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January 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Unlikely to Move to Vaccination Phase 1C Next Week

Montgomery County will likely not move to COVID-19 vaccination Phase 1C next week, officials discussed at a council meeting Tuesday. Last week, Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state will move to Phase 1B of its vaccination plan on Monday, to include residents ages 75+, residents in assisted/independent living, including behavioral health group homes/group homes for […]

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January 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Expects to Receive Only Half of COVID-19 Vaccines Requested This Week

Montgomery County officials expect to receive about half the amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses they requested for this week, Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers said during a council meeting Tuesday. County Health and Human Services (DHHS) requested about 12,000 doses this week, however the county was allotted 6,700 as of Tuesday morning, Bridgers said. […]

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December 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Officials Explain What’s in Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

What’s in Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine? Dr. David Marcozzi, COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of Maryland Medical System, explained the answer to Marylanders at a press conference with Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday. Pfizer’s vaccine was granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA last Friday. Marcozzi said there are four components that make it […]

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May 5, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Gets Hero’s Send-Off After Long Battle with Coronavirus

On Monday, a 73 year-old Silver Spring man officially went home after a long battle with the coronavirus. The man had been staying at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney since March. MedStar has not released the patient’s name for privacy reasons. On his 51st day at MedStar, the man was finally cleared for release. […]

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May 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Honor Medical Workers at Medstar Montgomery in Olney

Montgomery County Police Department honored Medstar Montgomery Medical workers in Olney Monday morning. Dozens of medical workers waved as several police cars drove around the hospital’s campus, lights flashing, to honor the healthcare professionals. Ann Serafenas, the senior director of nursing at Medstar Montgomery, was moved by the police’s tribute. “To see our community partners […]

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April 27, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Albornoz Shares Video Celebrating Healthcare Worker

On Saturday, Councilmember Gabe Albornoz filmed a touching tribute for his neighbor, Moira McCarthy, a nurse who works at Surburban Hospital. On her way to work, neighbors lined the street to cheer her on, waving and holding signs with encouraging messages. Albornoz posted the video to both Twitter and Facebook, where it got thousands of […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville Residents to Elrich: We Feel Underserved

At County Executive Marc Elrich’s listening session in Poolesville, a resident told Elrich Poolesville is undeserved in Montgomery County. The 24-year resident urged Elrich to improve Poolesville residents access to healthcare and transportation. “We are a transportation desert, with one bus line with a very limited schedule,” said the resident. She pointed out that Poolesville […]

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July 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke and Douglas Tallman

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz Considers a Run for Governor (VIDEO)

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said he is considering a run for governor in 2018. Kamenetz is touting his record of service in Baltimore County and said he may enter the race because there is a lot of work to get done statewide. He said his experience in Baltimore County on issues such as school […]

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January 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 31, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Jan. 31. in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and County Council members have released a joint statement to address community concerns about immigration. 2. The County Council meets today, and one of the items on the agenda is the appointment of Robert Dorfman to lead […]

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January 17, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Reminded of ACA Open Enrollment Deadline on Jan. 31 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County residents are reminded that open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ends on Jan. 31. You can find information about upcoming enrollment events, here. You can find more information about the Maryland Health Connection, here. Deadline coming soon! Jan. 31 is the LAST day to buy a 2017 plan. We're the only place […]

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