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November 20, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Working with Local Hospitals to Address Capacity Needs

Montgomery County continues to meet with local hospitals to discuss their capacity needs. County Executive Marc Elrich says staffing continues to be a significant issue. While there is capacity to add more rooms, additional staffing is needed to support the expansion. Elrich explains the strategies put in place to address the increase in COVID-19 cases […]

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November 19, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 19, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Nov. 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Police Officer Shot Tuesday:  Police released additional information Wednesday on the circumstances of the shooting. 2. Public Safety Task Force Meeting: The Montgomery County Reimagining Public Safety Task Force will hold its fifth meeting today at 6 p.m. The online public […]

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November 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Receives Update on Planning Board’s Confederate Street-Renaming Project

On June 15, the Montgomery County Council sent a letter to local leaders asking the county to identify all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederate soldiers “or those who otherwise do not reflect Montgomery County values.” The letter calls for a public process to rename the streets and public facilities […]

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November 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Considering Additional COVID-19 Restrictions ‘In The Near Future’

COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise locally and nationwide, according to health officials. In Montgomery County, additional restrictions could be underway soon to help prevent the spread of the virus. “We’re continuing to assess and continuing to think through strategies that may include additional restrictions and recommendations that will go into effect in the near […]

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November 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Announces Long-Term COVID-19 Economic Recovery Efforts

Local leaders announced a pandemic Economic Roadmap to Recovery and Long-Term Success during the county’s weekly virtual COVID-19 media briefing on Thursday. The county’s Economic Advisory Group has been meeting since July and is a critical component of overall recovery plans from the COVID-19 health crisis. A diverse group of more than 30 business leaders […]

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November 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 12, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Nov. 12, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.Weekly Virtual COVID-19 Media Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the County’s Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will be joined by County Council President Sidney Katz; Stonebridge Principal Douglas Firstenberg; Quality Biological President and CEO Angela Graham, and US Pharmacopeia CEO Dr. Ronald T. Piervincenzi for an announcement from […]

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November 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: ‘We Have Now Crossed Over Into the Danger Zone’

Gov. Larry Hogan warned at a news conference Tuesday that Maryland’s health metrics “have worsened considerably” since he addressed the state a week ago. As a result, Hogan announced that starting Wednesday at 5 p.m., capacity at all bars and restaurants in Maryland must be reduced from 75% to 50%. He said that the Maryland […]

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November 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Passes CE Elrich’s Order to Reinstate Capacity Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Montgomery County Councilmembers unanimously voted to end alcohol sales in restaurants and bars after 10 p.m. and to reduce gathering sizes from 50 to 25 people, citing increasing cases of COVID-19. As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, the county’s Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program will be suspended but take-out orders will be permitted, the council agreed at […]

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November 9, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Legislators Praise Biden Victory: ‘Democracy and Decency Have Prevailed’

The two United States Democratic senators from Maryland hailed the results of the presidential election, predicting it foretold good things for the state’s residents. Under a President-Elect Joe Biden’s administration, residents who work for the federal government will be respected, climate change will be addressed as well as other issues including gun safety and equity, […]

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November 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Meeting Two Criteria for Suspension, Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program Will Cease

Montgomery County’s Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program will be suspended Friday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. The program allowed some restaurants and bars to serve alcohol for on-premise drinking until midnight instead of 10 p.m., if they met certain public health and safety criteria. It went into effect Oct. 1, but after meeting two metrics for […]

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