social distancing

June 25, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Montgomery County Cancels Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

All public firework displays have been canceled for Montgomery County ahead of July Fourth due to ongoing coronavirus concerns. With social distancing and other restrictions still in effect to try and reduce the virus’ spread, many anticipated events have/are being canceled to avoid potential risk. July Fourth is only the latest in a list of […]

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June 19, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Downtown Wheaton Unveils New Streetery Friday

Beginning Friday, sections of Price Avenue and Elkins Street in Downtown Wheaton will be closed for the opening of its streetery, which will offer patrons expanded outdoor seating and dining. Downtown Wheaton will become yet another section of Montgomery County to create a streetery designed for the new norm of socially distanced dining. According to […]

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June 10, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MedStar Healthcare Professionals Talk Protesting in the Age of Coronavirus

People around the country are taking to the streets to protest racial injustice and police brutality after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, but with taking a stand comes the ever-looming threat of spreading the coronavirus. On Friday, MyMCMedia spoke to Dr. Fred Finelli, the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Medstar Montgomery Medical […]

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May 19, 2020 | Staff Writer

Ocean City Restaurant Uses ‘Bumper Tables’ to Promote Social Distancing

    A popular waterfront restaurant and bar in Ocean City went fishing for a way to make social distancing fun. Fish Tales will now use “bumper tables” to promote social distancing. The tables contain inner tubes and wheels. Customers will have the ability to walk around and socialize with others while still practicing social distancing. The […]

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May 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Carmen’s Italian Ice Opens in Olney

Carmen’s Italian Ice officially opened in Olney April 30. It’s located on Spartan Road, in the same location as the old Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard, which closed permanently in the winter. Carmen’s has been open in Rockville for 19 years. Its owner, Jason Mandler, who hales from New Jersey, describes the establishment’s frozen […]

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May 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Ocean City Mayor: ‘We Just Hope Everyone Makes Good Decisions’

Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan views Saturday’s beach and boardwalk opening as a test to pave the way for large summer crowds. “We are looking at this as a positive way to make that transition,” he said during a 30-minute press conference Tuesday. Opening the area for Mother’s Day is not the same as opening […]

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April 28, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Providing Face Coverings for Ride On Passengers Who Can’t Provide Their Own

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation launched a program today to provide face coverings for passengers on buses who don’t have their own. Face coverings are required during the coronavirus crisis to be worn on public transportation according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order. Because of this, MCDOT is urging passengers to wear a face […]

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April 24, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Damascus Local Organizes ‘Social Distance’ Relay to Raise Money for Damascus Help

Damascus community members are hosting a ‘social distancing’ 24 hour relay race to raise money for the local organization Damascus Help. With the help of her friends, Carolyn Sherwood decided to organize the event in the Goshen Oaks neighborhood after seeing a post online that the organization was in need of help. “It is a […]

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April 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Asks State to Review Gun Sales Precautions

Montgomery County Council wrote to the state last week asking it to make sure gun shops are following social distancing orders and that background checks for gun purchases are completed in a timely basis. Council Vice President Tom Hucker explained the impetus for the letter, which was sent to Gov. Larry Hogan, arose after he […]

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April 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Olney Grille Customers Start Fundraiser to Help Restaurant Staff

Loyal customers are lending a helping hand to the Olney Grille during this time of economic hardship. Since Gov. Larry Hogan announced that all restaurants in Maryland would need to close except for carry-out and delivery orders, Olney Grille customers started a fundraiser for the Grille’s staff called the 100 Club. The Olney Grille posted […]

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