montgomery county

April 3, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery College Donates Personal Protective Equipment to County

Hospitals around the world are having limited medical supplies and equipment items so Montgomery College (MC) donated over 3,100 of personal protective equipment (PPE) items to the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Late Tuesday evening, the College’s Coronavirus Advisory Team (CAT) gathered, packaged and delivered equipment and supplies. These items were donated from […]

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April 2, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Requests Equipment Donations for First Responders and Medical Staff

Montgomery County is asking for the public to donate Personal Protective Equipment after facing a critical shortage, the county announced today. The protective equipment needed includes respirators, masks, gowns, face shields and gloves. This equipment is necessary to keep first responders and medical personnel safe while working in the county during the pandemic and is […]

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March 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Gets 220 Gallons of Sanitizer from Frederick Distillery

A distillery in downtown Frederick is giving 220 gallons of hand sanitizer at cost to Montgomery County’s First Responders as well as some non-profits and small businesses. Last week, McClintock Distilling Company gave the county 50 gallons of high proof alcohol that was converted into hand sanitizer by another company, said Braeden Bumpers, one of […]

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March 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks: ‘Use of Playgrounds in our Parks is Prohibited’

Montgomery Parks announced Friday that use of the playgrounds is prohibited. Apparently, visitors to some of the playgrounds have ignored the posted signs about the potential danger of using the playgrounds. Montgomery Parks will use fending to close off some of the playgrounds. Use of playgrounds in our parks is prohibited. Some playgrounds will be […]

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March 26, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Unemployment Claims Jump 15-Fold

Almost 4,000 county residents filed for unemployment compensation last week, according to the Maryland Department of Labor Division of Unemployment Insurance. This marks more than a 15-fold increase over the previous week, which ended March 14. At that time, only 256 residents had applied. During the week that ended March 21, 3,579 claims were filed […]

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March 24, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Libraries Now Offer Virtual Storytime

Montgomery County Public Libraries is now offering virtual events, including the popular storytimes for young children. The libraries are using the web conferencing service, Zoom, to deliver storytimes virtually while most families are staying at home. Tuesday morning, a family storytime was held at 9 a.m. for young children. Two more family storytimes are scheduled […]

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March 22, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Maryland’s Third Coronavirus Death: Montgomery County Woman in her 40s

The Maryland Department of Health announced Saturday night the state’s third death as a result of #COVID19: a Montgomery County woman in her 40s who suffered from underlying medical conditions. RELEASE: @MDHealthDept tonight announced the state’s third death as a result of #COVID19: a Montgomery County resident in her 40s who suffered from underlying medical […]

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March 20, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery Parks Limits Gatherings to Maximum of Ten

To insure public safety from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Montgomery Parks is limiting gatherings to a maximum of ten people. Although parks will remain open, indoor facilities are closed through April 30. A post on the Montgomery Parks website said: “going for a hike or bike ride, shooting baskets on an otherwise empty court, and […]

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March 20, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Takoma Park Restricts Playground Equipment Usage

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency, the City of Takoma Park is taking caution by restricting the usage of playground equipment. A post on the City Manager’s blog said: “Unfortunately, the City of Takoma Park is not able to ensure that the surfaces can be kept sanitized nor keep children from playing closely together […]

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March 20, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Dr. Travis Gayles Urges Young People to Stay Home

As most people continue to self-quarantine, Montgomery County Health Officer, Dr. Travis Gayles advises young people to stay at home to avoid risk of obtaining the coronavirus (COVID-19). In a video released yesterday, March 19, Dr. Gayles confirms that like elders, young people are at risk too. The video was meant for young people to […]

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