Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

April 28, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

J&J Vaccine Doses on Stand-by as County Awaits Guidance

The CDC recently recommended the use of the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine to resume after a temporary pause nationwide. Local health leaders say they are waiting for guidance from the state before administering the refrigerated J&J doses already on hand before the pause. Montgomery County Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers explains […]

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April 16, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

County Launches $59 Million Rent Relief Program

Montgomery County’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is currently accepting applications for eligible Montgomery County renters in need of financial assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis while funds are available. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the economic wellbeing of our poorest and most vulnerable […]

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April 9, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Four Restaurants Warned by County Health Inspectors for Breaking COVID-19 Regulations

Four restaurants — Quincy’s Potomac Bar & Grille, Unplugged Restaurant & Sports Bar, Limerick Pub and Plan B Bar and Grill — have been warned or cited by County health inspectors within a two-week period due to COVID-19 restaurant violations. The reports, which were written by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), were […]

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March 17, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Esfuerzos para Vacunar a 132 Personas Vulnerables en Shepherd’s Table

Shepherd’s Table, que ofrece comidas, ropa y otros recursos a las personas más vulnerables del condado de Montgomery, realizó una clínica emergente en su comedor en Progress Place en Silver Spring para vacunar a 132 personas contra el coronavirus, el 9 de marzo. La clínica fue un programa conjunto diseñado para llegar a algunas de […]

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March 16, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County, Non-Profits Join to Vaccinate 132 Vulnerable People at Shepherd’s Table

Shepherd’s Table, which offers meals, clothing and other resources to Montgomery County’s most vulnerable people, held a pop-up clinic in its dining room at Progress Place in Silver Spring, vaccinating 132 people against the coronavirus on March 9. The  clinic was a joint program designed to reach some of the county’s neediest people. Montgomery County’s […]

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February 25, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Virtual Conversation Addresses COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns in the Black Community

A panel of elected officials and local health experts held a virtual community conversation on Monday about COVID-19 and its specific impact on the local Black community. The forum focused on raising awareness and addressing concerns some residents have regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and the access they have to it. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich […]

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February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Despite Bad Weather, Montgomery County Receives its Vaccine Doses

After a delay due to inclement weather, Montgomery County has received its COVID-19 vaccine doses from the state. The county received 9,000 first doses late Feb. 22, half of which were supposed to be received last week, according to Mary Anderson, spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services. Therefore, vaccine appointments for Feb. […]

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February 5, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Montgomery County Commission for Women Announces Logo Contest Winner

The Montgomery County Commission for Women announced the winner of their “Create Our New Logo” contest in a press release on Thursday. The winner is longtime Montgomery County resident Sheelagh Ortega, who is originally from Lima, Peru. The design features three women of a variety of colors, which was praised by judges as a “unique […]

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January 26, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne and Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Government Starts Vaccinating Residents 75+

Montgomery County Enters Vaccine Phase 1B; State of Maryland in Phase 1C Montgomery County announced that it has entered Phase 1B of its COVID-19 distribution plan. Phase 1B includes adults age 75 or older (tier 1) and essential frontline workers (tier 2 and tier 3 — see tweet below for a breakdown of these tiers). […]

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October 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 7, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 7, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Walk Maryland: It’s Walk Maryland Day! Find a scheduled walk in Montgomery County to celebrate our state’s official exercise. *Tomorrow* Walk Maryland Day is Wednesday, October 7 A day to promote walking for physical activity, recreation, transportation, and improved […]

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