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May 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich: ‘Montgomery County is Not Changing its Policies’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles held a press conference Thursday to clarify the county’s position on reopening during the COVID-19 epidemic. On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that his Stay at Home order will be lifted effective Friday at 5 p.m. and Stage One of reopening Maryland will […]

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May 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for May 13 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, May 13. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Governor’s Press Conference:  At 5 p.m., Gov. Larry Hogan will hold a press conference on stage one of Maryland’s Roadmap to Recovery. It will be streamed live on the governor’s Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts.  Tomorrow at 5 p.m., I will […]

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May 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for May 6 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, May 6 and it’s National Nurses Day! Thank a nurse for their frontline work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five things to know for today in Montgomery County. 1. Governor’s Press Conference: Gov. Larry Hogan will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. to give COVID-19 updates. It streams live on his […]

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April 24, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Maryland Could Begin Reopening in Early May

Maryland’s plan for reopening has three stages and could begin in early May, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Friday.  “I’m optimistic that if Marylanders continue staying home and continue practicing physical distancing a little while longer, that our numbers could continue to plateau, and I’m hopeful that we could then be able […]

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April 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘It is a Threat to Nearly Everyone’ Says Hogan on Coronavirus

The number of COVID-19 cases in Maryland has tripled in less than a week, Gov. Larry Hogan said at a press conference Friday.  “We now have widespread community transmission. This virus is everywhere and it is a threat to nearly everyone,” he said. There are 2,758 cases in the state, in every jurisdiction. 416 patients […]

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March 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council President Katz Addresses Coronavirus Preparedness

COVID-19 precaution measures were among the key topics at County Council President Sidney Katz’s monthly press conference on Monday. Maryland currently has five total confirmed cases and 62 negative tests for COVID-19. Four of those cases are in Montgomery County (one is in Harford County). On Monday, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he signed emergency […]

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March 6, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich on Coronavirus Cases: ‘There is No Reason to Panic’

The three Montgomery County residents who tested positive for COVID-19 are recovering and most of their symptoms have abated although they remain in quarantine in their own homes, according to Dr. Travis Gayles, the county health officer and chief of public health services. During a 40-minute press conference this morning, Gayles and County Executive Marc […]

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February 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Continues Efforts to Combat Hate, Bias, and Discrimination in Schools

Superintendent Jack Smith held his monthly media briefing on Thursday. Topics of discussion included efforts to combat hate and bias in schools, vaping awareness, and pedestrian safety. Deputy Superintendent Monifa McKnight also shared details on what plans MCPS continues to have in place to make sure there is inclusion and acceptance for all students.

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September 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Employees Now Have Free Access to County Recreation Facilities

All full-time Montgomery County Public Schools employees officially have free and unlimited access to all county recreation and aquatics facilities. Councilmember Gabe Albornoz will hold a press conference Saturday morning at the Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center in Rockville to make the announcement formally. He’ll be joined by Recreation Director Robin Riley, […]

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May 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS: Damascus Athletic Director, JV Coaching Staff Are Out

Montgomery County Public School Superintendent Jack Smith held a press conference Tuesday, where Smith answered questions about the letter mailed to the Damascus community detailing an update into MCPS’s internal investigation into the alleged locker room rapes. (Video courtesy of Facebook/Fox 5 DC) Athletic Director, JV Football Coach Out at Damascus MCPS is making major […]

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