closures and Cancellations

Social distancing has become the new norm as we conform to life during the coronavirus pandemic. Although schools and public facilities are closed, some Montgomery County offices remain open for business and a few operations are continuing. However, officials say residents should expect changes to public services. Below is an updated list of closures throughout the […]

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June 27, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Pizza and Bagels Don’t Go With Treadmills and Crunches

The gym might be a “judgment free zone” but the county health department has judged its free pizzas and bagels out of bounds. Planet Fitness has been told that it can no longer offer its monthly free pizza nights or free bagel mornings because it’s a state health code violation. Health department spokesperson Mary Anderson […]

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August 28, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leventhal, Ortman-Fouse Seek Info on Expanding Condom Distributon

Outgoing members of the Montgomery County Council and the school board have told school and health officials they want a condom-distribution plan, devised in the wake of a spike in sexually transmitted diseases, expanded from four high schools to all 25 Montgomery high schools. In a joint memo, Councilmember George Leventhal and school board member […]

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August 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Aug. 8 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Wednesday, Aug. 8, in Montgomery County: 1. White Investigation Continues: County Executive Ike Leggett and Police Chief Tom Manger talk about the next steps in the investigation into the death of Robert White. 2. Missing Sisters: Police are searching for two Silver Spring sisters who have been […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

To Fight STDs, Condoms to Be Offered in Some High Schools

Health centers in Montgomery County high schools will be offering condoms to counteract the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases seen in a decade, the county Health Department announced Monday morning. The condoms are part of a prevention, education and treatment strategy, said Mary Anderson, a department spokeswoman. Chlamydia cases rose by 17.5 percent from […]

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January 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 13, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County has launched a new partnership with NACo’s Live Healthy Program, and it may help you save money on healthcare. 2. There’s a new traffic pattern at the intersection of the Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda and […]

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October 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Flu Season Is Right Around the Corner, Schedule Your Flu Vaccinations

Flu season is right around the corner, and Montgomery County health officials are urging residents to schedule their flu vaccinations. According to county health officials, vaccination is the best way to protect against illness during flu season. The county’s vaccination clinics are slated to begin on Monday. See the schedule, below: Monday, October 24, from […]

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October 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Sponsored Flu Vaccination Clinics Taking Appointments (VIDEO)

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring eight flu vaccine clinics this month and next. Health officials are reminding all residents to protect themselves against the flu virus and now is the time to make your vaccination appointment. Find out more in this report, below: Check the county’s flu vaccination webpage for […]

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August 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

State Plans to Spray for Mosquitoes in Gaithersburg Area on Sept. 1

Montgomery County health officials have announced that the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Mosquito Control Program will do truck-mounted mosquito control spraying on Thursday evening, September 1, in the Strawberry Knolls area of Gaithersburg. According to a county news release, the spraying will begin around 7:30 p.m. between Goshen Road and Pintail Lane, weather permitting. County […]

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