social distancing

April 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Council Proposes COVID-19 Limits for Summer Camps

Montgomery County Council is expected to set regulations concerning summer camps during its April 13 meeting in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19. Council President Tom Hucker and Vice President Gabe Albornoz have proposed limiting summer camps to only participants who live in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. They also are proposing that […]

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April 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery Parks Updates Restrictions for Athletic Facilities

Montgomery Parks announced on April 3 that they will be modifying certain COVID-19 restrictions within their athletic facilities in accordance with Montgomery County’s recently amended health regulations and updated COVID sports guide. Montgomery Parks will be implementing the following changes and guidelines: Nets at all basketball courts in parks will be reinstalled. For sports played […]

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March 26, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Maryland Schools Update Social Distancing in the Classroom to 3 Feet

The State of Maryland announced Thursday that it will implement updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for social distancing in the classroom. The guidelines recommend that with universal masking, students in grades K-12 should maintain a minimum of three feet during in-person learning. “Every single Maryland student must have the […]

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March 9, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Lifts State Capacity Limits for Dining; Montgomery County Leaders Express Opposition

Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Tuesday that the state will start easing capacity limits at bars, restaurants, and other establishments. Hogan’s updated executive order means that starting Friday at 5 p.m., capacity limits for indoor and outdoor restaurants and foodservice establishments will be lifted. The order notes that restaurants and bars can […]

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February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Education Reduces Graduation Requirements; Clarifies Opening Procedures

The Montgomery County Public School Class of 2021 will be required to complete only three math credits and a half credit of physical education prior to graduation. Before the pandemic, seniors needed four credits in math and a full credit in physical education in order to graduate. These reduced requirements now match what is required by […]

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February 9, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

MCPS Will Return to In-School Learning with Phased-In Approach March 1

Montgomery County Public School’s Board of Education members unanimously agreed Tuesday to return students to the classroom beginning with small groups of the most vulnerable students on March 1 and continuing through April 26 at the latest for seventh and 10th graders. About 500 students in 68 schools are expected to return March 1. The […]

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November 13, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

County Officials Remind Residents to Stay Vigilant About COVID-19 During Holiday Season

Montgomery County officials urge residents to continue to stay vigilant about COVID-19 as they plan for the upcoming holidays. Montgomery County’s three-day average for new COVID-19 cases is 209, according to the press release. The state of Maryland reached a record-high number of 1,869 cases this Friday, Nov. 13, according to Baltimore Sun. The United […]

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October 13, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Montgomery Parks to Host Pumpkin Patch Hike

In an effort to celebrate this Halloween during a challenging time, Montgomery Parks announced that they will host a pumpkin patch hike on Friday, October 30. The hike, which will be located at the Locust Grove Nature Center, will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m to accommodate younger children. The hike travels through […]

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October 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Restaurant Declared ‘Unsafe Facility’ After COVID-19 Violations

The Society Restaurant & Lounge in Silver Spring has been declared an “Unsafe Facility” by Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles after repeated COVID-19 violations. The Georgia Avenue establishment was ordered to close on Tuesday following an inspection on Saturday. It must remain closed for 30 days or until Gayles approves reopening. Society previously […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Sandy Spring Museum Offers Socially-Distanced Outdoor ‘Artina’ Exhibit 

The COVID-19 pandemic is keeping many people home and many buildings closed. The Sandy Spring Museum remains closed however its annual summer outdoor exhibit “Artina” still went on display this year.  The widespread exhibit makes social distancing easy. This year’s theme focuses on light, illumination and climate change. Artina 2020 is on display until Nov. […]

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