Reopening Montgomery

October 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Riemer Warns More Reopenings Mean ‘We Are Painting Ourselves Into a Corner’ with Schools

Councilmember Hans Riemer is concerned schools are not being prioritized when it comes to Montgomery County’s reopening strategy. “Yes small businesses are paying a price from covid, kids are paying a price from covid too,” Riemer said in an interview with MyMCMedia. Montgomery County Public Schools has been offering virtual learning since March and will […]

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October 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmember Riemer: Montgomery County’s Reopening Efforts Should Prioritize Students

Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer is concerned that Montgomery County isn’t prioritizing getting students back into the classroom. In a letter sent to county residents Monday, Riemer explained why he was the only Councilmember to vote against allowing restaurants and bars to apply for a permit to serve alcohol after 10 p.m. “While the proposal […]

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September 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

It’s Not Too Late for Businesses to Apply For Reopen Montgomery Grant Program

Good news for businesses in need of financial assistance to reopen safely amid the COVID-19 health crisis – it’s not too late to apply for county grant funding. The Reopen Montgomery Grant Program aims to reimburse businesses and nonprofits for expenses incurred to comply with state and county reopening requirements. The County Council passed a […]

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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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July 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Recreation Cancels Summer Camps

Montgomery County Recreation announced on Friday that late-summer modified camps are canceled.  Officials with the department say they are working to process refunds. All summer camp payment plans have also been canceled.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a critical need for health care providers in the community for other vital services. According to a press […]

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June 4, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, June 4. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Rent Assistance Program: Montgomery County is offering partial rent suport to low-income residents who have been impacted finacially during the COVID-19 health crisis. Applications must be submitted by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5. Click here for more detials. Have […]

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