Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich

July 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Denounces Trump’s Directive to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Census

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich strongly denounced President Donald Trump’s July 21 memorandum that calls for undocumented immigrants to be excluded from the 2020 Census when considering allocation of House of Representatives seats.   “This is yet another attack by Trump to fire up his ever-shrinking base as he continues his attacks on immigrants and people […]

Read more

July 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Says County Will ‘Close Down Any Business’ That Violates COVID-19 Guidelines

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich addressed business compliance with COVID-19 guidelines in a message to residents this week.  He said 96 percent of businesses and restaurants that have been visited by business ambassadors are following regulations, like physical distancing and face coverings. However, several would not comply.  “In these cases, we could not stand by. […]

Read more

July 8, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Cierran Negocios por Violaciones de COVID-19 en Montgomery

Inspectores del condado de Montgomery cerraron tres negocios durante el fin de semana del 4 de julio por no seguir las medidas de salud pública de COVID-19, según un comunicado del condado. Cabana Hookah Lounge en Silver Spring se cerró porque no se permite que los bares de hookah se abran durante la Fase 2. […]

Read more

July 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

UPDATED: Two Businesses Shut Down for COVID-19 Violations Silver Spring

Updated 7:02 p.m.: Mary Anderson, a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), told MyMCMedia that the county’s press release is incorrect. Vibes Hookah Lounge was not closed, but was issued a $500 fine for smoking. Vibes owner Ahmed Kamel told MyMCMedia that the lounge is open for retail and […]

Read more

May 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘I Refuse to Live in Fear’: Residents React to County’s First Step in Reopening

Montgomery County residents who don’t approve of the county’s approach to reopening did not go unheard at Thursday’s press conference from Executive Marc Elrich.  Elrich was booed as he took to the podium, and exclamations from residents continued throughout his announcements.  “I’m in the bad age group, but I’m not afraid and I refuse to […]

Read more

May 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich Interrumpido y Abucheado Mientras Anunciaba Plan de Reapertura Fase 1

En medio múltiples interrupciones y abucheos, el ejecutivo del condado Marc Elrich anunció que la fase 1 del plan de reapertura COVID-19 del condado de Montgomery comenzará a las 6 a.m. del día lunes. Elrich dijo que lo siguiente permanecerá cerrado hasta nuevo aviso: Piscinas Centros para adultos mayores Gimnasios Cines Centros comerciales Salones de […]

Read more

May 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Heckled While Announcing County’s Phase 1 Reopening on June 1

Amid a swarm of hecklers, County Executive Marc Elrich announced Phase 1 of Montgomery County’s COVID-19 reopening plan will start 6 a.m. Monday. Elrich said the following will remain closed until further notice: swimming pools, senior centers, fitness centers, movie theaters, shopping malls, and nail salons. County Executive @Marc_Elrich announces Montgomery County’s Phase 1 reopening […]

Read more

April 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Announces Food Scraps Recycling Program for Businesses and Organizations

Montgomery County will begin the Commercial Food Scraps Recycling Program after Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order is lifted.  Officials announced the new program Wednesday, on Earth Day. County Executive Marc Elrich acknowledged that this year, Earth Day is different.  “This is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and probably the most difficult anniversary […]

Read more

April 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Flags Lowered for Ride On Bus Fleet Manager Who Died of COVID-19

Montgomery County flags have been lowered to half staff to honor Michael Miller, a Montgomery County Department of Transportation employee who died Wednesday evening from the coronavirus. He is the first county employee who has died of COVID-19. Miller, who was 60 years old, helped manage the MCDOT Transit Services Division’s Ride On bus fleet […]

Read more

April 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

New COVID-19 Test Site Opens in White Oak

Patients with referrals can come to the vehicle emissions inspection center in Silver Spring for drive-thru COVID-19 testing. The site opened on Tuesday, and Montgomery County Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles hopes to have the capacity to test 100 people each day the site is open.

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter