Masks

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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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Put Your Mask On’: Raskin On Anti-Mask Culture on Capitol Hill, House Chamber Mask Mandate

“Put your mask on,” Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) was heard calling at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who was speaking out of turn during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. “Put your mask on,” he repeated. The hearing featured the CEOs of big tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. It also came the same […]

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July 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Months into Pandemic, County Residents Share Their Greatest Concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic is global and has impacted everyone. The consequences of the virus have raised many questions and concerns. MyMCMedia asked county residents what issues are foremost on their minds.

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July 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Expands Mask Order Outdoors, Issues Travel Advisory, Announces Deputy Health Secretary’s Retirement

At a coronavirus news conference Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan made five big announcements about the state’s response to the public health crisis. Here’s what you should know: 1) Maryland will not move to phase 3 of reopening: Hogan says for the time being Maryland will remain in stage 2 of Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery plan […]

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July 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Survey Says: Pull That Mask Up Over Your Nose

The vast majority of county residents who filled out a survey on masks that was created by the county believe wearing a mask is “very important to slow down the spread of COVID-19.” More than 2,700 people answered the flash survey. Ninety-one percent of the respondents believe wearing a mask is very important, and 78 […]

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June 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Westfield Montgomery Mall Reopens with Hard-to-Miss Safety Measures

Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda reopened Tuesday after closing in March due to COVID-19. Seating areas were closed, including the food court, and all chairs and sofas have been removed. Not every store is open, and public safety measures like hand sanitizer stations and physical distancing stickers are hard to miss. MyMCMedia spoke with some […]

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May 19, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Lightning Wear Apparel in Kensington Shifts from Jerseys to Masks

Lightning Wear Apparel in Kensington has been producing Maryland, USA, and Montgomery County flag masks that have become a “must have” fashion item during the coronavirus crisis. County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy spoke to Dan Walsh, the owner of Lightning Wear, about how his business has gone from producing athletic apparel to thousands of masks […]

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May 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Baseball Team Turns Caps Into Masks for First Responders

Over the last few weeks, many groups have begun making masks for others to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. This story has a slightly different spin. You could call it a whole new ballgame. There’s a new group of masks makers in Montgomery County and they’re not making masks with sewing machines or […]

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April 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Volunteers Sew More than 1,400 Masks for Montgomery County Firefighters

An “army of sewers” is at it again making masks in Montgomery County. Montgomery County Career Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation coordinated an effort to donate masks to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services’ firefighters at stations throughout the county. The effort was intended to keep firefighters safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Fire Capt. Laura Murdock […]

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