phase 2 reopening

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 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Advises Against Door-To-Door Trick-Or-Treating

Montgomery County officials issued guidance Friday on keeping families and children safe during Halloween in light of COVID-19. County officials are advising against traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating because of the “challenge of maintaining proper physical distancing on porches and at front doors.” They are also advising against participating in activities where food is shared, such as […]

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September 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich Working to Relax Restrictions on Music Performances, Hours for Selling Alcohol

Montgomery County is currently still in Phase 2 of reopening but a few restrictions are being lifted. During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich announced that outdoor performances are allowed under certain conditions, including a 50 person gathering restriction. Local leaders say there are plans to allow performances to operate across […]

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September 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Working With Faith Community To Expand Capacity for Places of Worship

Montgomery County leaders are working with local members of the faith community to potentially allow more capacity in places of worship. Under Phase 2 guidelines, religious facilities can have virtual, drive-in, and limited indoor and outdoor services with certain requirements. “We’re looking for ways that we can potentially allow the faith community to have some […]

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September 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Not Ready to Move Into Phase 3, Elrich Says ‘It’s Not Party Time Yet’

During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich responded to Gov. Larry Hogan’s guidance on moving into the next re-opening phase. Although Hogan announced on Tuesday that the state was easing restrictions and moving to Phase 3, Elrich says data shows that Montgomery County is not ready to move into the […]

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August 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Actualización de la Fase 2: Reapertura de Museos, Galerías de Arte y Boleras

El lunes, el condado de Montgomery actualizó sus pautas de reapertura de la fase 2 con la aprobación unánime del Concejo del condado. Esto es lo que permiten ahora las pautas actualizadas: Los museos y las galerías de arte ahora pueden reabrir con restricciones. Las boleras pueden reabrirse con restricciones. Las instalaciones de servicio de […]

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August 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Featured - Phase 2

Updated Phase 2 Guidelines Allows Museums, Art Galleries, Bowling Alleys to Reopen

On Monday, Montgomery County updated its phase 2 reopening guidelines with the unanimous approval by the County Council. Here’s what the updated guidelines now allow for: Museums and art galleries can now reopen with restrictions. Bowling alleys can reopen with restrictions. Food service facilities are requred to post signs that advice customers about wearing face […]

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August 5, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘We Eased Some Restrictions and We Tightened Others’

During his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich gave updates regarding the recent amended executive order to allow more businesses to reopen under Phase 2 Guidelines. Elrich says while some restrictions have been eased, others have been tightened. Businesses that offer services like waxing, tanning, tattooing, facials, and massages are now […]

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July 30, 2020 | Tori Bergel

White Oak Bowling Lanes Angered by Forced Re-Closure

White Oak Bowling Lanes in Silver Spring is enlisting the public to help them overturn an executive order causing the business to close down despite continued reopening efforts throughout the county. On Tuesday, the bowling alley surprised customers when it posted to Facebook saying that it would be closing its doors again after over a […]

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July 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Expands Mask Order Outdoors, Issues Travel Advisory, Announces Deputy Health Secretary’s Retirement

At a coronavirus news conference Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan made five big announcements about the state’s response to the public health crisis. Here’s what you should know: 1) Maryland will not move to phase 3 of reopening: Hogan says for the time being Maryland will remain in stage 2 of Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery plan […]

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