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 27, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Darnestown Liquor and Wine Store Reopens After Closure Due to COVID-19

Darnestown Liquor and Wine Store reopened on Monday after being closed for three weeks due to several employees testing positive for COVID-19. The store closed because of staffing shortages after many employees were forced to quarantine and was expected to tentatively reopen on July 20, according to an earlier press release. During the closure, a […]

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June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Potomac Bridal Shop One of 25 Awarded in Second Round of PPE Grants

Love Couture Bridal, a Potomac bridal boutique, was announced Tuesday as one of 25 Maryland businesses set to receive grants totaling $1.6 million to aid in the production of personal protective equipment (PPE). The recipients, announced by Governor Larry Hogan, are part of a second round of grants being awarded by the Department of Commerce […]

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May 26, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Silver Spring Couple’s Quarantine Birthday Song Brightens Spirits

COVID-19 has caused a disruption in many festivities including graduations and birthday celebrations. To try to make up for the disappointments, musicians Elizabeth and Phil Kominski from Silver Spring, members of the band The Breakaways, created a quarantine birthday song for those who have to celebrate their special day during these tough times. The original […]

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April 13, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Inmate Tests Positive for Coronavirus at County Correctional Facility

An inmate at the county correctional facility has tested positive for coronavirus, Montgomery County’s Department of Correction and Rehabilitation reported. The inmate is currently living in the medical unit and is doing well, according to the county. Staff at the facility and one inmate who had contact with the infected inmate are in quarantine. Other […]

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April 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Sherwood High School Musicians Perform ‘Quarantine Magic’ Virtually

Jazz musicians from Sherwood High School were not about to let social distancing and a closed school stop their music. What started as a check-in text from their instrumental teacher, Alex Silverbook, ended in a nine-minute virtual rendition of Grover Washington Jr.’s Mr. Magic, appropriately renamed Quarantine Magic. When Silverbook, who has been teaching at […]

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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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March 12, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Frustrated By Lack of Information About Marylanders on Docked Cruise Ship

Gov. Hogan expressed his frustration with the federal government’s communication about the 12 Marylanders aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship docked off the coast of California after the COVID-19 coronavirus was confirmed onboard.  21 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed on the ship: two guests and 19 crew members. The ship docked at a […]

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March 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

José Andrés Provides Meals to California Cruise Ship with Coronavirus Cases

Chef and Bethesda resident José Andrés brought his non-profit World Central Kitchen (WCK) to California to feed people quarantined on the Grand Princess cruise ship after the COVID-19 coronavirus was confirmed onboard. Meals are prepared in San Francisco and transported to the ship in Oakland. Team getting lunch & dinner loaded onto the #GrandPrincess for […]

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March 9, 2020 | Ryan Donovan

500 D.C. Churchgoers Asked to Self Quarantine After Contacting Priest with Coronavirus

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has confirmed a case of coronavirus at Christ Church Georgetown on O Street NW. The patient – who is presumed to be DC’s first person to test positive for coronavirus – was working as a rector for mass, and distributed communion and shook hands with 500 people reportedly. Officials […]

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