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December 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Initial Unemployment Claims Fall During Thanksgiving Week

Initial claims for unemployment filed by Montgomery County residents fell sharply during the week that ended Nov. 28. Residents filed 1,177 initial claims compared to 1,558 during the week that ended Nov. 21 and 1,797 during the week that ended Nov. 14, according to the Maryland Department of Labor (DOL). A contributing factor for the fall […]

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December 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hucker Appointed Council President; Councilmembers Fondly Reflect on Katz’s Stint

The Montgomery County Council unanimously appointed Councilmember Tom Hucker council president at a meeting Tuesday. Councilmember Gabe Albornoz was appointed council vice president. Hucker was formerly vice president; he replaces outgoing President Sidney Katz. Katz was elected council president in 2019. Councilmembers offered sincere and appreciative remarks reflecting on Katz’s year as president. Councilmember Hans […]

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November 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Preocupación por la Capacidad de la Morgue tras el Aumento de Casos de COVID-19

Las hospitalizaciones por COVID-19 están aumentando junto a los casos, dijo el Dr. Travis Gayles, oficial de salud del condado de Montgomery, durante una conferencia de prensa el miércoles. “Como se dio cuenta en la conferencia de prensa de la semana pasada, dijimos: ‘que los datos del hospital están un poco rezagados con respecto a […]

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November 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Concerned About Morgue Capacity as COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Cases Rise

COVID-19 hospitalizations are catching up to case spikes, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said during a media briefing Wednesday. “As you noticed in last week’s press conference we said, ‘You know the hospital data is kind of lagging behind the cases.’ That’s no longer the case,” Gayles said. “We are seeing comparable increases […]

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November 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Marylanders Will Receive Emergency Alert on Cell Phones Wednesday at 5 p.m.

At around 5 p.m. Wednesday, Marylanders will receive a statewide emergency alert on their cell phones— only the second time the tool has been used by Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration. The governor’s administration first used the alert on March 31 to inform residents about the state’s new COVID-19 Stay at Home directive, according to a […]

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November 24, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

County Imposes Immediate New Restrictions on Gathering Sizes, Mask Mandates

Update (Nov. 25): After receiving many questions from residents about Tuesday’s announcement of a new face covering directive, Montgomery County clarified its position. Masks are required anytime residents are likely to come within six feet of someone else. For example, if a resident is walking outside and is likely to come into contact with someone […]

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November 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan: Policía Aplicará Restricciones de Coronavirus a Partir del Miércoles

El gobernador Larry Hogan anunció en la conferencia de prensa sobre el coronavirus del lunes que desplegará soldados de la Policía Estatal de Maryland, en todos los condados, como “Unidades de Cumplimiento de Alta Visibilidad”. A partir del miércoles, las autoridades estatales trabajarán de la mano con las autoridades locales para investigar violaciones sobre las […]

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November 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Cites ‘Need To Go Back To Phase 1’

Update (Nov. 23, 5:30 p.m.): Gov. Larry Hogan did not announce additional restrictions at his 4 p.m. press conference, however he said Maryland State Police will ramp up its COVID-19 compliance enforcement across the state. When asked about Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s call to go back to Phase 1 of reopening, Hogan said Elrich […]

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November 20, 2020 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.

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November 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

State Approves County’s Previously-Denied Waiver for Early Childcare Centers

After a second letter from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon approved the county’s initially-rejected request asking to continue relaxed teacher-child ratios in early childcare facilities. “Since your first correspondence, we have seen Maryland reporting a seven-day positivity rate of 6.82% and a case rate of 30.9 per 100K,” Salmon said […]

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