Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles

November 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Preocupación por la Capacidad de la Morgue tras el Aumento de Casos de COVID-19

Las hospitalizaciones por COVID-19 están aumentando junto a los casos, dijo el Dr. Travis Gayles, oficial de salud del condado de Montgomery, durante una conferencia de prensa el miércoles. “Como se dio cuenta en la conferencia de prensa de la semana pasada, dijimos: ‘que los datos del hospital están un poco rezagados con respecto a […]

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November 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

County Concerned About Morgue Capacity as COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Cases Rise

COVID-19 hospitalizations are catching up to case spikes, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said during a media briefing Wednesday. “As you noticed in last week’s press conference we said, ‘You know the hospital data is kind of lagging behind the cases.’ That’s no longer the case,” Gayles said. “We are seeing comparable increases […]

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November 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles Asks Private Schools to Consider Return to All-Virtual Instruction

On Thursday, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles asked private schools to consider a return to fully-virtual instruction. In a letter, Gayles said a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the county will make it hard to maintain the current low rate of transmission in schools. He also cited that as of Tuesday, the […]

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November 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Gayles Touts ‘Promising News’ About Two COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates

Montgomery County – and the rest of the country – have been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic for more than eight months now. But help may be on the way as early as late December in the form of one or two vaccines. According to Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles, there is “promising […]

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November 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Health Officials See Increase in Youth Hospitalizations Due to COVID-19

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says local hospital leaders are starting to see an increase in hospitalizations, particularly people under 30-years-old, due to COVID-19. “What they reported is they are starting to see- unlike the first wave of cases back in the spring- a higher percentage of young people,” said Dr. Gayles during […]

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November 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Responds to Rise in COVID-19 Cases

As COVID-19 case numbers rise, county leaders say they continue to work with local hospitals to make sure they are prepared. During the county’s weekly virtual COVID-19 media briefing, Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says there have been record case numbers in Maryland, and some ‘higher than expected averages’ locally. Local hospital utilization has also […]

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October 26, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Health Officials Announce Revised Indicators; Reopening Rollbacks Evaluated

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Montgomery County health officials announced revised indicators to guide potential rollbacks of Phase 2 reopening provisions. On Friday, Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles updated the indicators that have guided the County’s decisions since June. “We have been monitoring the uptick in cases to determine whether it was […]

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October 7, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

COVID-19 Outbreak Linked to Montgomery County Youth Soccer Club

Montgomery County is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak linked to a youth soccer club that has now “spilled over” into a high school team, public health officials have confirmed. Over the weekend, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) was notified of two initial positive cases tied to the Potomac Soccer Association. As a result […]

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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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October 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Officials Say County is in Better Position If COVID-19 Cases Spike This Fall

As we enter the fall and winter months, local officials say the county is more prepared if COVID-19 cases happen to spike- compared to when the virus first impacted this area in the spring. “I feel confident that we will be in a better position now to respond to a spike or an increase in […]

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