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July 23, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Featured - Phase 2

Small Business Grant Program to Launch July 29

Small businesses that have updated their establishments to adhere to safety protocols could be eligible for a grant program slated to launch July 29. The $14 million initiative, formally known as the ‘Reopen Montgomery’ Small Business Grant Program, will offer subsidies of $5,000 or less to cover reopening costs incurred to comply with health and […]

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March 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg Announces Changes in Services and Programs to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

The City of Gaithersburg announced Monday they would remain open for essential business only in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The city stressed they are committed to following the stringent guidelines to help slow the spread of infection in a news release. Gaithersburg officials urge residents to rely on trusted sources for the most up-to-date […]

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March 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

White House Cancels Easter Egg Roll

The White House announced Monday that the annual Easter Egg Roll was canceled to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection that grips the nation. The 142nd egg roll, originally scheduled for Monday, April 13, is an annual celebration for families hosted by the President and the First Lady. The egg roll, held on the South […]

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March 16, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

MCPS Distribuye Alimentos Gratis en 20 Locaciones

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) proporcionan alimentos gratuitos a todos los niños en edad escolar (18 años y menores) en 20 locaciones, a partir del lunes 16 de marzo. Las comidas estarán disponibles de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. Los niños de hasta 18 años pueden visitar cualquiera de las 20 locaciones […]

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March 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Public Schools Provide Emergency Meals at 20 Sites

Montgomery County Public Schools will be providing free meals to all school-aged children (18 years and younger) at 20 locations starting Monday, March 16. The meals will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children up to 18 years old may come to any of the 20 locations Monday through Friday for a nutritious […]

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March 16, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for March 16 in Montgomery County

Mostly cloudy early with a high of 54 degrees, check out the weather forecast. Today is Monday, March 16 and here are five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. Coronavirus Cases Climb:  Officials announce Sunday that Montgomery County now has 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19, six of which were just confirmed on […]

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March 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Metro Announces Reduced Service Beginning Monday

Metro elevated its coronavirus response to the highest level Friday afternoon, as every jurisdiction it serves enacted strong measures to respond to the growing numbers of COVID-19 patients. In order to prevent spread of the coronavirus, Metro is reducing rail and bus service beginning Monday, March 16 as follows: Metrorail Monday-Friday: Trains will operate every […]

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March 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Libraries, Parks, Recreation Facilities to Close Monday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced at a coronavirus press conference Thursday that starting March 16 all libraries, recreation centers, aquatic facilities, and park and planning facilities will be closed. Also on March 16, Montgomery County is moving to a telework schedule for all its employees. The announcement comes hours after Gov. Larry Hogan announced […]

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March 12, 2020 | Staff Writer

Hogan Announces Steps to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan held a news conference Thursday to announce major steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Maryland’s first case of community transmission of the COVID-19 illness, caused by the novel coronavirus, was announced earlier Thursday. Watch the Governor’s news conference below: Hogan announced that all Maryland public schools will close from […]

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March 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Stone Ridge, Landon Announce Move to Virtual Learning

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart—the all-girls kindergarten through 12th grade Catholic school in Bethesda—and Landon, the all-boys private school (grades kindergarten through 12) in Bethesda announced they are temporarily closing school starting Friday and moving learning to a virtual platform. Connie Mitchell, a spokesperson for Stone Ridge, said the virtual learning education model […]

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