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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, Elrich Reemphasize Importance of COVID-19 Testing 

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles reemphasized the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 during a council meeting Tuesday. In response to a question from Councilmember Craig Rice, Gayles said the county wants to prevent another wave of cases and then another wave of lockdowns that some European countries, like Italy, are currently dealing […]

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March 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dr. Monifa McKnight Approved as MCPS Acting Superintendent Effective June 

On Thursday, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board unanimously approved Dr. Monifa McKnight, Deputy Superintendent, to become acting superintendent this summer. McKnight is the first Black woman to be named MCPS Superintendent for any amount of time, Spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala told MyMCM. Her new role is effective June 1, when current Superintendent Dr. […]

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March 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

In Video Message, Fauci Urges Residents to Continue Following Health Measures

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Adviser to President Joe Biden, urged Montgomery County residents to continue following health safety measures. In a video message played during Tuesday’s county council meeting, Fauci said, “Now is the time to keep our foot on the accelerator with […]

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November 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Will Hold Town Hall Monday Night to Answer Resident Questions

The Montgomery County Council will hold a virtual town hall meeting Monday night to respond to community concerns. The meeting is scheduled to run from 7-8:30 p.m. County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Board of Education President Shebra Evans will join councilmembers. Local leaders will answer questions from residents and hear concerns. You can […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Dispute Over Private Schools, County Still Unclear on its Authority to Make Closures

It’s unclear what authority Montgomery County has to make broad school closures if COVID-19 conditions get worse, Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said at a county council meeting Tuesday.  On July 31, Montgomery County was launched into a week-long back and forth with the state when County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued an […]

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September 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Elrich’s Public Safety Task Force Meets Thursday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s public safety task force is scheduled to meet Thursday at 6 p.m. The virtual meeting will be streamed live via Facebook and will be broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (CCM). The group, known as the Reimagining Public Safety task force, was established to develop recommendations for changes to the […]

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September 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

About 2,000 MCPS Students Did Not Log Into Online Platforms Last Week

About 2,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students did not log into myMCPS Classroom or Zoom last week.  Most students have successfully logged into virtual classes, Chief Technology Officer Pete Cevenini said at a school board meeting Tuesday. However 2,149 students, or about 1% of total students, did not log in last week. That is […]

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September 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 3, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 3 and here are five things for you to know today: 1.  Free Coronavirus Testing: Montgomery County’s free coronavirus testing clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the White Oak Community Recreation Center and the Silver Spring Civic Building from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Click here for more details. […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Wants Montgomery County Police to Avoid Thin Blue Line Mentality

Montgomery County’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force met for the first time Monday to introduce goals for the group.  73 members were on the virtual meeting and Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined as well. He shared his own experience with police profiling and how his privilege is something not everyone has. “I had an […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 2, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 2 and here are five things for you to know today: 1. Virtual Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. Residents can watch the briefing on Facebook Live and […]

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