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April 14, 2021 | Michelle Queen

City of Rockville’s Parks, Civic Center and Nature Center to Gradually Reopen

The City of Rockville will gradually reopen some of its facilities during April in accordance with revised county and state COVID-19 health regulations. Residents will be able to hold small gatherings again at city facilities including parks and the Glenview Mansion and social hall. Also, rehearsal or recording sessions at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre […]

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April 7, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

One Year Later, County Public Library Buildings Still Not Fully Open

As more people get the coronavirus vaccine, life is beginning to resemble a “new normal” — children are returning to classrooms, people are eating outside, and recreation centers are allowing some patrons to use its facilities. As restrictions for establishments are loosening, library buildings in Montgomery County still remain mostly closed. Anita Vassallo, director of Montgomery […]

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April 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

All Marylanders Ages 16+ Now Eligible to Preregister for State Mass Vaccination Sites

Effective immediately, all Marylanders ages 16+ can preregister with the state for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a mass vaccination site, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Thursday. Hogan said the state will likely be able to announce further acceleration of vaccine eligibility in the days ahead. He met with the White House […]

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April 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Concerned About Rising COVID-19 Metrics Following Statewide Reopenings  

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants Gov. Larry Hogan to reconsider some recent reopenings following worsening COVID-19 metrics, Elrich said during a media briefing Wednesday. Beginning March 12, the state lifted COVID-19 capacity limits on retail businesses, religious facilities, fitness centers, personal services and indoor recreational establishments. Large indoor and outdoor venues could start operating […]

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March 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS School Board Votes to Combine Last Two Reopening Phases 

In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Montgomery County Board of Education accelerated the phase-in plan when it comes to in-person learning by combining Phases 2.1 and 2.2.  Now, grades 7 and 10 will phase in by April 19, joining grades 8, 9 and 11. Originally, grades 7 and 10 were scheduled to return by April […]

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March 15, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Begins Broader Phase-In for In-Person Learning  

On Monday, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) began its broader student phase-in for in-person learning. MCPS launched its return to in-person learning on March 1, when students in specific special education and career technology programs returned to buildings. More students in specific programs and in grades K-3 returned Monday. MyMCM visited Seneca Valley High School […]

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March 12, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Council to Vote on Capacity Increases for Gatherings, Religious Facilities, Among Other Changes

The Montgomery County Council, sitting as the Board of Health (BOH), is scheduled to meet virtually Friday at 1:30 p.m. to introduce a regulation and hold a public hearing for new reopening measures. A vote is tentatively scheduled during the meeting following the hearing. If the council votes to approve the changes, they go into […]

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March 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich: ‘I Am Not Inclined to Follow the Guidance of the Governor’

County Executive Marc Elrich called for “continued careful balance” in reducing the spread of COVID-19. In a statement released Thursday, Elrich pointed to Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement that as of March 12, he would end many of the restrictions and capacity limits that have been in place to curb the spread of COVID-19. “It almost […]

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March 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Dr. Monifa McKnight Approved as MCPS Acting Superintendent Effective June 

On Thursday, the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) school board unanimously approved Dr. Monifa McKnight, Deputy Superintendent, to become acting superintendent this summer. McKnight is the first Black woman to be named MCPS Superintendent for any amount of time, Spokesperson Gboyinde Onijala told MyMCM. Her new role is effective June 1, when current Superintendent Dr. […]

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March 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

In Video Message, Fauci Urges Residents to Continue Following Health Measures

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Adviser to President Joe Biden, urged Montgomery County residents to continue following health safety measures. In a video message played during Tuesday’s county council meeting, Fauci said, “Now is the time to keep our foot on the accelerator with […]

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