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October 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Nursing Home Indoor Visiting Allowed; Childcare Can Operate Full Capacity

Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a news conference Thursday that Maryland has reached a new milestone since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time since March 28, Hogan said Maryland is reporting zero coronavirus deaths. Nursing Home Indoor Visiting Now Allowed As Maryland is in its third recovery phase—but Montgomery County is […]

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August 3, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan: ‘Totalmente en Desacuerdo’ Respecto al Cierre de las Escuelas Privadas

El gobernador de Maryland Larry Hogan escribió el sábado en su cuenta de Twitter que “está totalmente en desacuerdo con la decisión del condado de Montgomery de ordenar el cierre de escuelas privadas y parroquiales”. El anuncio se produce después de que el Dr. Travis Gayles, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Montgomery, emitiera una […]

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August 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘I Strongly Disagree’: Hogan on Montgomery County Directing Private Schools to Stay Closed

Gov. Larry Hogan took to Twitter Saturday to announce that he “strongly disagree[s] with Montgomery County’s decision to mandate the closure of private and parochial schools.” The announcement comes after Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued a directive Friday, ordering private and independent schools to remain closed through Oct. 1. (The county will […]

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July 22, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

State Will Assist, But Not Dictate, When Students Can Return To Classroom

State Superintendent of schools Karen Salmon announced July 22 that local school districts have the power to decide whether to begin school virtually, in classrooms or a combination of the two. Montgomery County School District Superintendent Jack Smith announced July 21 that for at least the first semester, schools will operate virtually here. When students […]

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July 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS to Provide Virtual-Only Instruction Through January 29; Fall, Winter Sports Canceled

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced in a letter Tuesday that MCPS will provide virtual-only instruction for its first semester, which concludes on Jan. 21, 2021. “This decision includes the cancellation of all fall and winter sports,” Smith said. Smith said the decision was made following the guidance of Montgomery County […]

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June 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Indoor Dining Can Resume on Friday, Hogan Announces

Indoor dining can resume at 50 percent capacity in Maryland beginning this Friday, June 12 at 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday.  Outdoor graduation ceremonies and amusements like rides and miniature golf can also start again. Outdoor pools can increase capacity to 50 percent. All of these additional Phase 2 […]

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May 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 7 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, May 7 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Relief for Maryland Small Business: Senator Ben Cardin will be joined by Small Business Administration (SBA) Washington Region District Director Antonio Doss and Rockville Economic Development, Inc. Executive Director Cindy Stewart to answer questions from Maryland small businesses and nonprofits about […]

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May 6, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Public Schools to Stay Closed Remainder of Academic Year

Maryland Public Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic 2019-2020 school year. Online learning will continue and students will not return to campuses because of the coronavirus. The announcement was made Wednesday at a news conference with Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon. Salmon said, “After extensive discussions with […]

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May 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS: Muy Probable el Cierre de Escuelas en lo que Resta del Año Escolar

“Maryland no ha cerrado todas sus escuelas por el resto del año escolar, pero eso parece cada vez más probable”, dijo el lunes el superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), Dr. Jack Smith, en una reunión virtual con el concejo del condado. El 17 de abril, la superintendente estatal Karen Salmon […]

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May 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘More and More Likely’ Schools Will Be Closed for School Year, MCPS Superintendent Says

“Maryland has not closed all of its schools for the rest of the school year, but that seems more and more likely,” Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith said at a virtual county council meeting Monday.  On April 17, State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that Maryland public schools will remain closed through […]

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