social distancing

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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July 31, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Ride On Bus Service to Expand Routes August 2

Beginning August 2, Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will expand the Ride On Bus Service to support businesses that continue to reopen as well as those resuming activity previously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With these new additions in place, all Ride On-branded bus routes and Ride On Extra routes will be operating. The […]

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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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