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June 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Meets COVID-19 Benchmarks

Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery County updated 10 public health metrics used to guide the county’s efforts to reopen businesses and relax restrictions due to the public health emergency. The county is tracking three categories of information including hospital capacity, COVID-19 surveillance, and COVID-19 testing capabilities. The county’s COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily with the current numbers […]

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June 16, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Wheaton Testing Site Now Open Twice a Week

Montgomery County Health and Human Services will now offer free COVID-19 testing at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center twice a week. The site has been operating on Wednesdays since it opened in May, but will now administer tests on Fridays as well to give residents additional opportunities to get checked. Tests are by appointment only. […]

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June 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

COVID-19 Positivity Rates Continue to Drop, Maryland at 6.2%, Montgomery at 7.86%

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics Tuesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 13,709 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is a 0.4% increase from the 13,657 cases reported Monday. Since the first case in March, 658 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of three deaths since Monday, according to the […]

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June 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 16 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Tuesday, June 16. 1. County council meeting: The county council will meet today. On the agenda: a COVID-19 update from County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and a vote to approve the declaration of racism as a public health crisis. 2. Microenterprise Stabilization Program: Applications […]

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June 15, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Introduce Legislación que Regularía el Uso de la Fuerza Policial

El martes, el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery presentará el Proyecto de Ley 27-20, Política y Reglamento del Uso de la Fuerza Policial, que requeriría que el jefe de policía del Condado de Montgomery adopte una “Política de Uso de la Fuerza” destinada a proteger a todos los miembros de la comunidad del uso excesivo […]

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June 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Montgomery Parks is Expanding Boat Rental Hours

Montgomery Parks announced that boating facilities are expanding their schedules this week. Have more fun on our lakes! Our boating facilities are expanding their schedules this week. Black Hill Boats will be open Tuesday to Sunday, and Lake Needwood Boats will be open Thursday to Sunday. Visit our website for schedules and precautions: https://t.co/kGojSOKKOD. pic.twitter.com/9fSTXZLKWg […]

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June 15, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

County Council to Introduce Bill Regulating Police Use of Force

The Montgomery County Council is introducing a “Use of Force” bill that would require the use of force by police to meet certain minimum standards. This bill will be introduced, along with others, at a virtual meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 9:30 a.m. This bill would require the police chief to issue official instructions […]

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June 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Free Lunch Program To Continue This Summer

Montgomery County Public Schools will begin its summer meal service schedule on Tuesday. Students can pick up breakfast, lunch and dinner meals at school and mobile truck sites from 10 a.m. to noon. Bus distribution sites will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Here is the list of locations. Altogether, the meals will […]

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June 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

As Council Calls to Limit ‘Use of Force,’ Police Union Says its Ideas Have Gone ‘Unheard’

As thousands protest police brutality and racial injustice throughout the country, the calls to reform police unions — which can stand in the way of prosecuting officers who kill unarmed people of color — are getting louder. Montgomery County Police Department’s union is the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (FOP Lodge 35). In a […]

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June 10, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

$10 Million Appropriation Introduced to Help Child Care Programs Financially Recover

While child care businesses in Montgomery County continue to suffer financially from COVID-19, a newly introduced special appropriation could provide the industry with funds to reopen. Montgomery County councilmembers Nancy Navarro, Hans Riemer and Andrew Friedson introduced a special appropriation of $10 million in an effort to assist child care businesses suffering financial losses due […]

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