Masks

April 28, 2021 | Michael Hernández

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Now Unmask at Small Outdoor Gatherings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new outdoor mask guidance on Tuesday for people who are fully vaccinated. According to these new CDC guidelines, people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks in small outdoor gatherings. This includes people who have received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer […]

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March 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council to Review Future of High School Football Friday

After hearing from many constituents and following a March 14 rally by high school football players, members of the Montgomery County Council agreed Tuesday to relook at its decision to disallow contact football at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). The matter is tentatively scheduled for discussion on March 19. Last week, the council relaxed some […]

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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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December 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich on COVID-19 Vaccines: ‘Be Prepared to Wear the Mask for a While’

As COVID-19 vaccines are starting to roll out across Montgomery County hospitals, County Executive Marc Elrich is warning the public to expect mask wearing to continue into the future. Elrich said at a media briefing Dec. 16 that once COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, people should prepare to keep wearing a mask even after they […]

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November 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Clarifies Tuesday’s Facial Covering Guidance

After receiving many questions from residents about Tuesday’s announcement of a new face covering directive, Montgomery County is now clarifying their position. When Montgomery County residents leave their homes, they should either wear a mask or have one with them that is ready to use. The county now is requiring that face coverings be worn […]

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November 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Urges COVID-19 Compliance: ‘Just Wear the Damn Masks’

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan urged residents to follow public health guidance at a press conference Thursday. He emphasized that mask-wearing is the single best way to fight COVID-19, save lives and keep businesses open. “I mean it’s that simple. It’s not that hard. Just wear the damn masks,” he said. Hogan said that Thursday morning […]

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September 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Despite Elrich Request, Gayles Says Case Count Still Too High for Further Reopening

On Friday, Montgomery County announced that restaurants, breweries and wineries can offer live performances along with dining/drinking.  No dancing or congregating around performers is allowed, and people must wear masks (unless eating or drinking) and stay seated while eating. The announcement came shortly after most Maryland counties began Phase 3 of the state’s recovery. Phase 3 […]

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September 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Charged for Assaulting Liquor Store Employee Over Mask Dispute

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) announced Thursday that they arrested and charged a man with assault in connection to a mask dispute incident at a liquor store in Potomac. Police identified the man as 31-year-old Donald Thomas-Gipson of Silver Spring. Thomas-Gipson faces first and second-degree assault charges, according to MCPD. Police say the incident […]

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August 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Takoma Park City Presents the ‘Maskarena’ Dance

Takoma Park City wants to remind everyone of the importance of wearing a mask during the pandemic. Take a look at this short video to see a fun way to celebrate the face mask. Watch more from our PEG partner, Takoma Park City TV, here. Takoma Park City Manager, Suzanne Ludlow took to Twitter to […]

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August 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

It’s Time to Vote… in Raskin’s Homemade Mask Contest

Tigers, calls to vote and sports teams, oh my. These are just some of the themes decorating masks created by people living in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In an effort to promote the use of wearing facial coverings during the global pandemic, U.S. Rep. Jamie Rasin challenged constituents to create and then send him a […]

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