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July 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County COVID-19 Daily Update

Montgomery County established a number of public health criteria with associated goals to guide the reopening of businesses and services. The county updates the information daily on their COVID-19 Data Dashboard. The criteria are grouped into three categories including the number of cases and deaths, hospital capacity to handle current cases and a surge in […]

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July 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Maryland COVID Cases Approach 80,000, Montgomery Test Positivity Continues to Fall

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Tuesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 16,520 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 87 from the 16,433 cases reported Monday. Since the first case in March, 736 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of two since Monday. More Montgomery […]

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for July 21 in Montgomery County

The heat emergency continues and the county has opened several cooling centers. It’s Tuesday, July 21, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. The agenda includes a resolution in support of mailing ballots for the general election. Additionally, Councilmember […]

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July 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Lynchings in Rockville are Subject of Two-Day Virtual Discussion

A two-part virtual discussion on the lynchings in Rockville that took place more than 100 years ago will be held July 21 and 22. Montgomery County Lynching Memorial Project, Montgomery History and Peerless Rockville will host the talks. The Tuesday event, which begins at 2 p.m., is titled, “Uncovering the Stories of Two Lynchings in […]

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July 17, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Asignación Especial para Abordar la Lucha contra COVID-19 en los Hispanos

Los miembros del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, Gabe Albornoz y Nancy Navarro, planean presentar el 21 de julio una asignación especial: “Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar”, una iniciativa que busca proporcionar servicios sociales y de salud relacionados con COVID-19, diseñados para atacar las necesidades de los residentes latinos del condado. En todo el país […]

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July 17, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Special Appropriation Introduced to Address Fight Against COVID-19 Spread Within Latino Communities

Montgomery County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz and Nancy Navarro are planning to introduce a special appropriation on July 21 to create Por Nuestra Salud y Bienestar (For Our Health and Wellbeing), an initiative to provide health and social services related to COVID-19 that are tailored to the needs of the county’s Latino residents. Across the country […]

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July 14, 2020 | Emma Shuster

County Exceeds State COVID-19 Testing Targets; Aims to Reach all Communities

The Montgomery County Council announced in a July 13 press release that the County has surpassed State COVID-19 testing targets.  Currently, an excess of 112,000 Montgomery County residents have been tested for the virus. In addition, the County has reached the State’s testing target of testing 10 percent of the population. The average test positivity […]

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July 9, 2020 | Aiesha Solomon

MCPL Announces Virtual ‘Energy Express’ Story Events for Elementary Age Youth

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will be hosting virtual energy-themed summer writing events for elementary age children, spanning Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. In partnership with My Green Montgomery, these events will showcase the ways energy play an important part in every person’s life, while also presenting stories to explain energy usage to children. “Montgomery […]

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July 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Silver Spring Residents, Business Owners Invited To Guide Downtown Future Plans

The Montgomery County Planning Department wants Silver Spring residents and business owners in the downtown area to participate in online listening session as a start to its review of that area. The plan, last updated in 2000, is used to guide future growth in the area and includes such topics as zoning, land use, community […]

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July 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rockville Twilight Road Race Canceled Due to Heat Wave

The Rockville Rotary, in coordination with the city of Rockville, has canceled this Saturday’s Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest 8K and Family Fun Run, due to predictions of extreme heat. The safety of runners, staff, volunteers and spectators is the event organizers’ highest priority. Organizers hope to revise and reschedule the event for fall, if possible. […]

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