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March 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Vaccine Eligibility Expands to Include Residents 16+ with Underlying Conditions

On Tuesday, Maryland entered COVID-19 vaccine Phase 2B, expanding eligibility to residents ages 16+ with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19, as well as other groups. The state directs residents to a CDC webpage that lists which conditions can lead adults of any age to be more likely severely ill from […]

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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, Elrich Reemphasize Importance of COVID-19 Testing 

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles reemphasized the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 during a council meeting Tuesday. In response to a question from Councilmember Craig Rice, Gayles said the county wants to prevent another wave of cases and then another wave of lockdowns that some European countries, like Italy, are currently dealing […]

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October 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Releases Draft COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Maryland released the initial draft of its COVID-19 vaccination plan. There are currently no coronavirus vaccines approved by the FDA. Referencing CDC information, the draft plan sent to CDC Director Robert Redfield on Oct. 16 said limited vaccine doses could be available by early November, but that is expected to increase considerably in 2021. Patients […]

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August 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Classifying Soccer as High Risk, County Still Reviewing Guidelines

Montgomery County is still considering how to approach soccer during the ongoing pandemic.  County Executive Marc Elrich issued an executive order last week amending his Phase 2 reopening order. Under the directive, high-risk sports are limited to no-contact skills building and drills, while low and medium-risk sports can have games. The county references the Maryland […]

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May 8, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Poolesville Parks Remain Closed

As various park amenities in Montgomery County reopen, the Poolesville parks will remain closed until May 18. According to a Facebook post on Thursday, the parks could be delayed if there is any significant increase in the hospitalization rates in the State of Maryland. The Town of Poolesville will make a decision the week of […]

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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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May 15, 2016 | Mark Avallone, MBA, CFP®, CRPS®, AIF®

3 Core Savings Tips for Millennials In Their 30s

If you’re in your 30s, now is the time to save. There are countless articles on the need for Millennials to save, but they tend to target people in their 20s and often overlook the early 30s crowd. I like to call you early-30-somethings “young accumulators.” You have careers and skills that you have sharpened […]

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February 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Dr. Luis Branco, cofounder Zalgen Labs

Dr. Branco on Rapid Ebola Test: “Incredibly Proud” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dr. Luis Branco of Zalgen Labs in Germantown shares his pride for the medical staff and scientists who worked as a team on the rapid Ebola diagnostic test. He credits a lot of dedication “on both sides of the ocean” to make it possible so quickly. Take a look: According […]

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