Montgomery County Council

May 5, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center Coming to Montgomery County

Montgomery County will soon be home to a new center aimed at preparing for the next pandemic. Connected DMV, a regional nonprofit that focuses on solving complex problems, is launching the Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center. The center brings together scientists, academics, and policymakers to prepare for a public health crisis and avoid another global […]

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May 4, 2021 | Staff Writer

Durbin Becomes First Woman to Lead Department of Alcohol Beverage Services

Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) announced that the County Council confirmed Kathie Durbin as its new director. Durbin, who served as the acting director of ABS over the last four months, will be the first woman to lead the department. Durbin is a lifelong Montgomery County resident. Before working in local government, […]

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May 4, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, May 4, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, May 4 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. Here’s a full look at the agenda of the meeting. The meeting will be televised on County Cable Montgomery Channels Comcast HD 996 and SD6, RCN HD 1056 […]

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April 30, 2021 | Rachel Clair

‘Skip the Straw’ Campaign Begins Saturday

The “Skip the Straw” campaign beginning Saturday reminds Montgomery County restaurants and food service businesses to forego the extra plastic. County Executive Marc Elrich proposed the law which prohibits straws given to dine-in customers, except on request or in compliance with federal disability rights laws. The Montgomery County Council approved the bill in December 2020. […]

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April 29, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Will Not Follow State in Lifting Outdoor Dining, Masking Restrictions

On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan lifted Maryland’s outdoor COVID-19 mask mandate effective immediately and lifted all outdoor dining restrictions beginning Saturday, May 1. Counties are allowed to enforce stricter COVID-19 regulations than the state, and Montgomery County leaders said Wednesday evening that current restrictions in the county will remain in place. On Tuesday, the council, […]

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April 29, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, April 29, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 29 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Teacher of the Year Winner: Joseph Bostic, Jr., a math content specialist at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, has been named the 2021-2022 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year! Congratulations to Joseph Bostic, Jr., our […]

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April 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, April 28, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 28 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Weekly County COVID-19 Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 […]

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April 27, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

New County Reopening Guidelines Including Gathering Limits Go Into Effect Tuesday at 5 pm

The Montgomery County Council approved a new phased reopening strategy that takes effect Tuesday at 5 pm. Now that more than 50% of county residents have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, many safety restrictions will be eased. Here are some of the significant changes in the new amended public health order […]

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April 27, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

5 Things to Know Today, April 27, In Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, April 27 and it is Babe Ruth Day—a day especially important for Marylanders since the baseball legend was born in Baltimore. Anyway, here are five things worth knowing about in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Virtual Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. Here’s a full look at the agenda of […]

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April 26, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council Considers New Reopening Guidelines

As vaccination rates continue to increase and COVID-19 cases trend downward in Montgomery County, local leaders are considering easing some restrictions this week. “The county council acting as the Board of Health is working with our public health team to determine guidelines for additional activities to resume,” said County Council President Tom Hucker during his […]

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