Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

February 1, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Weather Delays COVID-19 Vaccine Shots for Some County Residents

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services had to cancel COVID-19 vaccine appointments Monday due to winter weather and hazardous road conditions. Dr. Raymond Crowel, the director of Montgomery County DHHS, explains what process is in place for rescheduling appointments for those who had their appointment canceled. Anyone with questions about the coronavirus vaccine […]

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December 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Health, Human Services Receives Moderna Vaccine

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured by Moderna, on Wednesday morning. According to a county news release, this first shipment of vaccines is reserved for county health staffers who are engaged in managing the coronavirus response—including Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. 📢 […]

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December 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Arriving at Montgomery County Hospitals This Week

Adventist Health Care Shady Grove Medical Center and Adventist Health Care White Oak Medical Center are expected to receive 975 doses each of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine this week. Those first doses will be given to frontline healthcare workers with the greatest risk of exposure to the virus, according to Allisson Sambataro, public relations and marketing […]

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December 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Department of Health to Distribute COVID-19 Kits to Hard-Hit Neighborhoods

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced it is delivering nearly 4,000 coronavirus emergency kits to neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by the spread of COVID-19. DHHS said in a statement that the following three zip codes are heavily affected: 20902, the Wheaton-Glenmont area, which, over the past 14 days, has […]

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November 18, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Continues Push to Create More Affordable Childcare Spots

In the first year of a four-year Montgomery County Early Care and Education Initiative, an additional 500 family home care spaces were created, the Upcounty Early Childhood Center at Emory Grove in Gaithersburg opened and the number of Pre-K classes expanded. Some of the initiative’s goals in its second year include opening more childcare spots […]

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October 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Needs Another Facility to Shelter its Homeless Population

Montgomery County needs a new facility to house its homeless population to accommodate 200 single men, 100 single women and a surge capacity of another 100 people. Currently, the county is using a temporary office building, county recreation buildings and hotel rooms, according to information from the Health and Human Services Committee Planning, Housing and […]

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October 8, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 8, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Oct. 8, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County 1. Virtual Regional Forum: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will hold a series of virtual budget forums about the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Operating Budget and the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) priorities. One of the  regional forums will be held today with the […]

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September 29, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Third Annual Active Aging Week Goes Virtual

Montgomery County’s Third Annual Active Aging Week takes place Monday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 11. The week is part of an international initiative to promote healthy lifestyles, specifically for those 50 years and older. Many programs and opportunities to participate are available throughout the week. Events are co-sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of […]

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