stay at home order

May 21, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

ICU Bed Capacity Remains a Concern in Montgomery County

Earlier this week, four of the six hospitals in Montgomery County were at maximum capacity for ICU beds, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles said at a virtual council meeting Thursday. As of this morning, only two are at capacity and more beds are becoming available. “Those numbers are moving in the right direction but […]

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May 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Issues Executive Order Extending ‘Stay at Home’ Order

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve County Executive Marc Elrich’s executive order to extend Gov. Larry Hogan’s Stay at Home order.  On May 6, Hogan amended his March 30 Stay at Home executive order to allow activities like golf and tennis. The amended order also opened state beaches and parks, and allows elective […]

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May 13, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Hogan Lifts Stay at Home Order, But Montgomery County May Be Slow To Follow

At 5 p.m., May 15, Maryland’s stay at home order will be lifted and retail stores and religious insitution can reopen under certain restrictions, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday afternoon. The state now is ready to move into stage one of its Road to Recovery, he declared. However, earlier Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich said […]

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May 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery Recreation, Parks Cancel Scheduled Summer Camps

The Montgomery County Recreation Department and the Parks Department announced in separate statements Wednesday all of its summer camps are canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Refunds are being processed to anyone who has registered. According to Carmen Berrios Martinez, a spokesperson for the Recreation Department, about 6,500 people had registered for 2020 summer recreation […]

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May 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

If Trends Continue Next Week, Maryland Can Lift Stay at Home Order

If COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decrease and ICU stays continue to plateau into next week, Maryland will be ready to lift its Stay at Home order, Gov. Larry Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday.  “Over the past seven days we have seen a good trend in hospitalizations with five straight days downward and then […]

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May 5, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Ocean City to Test the Waters, Open Beach Saturday

Ocean City’s beach, boardwalk and inlet parking lot will be open Saturday, the start of Mother’s Day weekend, following an emergency declaration by Mayor Rick Meehan Monday night. It remains to be seen whether beach goers will flock to the beaches or shy away as people stress over possibly lying next to someone who has […]

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