social distancing

April 2, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Costco Limits Members to Bringing Only One Guest Beginning Friday

Beginning Friday, April 3, Costco will allow only two people – a member and one guest – to enter the store at a time. The changes were made for the safety of members and employees and to help with social distancing, according to Costco. Costco has been getting a lot of attention recently due to […]

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April 1, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Tennis, Pickleball Courts Closed in Montgomery County

Starting today, tennis and pickleball courts will not be available for play. Montgomery Parks announced the decision to close tennis and pickleball courts, citing COVID-19 guidelines about social distancing and use of shared equipment. They encourage residents to partake in solo physical activities such as hiking, biking and running in their trails and parks. They […]

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March 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPD ‘Will Not Randomly Stop Community Members’ Under ‘Stay at Home’ Order

Montgomery County Police Department issued a statement in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s “Stay at Home” order enacted in Maryland Monday. Under Hogan’s order, Marylanders who leave their homes for nonessential reasons and congregate in large groups can receive jail time or a fine of up to $5,000 for not adhering to the state’s efforts […]

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March 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Man Arrested for Hosting 60 People at Bonfire

Gov. Larry Hogan is not messing around. In what could be seen as a stern message to every resident of the state of Maryland, a Charles County man was arrested and charged with failure to comply with an emergency order after he hosted 60 people for a bonfire Friday night.  This is the second time […]

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March 27, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Rockville Cancels Hometown Holidays, Memorial Day Festivities

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the city of Rockville has announced that they are canceling hometown holidays and Memorial Day festivities, according to a statement from the city’s website. Rockville’s Mayor and Council came to the decision on Monday and announced it on Thursday. “This is not a decision we made lightly as we […]

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March 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for March 26 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 26 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.County Volunteer Opportunities: Here’s a list of some emergency response volunteer opportunities available throughout the county that will help others in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2. County Transportation Options for Vulnerable Residents: Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Montgomery […]

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March 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Police Take Educational Approach to Dispersal of Groups of Ten or More

In accordance with recent state mandated social distancing orders, the Montgomery County Police Department says they are addressing gatherings of ten people or more from an educational perspective rather than an enforcement point. MCPD says no arrests have been made when they encounter groups. Instead, they are reminding people of Governor Larry Hogan’s  Executive Order. […]

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March 23, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Churchill High Students Find Creative Way to Spend Time Together

If you’re a high school student and you want to hang out with your friends while social distancing, how do you do it? These Winston Churchill High School students figured out a very creative way. With in-person classes cancelled through at least March 27, these students found a way to see their friends again while […]

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March 20, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Five Montgomery County Hikes To Get You Away From Crowds

As the Coronavirus sweeps over the country, many are encouraged to practice social distancing. If you’re in need of some fresh air, here are some local hiking trails in Montgomery County where you can get away from the crowd. Billy Goat Trail Located in Potomac, Billy Goat Trail offers views to the Chesapeake and Ohio […]

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March 20, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Takoma Park Restricts Playground Equipment Usage

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency, the City of Takoma Park is taking caution by restricting the usage of playground equipment. A post on the City Manager’s blog said: “Unfortunately, the City of Takoma Park is not able to ensure that the surfaces can be kept sanitized nor keep children from playing closely together […]

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