Health Office Dr. Travis Gayles

March 18, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Un Año Después de que COVID-19 Impactara el Condado de Montgomery

Esta semana, el país cumplió un año desde que la vida tal como la conocíamos cambió con el COVID-19, que se extendió por todo el mundo y comenzó a afectar al condado de Montgomery. Hasta la fecha, ha habido más de 64,000 casos confirmados solo en el condado. Los primeros tres casos de COVID-19 en […]

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March 16, 2021 | Rebecca Baldwin and Jordan Lindsay

From ‘If’ to ‘Worst Case Scenario’: One Year After COVID-19 Impacted Montgomery County

This week, the country marked one year since life as we knew it changed with COVID-19 sweeping across the world and started to affect Montgomery County. To date, there have been more than 64,000 confirmed cases in the county alone. The first three cases of COVID-19 in Maryland were confirmed in Montgomery County on March […]

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March 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes del Condado se Oponen a la Orden de Hogan de Levantar Algunas Restricciones

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció en una conferencia de prensa el martes que el estado comenzará a levantar algunas restricciones como los límites de capacidad en bares, restaurantes y otros establecimientos. La orden ejecutiva de Hogan significa que a partir del viernes a las 5 p.m., se levantarán los límites de capacidad para los restaurantes […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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December 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Health, Human Services Receives Moderna Vaccine

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by Moderna, on Wednesday morning. According to a county news release, this first shipment of vaccines is reserved for county health staffers who are engaged in managing the coronavirus response—including Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. 📢 […]

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December 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Health Officials Explain How Hospitals Are Freeing Up Space

Following the holidays, Montgomery County’s hospital could see a surge in patients, causing hospitalization rates to be elevated. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl Stoddard explained Wednesday what hospitals in Montgomery County and across the region are doing to free up space: Related Post: […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dr. Gayles: County Hospitals, Pharmacies Expected to Receive Pfizer Vaccine by Thursday

At a press briefing on Dec. 16, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said the Pfizer vaccine should be arriving at all hospitals in the county Wednesday or Thursday. He added that the vaccine doses will also be distributed to pharmacies, which will work to get the doses out to nursing homes and long-term […]

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September 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Council Express Support for Gayles in Wake of Article Detailing Racist Messages Received

Montgomery County Council and County Executive Marc Elrich released a joint statement supporting Dr. Travis Gayles after he opened up to Bethesda Beat about being targeted by racist messages. Gayles, who leads Montgomery County’s coronavirus recovery efforts as the County Health Officer, started receiving the racist vitriol by residents frustrated with his response to covid-19. […]

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August 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Actualización de la Fase 2: Reapertura de Museos, Galerías de Arte y Boleras

El lunes, el condado de Montgomery actualizó sus pautas de reapertura de la fase 2 con la aprobación unánime del Concejo del condado. Esto es lo que permiten ahora las pautas actualizadas: Los museos y las galerías de arte ahora pueden reabrir con restricciones. Las boleras pueden reabrirse con restricciones. Las instalaciones de servicio de […]

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August 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

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Updated Phase 2 Guidelines Allows Museums, Art Galleries, Bowling Alleys to Reopen

On Monday, Montgomery County updated its phase 2 reopening guidelines with the unanimous approval by the County Council. Here’s what the updated guidelines now allow for: Museums and art galleries can now reopen with restrictions. Bowling alleys can reopen with restrictions. Food service facilities are requred to post signs that advice customers about wearing face […]

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