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July 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County COVID-19 Update Shows Slight Increases in Cases, Emergency Room Visits

Thursday afternoon, Montgomery County released an update to the public health metrics being used to guide the reopening timeline. The county entered Phase 2 of the economic reopening on Friday, June 19 after spending 19 days in Phase 1. County Executive Marc Elrich said during a media briefing Wednesday that the county will wait to […]

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July 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County COVID-19 Update Shows Improvement for All Nine Metrics

Wednesday afternoon, Montgomery County released an update to the public health metrics being used to guide the reopening timeline. The county entered Phase 2 of the economic reopening on Friday, June 19 after spending 19 days in Phase 1. The county is tracking three categories of information including the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, […]

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July 1, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Llegan a 700 las Muertes por COVID-19 en Montgomery

Estadísticas de COVID-19 en el condado de Montgomery El miércoles por la mañana, el Departamento de Salud de Maryland reportó 14,803 casos de COVID-19 en el condado de Montgomery, lo que representa un aumento de 66 de los 14,737 casos reportados el martes. Desde el primer caso en marzo, 700 residentes del condado han perdido […]

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July 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery COVID-19 Deaths at 700, State Hospitalizations Continue to Increase

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Wednesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 14,803 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 66 from the 14,737 cases reported Tuesday. Since the first case in March, 700 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of one death since Tuesday. More Montgomery […]

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July 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for July 1 in Montgomery County

July is here! Yes, we’re serious, even though it is International Joke Day. 1. Minimum Wage Increase: The minimum wage in Montgomery County increases today to $14 for large employers, $13.25 for mid-sized employers and $13 for small employers. Please see updated minimum wage graphic. The minimum wage will rise in the County on July […]

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June 29, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Montgomery County Minimum Wage Will Increase on July 1

The minimum wage in Montgomery County will increase on Wednesday, July 1. A bill signed into legislation on November 17, 2017, raises the minimum wage each July 1 until it reaches $15 per hour in 2022. The amount the minimum wage is raised is determined by the number of workers employed at a business. For […]

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June 17, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

Shepherd’s Table Distributing Free Food Throughout June

Free prepared meals will be distributed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the rest of June at North Gate Local Park in Aspen Hill. The Shepherd’s Table organization, in partnership with Casa De Maryland and the Office of Councilmember Evan Glass, will distribute cooked meals to those in need during this COVID-19 pandemic. “Beyond the […]

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April 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Council Asking Residents for Testimony About FY21 Operating Budget

The Montgomery County Council is asking residents to give testimony about County Executive Marc Elrich’s recommended Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget.  The council will hold two remote public hearings on Thursday, April 16 at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Residents can give live testimony during the hearing through phone call, and can call 240-777-7803 to sign […]

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July 1, 2019 | Ben Palmer

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Maryland Set to Ban Foam Containers by Next Year

The state is following Montgomery County’s lead. Maryland passed a law effective July 1 that will ban serving food and drinks in foam containers by next year. Serving foam containers will be officially outlawed on July 1, 2020. Maryland has become the first state to ban foam containers to address pollution and will be consulting […]

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July 1, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Maryland Schools Strengthen Employee Background Checks

A Maryland law that strengthens background checks on potential school employees regarding previous instances of sexual misconduct and abuse went into effect Monday. The law requires that all schools must contact every place where the applicant previously worked with students or other minors, as well as receive official confirmation that the applicant has not been […]

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