Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich

May 13, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich Says Vaccine Hesitancy ‘Will Delay Our Ability to Achieve Herd Immunity’

The Maryland Department of Health released a tracking pool that shows groups that are most likely to express hesitancy about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Although there is greater access to more vaccine doses now, data shows that some Marylanders are uncertain about getting the shot. “The problem with all this is it will delay our […]

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May 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Politicians Call for More Changes to Already-Reduced Beltway Widening Plans

While several local and state officials praised the state’s decision to not widen the Beltway at the 270-495 spur through Chevy Chase and Silver Spring, they also called for more changes to the state’s latest proposal to reduce traffic congestion along the Beltway. County Executive Marc Elrich applauded the decision not to widen 495 east […]

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May 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Homelessness Decreased, Especially Among Families with Children, During Area One-Day Count

The number of families with children experiencing homelessness decreased by 52% between the 2020 Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Point-in-Time survey to the 2021 survey. Overall, the number of persons experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County dropped by 14%. During the point-in-time survey, which was conducted on Jan. 27, county staff, members of several nonprofits who […]

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May 6, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich: ‘I Don’t Have Enough Staff Right Now to Open Up All the Libraries’

At his weekly media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich was asked by a reporter about why libraries, recreation centers, and senior centers still have not reopened. According to Elrich, there are “different issues” for why these places have not fully reopened. “One is you know we don’t we don’t have everybody vaccinated then […]

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May 5, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Meal Delivery Program Provides Sustenance for Local Senior Citizens

A local meal delivery program is ensuring that food gets into the hands of many senior citizens who need it. County Executive Marc Elrich joined Montgomery County Recreation on Wednesday to prepare and deliver boxes of food. The Senior Meal Program has delivered more than 180,00 meals to elderly people who have been unable to […]

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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 28, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘The More People To Come Out and Get Their Shots, The More Things Will Open’

Montgomery County is moving forward with reopening in phases tied to vaccination rates. Now that more than 50% of the county’s population has the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, some restrictions have been eased. “This is going to incentivize our community to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The more people come out and […]

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April 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Líderes Anuncian Iniciativa Conjunta para Abordar la Seguridad y el Bienestar de los Estudiantes

El ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, se unió a los líderes locales el viernes para anunciar la iniciativa interinstitucional “Reimaginar la seguridad escolar y el bienestar de los estudiantes”, que tiene como objetivo moldear la seguridad pública en las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS), y brindar apoyo social y mental a […]

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April 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Leaders Announce Joint Initiative to Address Student Safety and Wellbeing 

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined local leaders Friday to announce the interagency “Reimagining School Safety and Students’ Well-Being Initiative,” which aims to reshape public safety in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and provides social and mental support to students. A steering committee will lead discussion and implementation of recommendations for reimagining safety and mental […]

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April 23, 2021 | Rachel Clair

Montgomery County Energy Summit Announces Speakers

The Montgomery County Energy Summit has announced the opening and keynote speaker lineup for the 2021 event, which will run from May 4 to May 6. The annual event, now in its eighth year, will be all virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Green Building Council National […]

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