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September 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pour in from Leaders in Maryland

Tributes from leaders in Maryland are pouring in to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died this evening at 87 from “complications of metastatic pancreas cancer,” according to a statement from the Supreme Court. Her death leaves a Supreme Court seat vacancy, weeks before the 2020 General Election. NPR reports that Ginsburg dictated […]

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September 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Council Express Support for Gayles in Wake of Article Detailing Racist Messages Received

Montgomery County Council and County Executive Marc Elrich released a joint statement supporting Dr. Travis Gayles after he opened up to Bethesda Beat about being targeted by racist messages. Gayles, who leads Montgomery County’s coronavirus recovery efforts as the County Health Officer, started receiving the racist vitriol by residents frustrated with his response to covid-19. […]

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September 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

COVID-19 Testing Will Help Get Control of Pandemic Local Leaders Say

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich gave important updates regarding COVID-19 testing efforts during his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday. Last Friday, the county signed a contract with CIAN Diagnostics to serve as the primary COVID-19 testing provider. It’s the same lab that the county has been working with through the state for the past […]

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September 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘We’re Trying to Ramp Our Testing Back Up’

Montgomery County’s free COVID-19 testing clinics are ramping back up. Last month, testing at all county-sponsored sites was temporarily shut down after Maryland’s department of health raised questions about protocols with test kits from AdvaGenix – a lab based in Rockville. The county has since terminated its contract with AdvaGenix. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich […]

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September 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Not Ready to Move Into Phase 3, Elrich Says ‘It’s Not Party Time Yet’

During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich responded to Gov. Larry Hogan’s guidance on moving into the next re-opening phase. Although Hogan announced on Tuesday that the state was easing restrictions and moving to Phase 3, Elrich says data shows that Montgomery County is not ready to move into the […]

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September 2, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich: El Anuncio de Hogan de Aliviar las Restricciones fue una ‘Sorpresa’

El anuncio del gobernador de Maryland Larry Hogan sobre que el estado estaba reduciendo las restricciones y pasando a la Fase 3 “nos ha tomado nuevamente por sorpresa”, tuiteó el ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery Marc Elrich. Con 97 nuevos casos de COVID-19 en el condado el martes, y sin tiempo para revisar la orden […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 2, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 2 and here are five things for you to know today: 1. Virtual Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. Residents can watch the briefing on Facebook Live and […]

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September 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich: Hogan’s Announcement to Ease Restrictions Was A ‘Surprise’

Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement today that the state was easing restrictions and moving to Phase 3 “has again taken us by surprise,” tweeted County Executive Marc Elrich. With 97 new cases of COVID-19 in the county today and with no time to review Hogan’s order, Elrich tweeted that the county will take time to think […]

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August 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘We Still Have Not Received Any Guidance From the State Regarding Non-Public Schools’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says the county still has not received any state guidance regarding the reopening of non-public schools. County leaders continue to stress that it’s not safe for schools to reopen with in-person learning amid the COVID-19 health crisis. While some private schools are already back in session, Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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August 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Otorga más de $1 Millón a Proveedores de Alimentos sin Fines de Lucro

El condado de Montgomery otorgó $1.126,100 a 28 proveedores de asistencia alimentaria para expandir su trabajo a comunidades de difícil acceso durante la pandemia. Estas subvenciones están diseñadas para apoyar las compras de refrigeradores y congeladores, estanterías y mejoras de espacio, vehículos, montacargas, carretillas de mano, computadoras y software, así como reparaciones de la infraestructura […]

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