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March 10, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes del Condado se Oponen a la Orden de Hogan de Levantar Algunas Restricciones

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció en una conferencia de prensa el martes que el estado comenzará a levantar algunas restricciones como los límites de capacidad en bares, restaurantes y otros establecimientos. La orden ejecutiva de Hogan significa que a partir del viernes a las 5 p.m., se levantarán los límites de capacidad para los restaurantes […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Despite Bad Weather, Montgomery County Receives its Vaccine Doses

After a delay due to inclement weather, Montgomery County has received its COVID-19 vaccine doses from the state. The county received 9,000 first doses late Feb. 22, half of which were supposed to be received last week, according to Mary Anderson, spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services. Therefore, vaccine appointments for Feb. […]

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July 30, 2020 | Tori Bergel

White Oak Bowling Lanes Angered by Forced Re-Closure

White Oak Bowling Lanes in Silver Spring is enlisting the public to help them overturn an executive order causing the business to close down despite continued reopening efforts throughout the county. On Tuesday, the bowling alley surprised customers when it posted to Facebook saying that it would be closing its doors again after over a […]

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April 27, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Nuevo Centro de Pruebas de COVID-19 se Abre en Germantown

Un nuevo centro de pruebas COVID-19 abrió el lunes en el Centro de Servicios Regionales Upcounty de Germantown. Las pruebas se llevan a cabo solo y con cita previa, dijo Mary Anderson, portavoz del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Montgomery. Los pacientes deben obtener una referencia de un proveedor de atención […]

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April 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens in Germantown

A new COVID-19 testing center opened Monday at the Germantown Upcounty Regional Services Center.  Testing is drive-thru and by appointment only, said Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) spokesperson Mary Anderson. Patients must get a referral from a healthcare provider.  The site will be open every Monday to Montgomery County residents. Anderson […]

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July 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County’s Birth Certificate Service Reopens After Temporary Closure

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ reopens at Dennis Avenue Health Center The County’s birth certificate service, which was closed temporarily in early May, is open for business at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring. Birth certificates are available from the County for any individual born in the State of Maryland after […]

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June 27, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Pizza and Bagels Don’t Go With Treadmills and Crunches

The gym might be a “judgment free zone” but the county health department has judged its free pizzas and bagels out of bounds. Planet Fitness has been told that it can no longer offer its monthly free pizza nights or free bagel mornings because it’s a state health code violation. Health department spokesperson Mary Anderson […]

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May 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

County Temporarily Unable to Issue Birth Certificates

Birth certificate section of County Vital Records’ office temporarily closed Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are temporarily not able to provide Maryland birth certificate services in the Vital Records’ office due to a staffing issue. Requests for Maryland birth certificates may be made either online or in person at health departments […]

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August 6, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

To Fight STDs, Condoms to Be Offered in Some High Schools

Health centers in Montgomery County high schools will be offering condoms to counteract the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases seen in a decade, the county Health Department announced Monday morning. The condoms are part of a prevention, education and treatment strategy, said Mary Anderson, a department spokeswoman. Chlamydia cases rose by 17.5 percent from […]

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