Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich

February 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Details Vaccine Appointments, Case Rates

Executive Marc Elrich explained that Montgomery County receives about 15,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination weekly while about 300,000 county residents currently are eligible for the shot. That, and the lack of a mass vaccination site in the county, are the main reasons why it is so difficult to get an appointment and become vaccinated, he […]

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February 18, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

County Considers Lifting Some Restrictions if COVID-19 Cases Continue to Decline

COVID-19 case numbers are starting to slightly decrease in Montgomery County, and officials say it’s most likely partly due to vaccines becoming more available and most people following safety guidelines. “The numbers are encouraging, but they are not numbers we want to get comfortable with,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich during his weekly virtual […]

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February 17, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: County Has Requested Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Montgomery County has the highest number of people in Maryland who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine according to county health officials. However, there’s still a long way to go. During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich noted that the supply of doses is not enough […]

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January 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich Sends Well Wishes to Biden Administration: ‘America Starts a New Chapter’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich issued a statement after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the President and Vice President of the United States. Elrich wished the new administration well, saying: Today, America starts a new chapter as we welcome our 46th President Joe Biden and 49th Vice President Kamala Harris. They take […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘They Basically Didn’t Do Anything’: Elrich Criticizes Capitol Police Response to Mob

On Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol went under lockdown when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building. Five people reportedly died, including one Capitol Police officer. Officer Brian Sicknick died around 9:30 p.m. Thursday from injuries sustained Wednesday, according to a police statement. Lawmakers were forced to evacuate the building and hide as a mob […]

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January 8, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich a los Oficiales de la Policía del Capitolio: ‘Básicamente no Hicieron Nada’

Cuando se difundió la noticia de la renuncia del jefe de policía del Capitolio de los Estados Unidos, el ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, pronunció duras palabras sobre los esfuerzos del departamento de policía durante el caos del miércoles en el distrito. “Básicamente no hicieron nada”, dijo Elrich a MyMCM en una entrevista […]

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January 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: BLM Protestors Treated Like ‘Invading Army’ While Trump Supporters Let Through 

As news of the U.S. Capitol Police Chief’s resignation spread, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich had harsh words for the police department’s efforts during Wednesday’s chaos in the district. “They basically didn’t do anything,” Elrich told MyMCM in an interview Thursday. “And when you compare pictures of how they responded to Black Lives Matter, which […]

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January 4, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

After White’s Ferry Shutdown, Leaders Hope for Resolution

After more than 230 years of operation, White’s Ferry announced on Dec. 28 that it would stop service effective immediately following a November court ruling in Virginia. Since 1786, the ferry transported commuters across the Potomac River between Montgomery County, near Poolesville, and Loudoun County, Virginia. MyMCM spoke with Kerri Cook, president of the Town […]

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December 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Has Received 61 Requests from Retail Stores to Exceed 150-Person Capacity

Montgomery County has received 61 requests from retail stores asking for approval to allow more than 150 customers, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard said at a media briefing Tuesday. In the county, retail capacity is limited to one person per 200 square feet. Large retail stores that want to allow more […]

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December 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich on COVID-19 Vaccines: ‘Be Prepared to Wear the Mask for a While’

As COVID-19 vaccines are starting to roll out across Montgomery County hospitals, County Executive Marc Elrich is warning the public to expect mask wearing to continue into the future. Elrich said at a media briefing Dec. 16 that once COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, people should prepare to keep wearing a mask even after they […]

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