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November 17, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Tightens Restrictions: ‘We Are In A War Right Now And The Virus Is Winning’

Gov. Larry Hogan announced several new measures to tighten Maryland’s coronavirus restrictions at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. The news comes as coronavirus cases are surging across the country. Maryland has had 13 days with more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases; the state positivity rate is 6.85%, and the case rate is 49 cases per […]

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October 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Nursing Home Indoor Visiting Allowed; Childcare Can Operate Full Capacity

Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a news conference Thursday that Maryland has reached a new milestone since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time since March 28, Hogan said Maryland is reporting zero coronavirus deaths. Nursing Home Indoor Visiting Now Allowed As Maryland is in its third recovery phase—but Montgomery County is […]

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May 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

At Least 14 Long-Term Care Facilities Visited by State Teams in Montgomery County

State officials have visited at least 14 long-term care facilities in Montgomery County, County Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services Dr. Travis Gayles explained at a council meeting Thursday.   Gayles said nine facilities have been visited by state infection control consultants, and at least two have been visited by state action teams just […]

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May 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Updated COVID-19 Data Shows How Virus is Impacting Local Community

Lots of updated information regarding the impact of COVID-19 in Montgomery County is available. County Executive Marc Elrich, and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles discussed pandemic efforts during their weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday. County Executive Elrich confirmed the grim milestone of 304 COVID-19 related deaths. Currently, there’s more than 5,000 confirmed COVID-19 […]

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March 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Seeks Volunteers to Assist Nursing Home Residents

Montgomery County’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to assist nursing home residents. Volunteers will be responsible for making regular visits in nursing homes and assisted living facilities across Montgomery County, according to a news release. The Long Term Ombudsman Program, designated by the Maryland Department of Aging, supports a group of volunteers […]

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February 12, 2014 | Valerie Bonk

Quilting African American History in Silver Spring (Photos)

A group of seniors at a retirement community in Silver Spring decided to take a unique approach this year to honoring African American History. The Riderwood African-American History Club and the Riderwood Quilt Club, two resident-led groups at the Riderwood nursing community held their first quilt show to commemorate Black History Month. Find a gallery […]

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