Office of Emergency Management

November 19, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Approval for SoccerPlex Tournament Rescinded After Positive COVID-19 Test

Montgomery County rescinded its approval for a soccer tournament scheduled for Nov. 20-22 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds after a player tested positive for COVID-19. Several thousand players were expected to play. Dr. Earl Stoddard, director of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Management Staff, said the Soccerplex’s initial plan for the […]

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October 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Ensuring Business Reopening Enforcement is Racially Equitable

The county is looking into COVID-19 safety enforcement measures for businesses to ensure that they are racially equitable. All businesses, as a condition of reopening, are required to abide by general operating guidelines. Violations can result in citations or closure. During a virtual media briefing on Thursday, Office of Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard mentioned […]

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September 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Encourages Residents to Prepare Emergency Kits for COVID-19

September is National Preparedness Month and Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is urging residents to prepare for the possibility of a second coronavirus wave. It was only a couple of months ago that people around Montgomery County were struggling to find basic household items like toilet, paper towels, bleach, and more. […]

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July 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Makes $15 Million PPE Purchase to Prepare for Fall, Spring

The Montgomery County Department of General Services and Office of Procurement made a purchase of nearly $15 million for personal protective equipment [PPE] within the past month, according to county leaders. Office of Emergency Management Director, Dr. Earl Stoddard says this is a continuous effort to make sure that the county is prepared amid the […]

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July 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Businesses That Ignore Phase Re-Opening Requirements Face Enforcement

Montgomery County inspectors are cracking down on local businesses that do not comply with Phase 2 re-opening requirements. Two restaurants in Silver Spring were forced to close over the past weekend as a result of not being compliant. Now, county leaders are reminding business owners about the importance of phase re-opening education enforcement. Society Lounge and The […]

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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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March 4, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Council Briefed on Coronavirus, Preventative and Preparation Measures In Place

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread worldwide, prevention and preparation efforts are being taken locally to ensure the safety of all residents. On Tuesday, Montgomery County Councilmembers were briefed on the novel coronavirus by local health and emergency management officials. Health officials say the virus causes a respiratory illness that can range from mild to […]

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