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May 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Md. State Employees Who Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Will Get $100

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Monday a new financial incentive program to encourage more people to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Each state employee who receives the coronavirus vaccine will receive $100. “Incentives like this are another way to reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated, and we strongly encourage businesses across the state to consider offering […]

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April 13, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Residents 16+ Can Now Sign Up for Vaccine

Since Monday, Montgomery County residents older than 16 have been able to preregister to receive the coronavirus vaccine at all state and county operated vaccine clinics. This news comes as coronavirus cases for children have been on the rise across the country—particularly in the state of Michigan, which currently is experiencing the worst outbreak in […]

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March 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Trone Urge Hogan to Open Mass Vaccination Site in Montgomery County

U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) and David Trone (D-Md. 6) have written a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland’s Acting Secretary of Health Dennis Schrader urging that the state open a mass vaccination site in Montgomery County. “[D]espite Montgomery suffering the worst casualty rate in Maryland and despite having the second-highest number of […]

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January 15, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Biden Inauguration

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation Friday declaring a state of emergency for the upcoming Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20. According to the governor’s office, the executive action would allow the state to better coordinate and assist local jurisdictions and neighboring states in regards to security operations. Hogan is also seeking federal assistance from the […]

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January 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Maryland Confirms Two Cases of New COVID-19 U.K. Variant in Anne Arundel

Update (5:15 p.m.): The Office of Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statement about the two cases of COVID-19 in Anne Arundel caused by the new coronavirus variant originally found in the United Kingdom, known as B-117. According to the statement, the strain has not been shown to be more contagious or increase the risk of […]

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December 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gov. Hogan Declares Christmas Eve State Holiday

Several state employees will officially have a day off on Christmas Eve. Gov. Larry Hogan has declared Dec. 24 as a state holiday, meaning the state’s government agencies and offices will be closed that day. “Today I am declaring Thursday, December 24, 2020 a state holiday in observance of Christmas Eve. In a year that […]

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November 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Police to Step Up Coronavirus Restriction Enforcement Beginning Wednesday

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at Monday’s coronavirus news conference that he’ll be deploying Maryland State Police troopers throughout the counties as “High Visibility Compliance Units.” Starting Wednesday, the troopers will work with local authorities to investigate coronavirus restriction violations and work on educating the community about how to prevent super-spreading events. Hogan also urged Marylanders […]

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November 13, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Nov. 13 in Montgomery County

The day will start cloudy in the morning and then become sunny in the afternoon with a high temperature of 62 degrees, check out the weather forecast. Here’s your Friday the 13th edition of the five things you need to know in Montgomery County: 1. County COVID-19 Testing Clinics: Free testing is available today in Silver […]

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August 6, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Brew Belly Employee Spat on by Customer Refusing to Wear Mask

An employee of Brew Belly in Olney was spat on July 31 by a disgruntled customer refusing to wear a mask. “Never did we think we would be making a post like this,” Brew Belly wrote on its Facebook page Aug. 1. “We appreciate the patrons that were around at the time that stepped in […]

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August 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Private School Parent: ‘I’m Disheartened That Our Children Are Being Used in This Tug of War’

On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new order that stripped local jurisdictions of their authority to prohibit local schools and school systems from reopening with in-person instruction. On Wednesday, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles doubled down on the county’s directive ordering nonpublic schools in Montgomery County to remain closed for in-person instruction until at least […]

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