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April 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

5 Things to Know Today, April 14, In Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MCPS Reminder: For Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) middle and high schoolers, today is a regular instructional day. Reminder: If you have students in middle school or high school, April 14, May 12 and June 2 will be regular […]

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April 5, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Tuesday Will Be Virtual Learning Day for All MCPS Students 

Tuesday, the first day that Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students resume classes post-spring break, will be a virtual instruction day for all students. The recommendation was made “given the concerns raised about the immediate return in the building following spring break, when we know that families, our community members, our staff may travel,” said […]

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March 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Gayles, Elrich Reemphasize Importance of COVID-19 Testing 

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles reemphasized the importance of getting tested for COVID-19 during a council meeting Tuesday. In response to a question from Councilmember Craig Rice, Gayles said the county wants to prevent another wave of cases and then another wave of lockdowns that some European countries, like Italy, are currently dealing […]

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February 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Elrich Details Vaccine Appointments, Case Rates

Executive Marc Elrich explained that Montgomery County receives about 15,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccination weekly while about 300,000 county residents currently are eligible for the shot. That, and the lack of a mass vaccination site in the county, are the main reasons why it is so difficult to get an appointment and become vaccinated, he […]

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February 8, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Maryland’s First Two Mass Vaccination Sites Now Open

The state of Maryland recently opened its first two mass vaccination sites on Friday. The sites are located at the Six Flags America in Prince George’s County and at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital (BCCFH) in Baltimore City. “[Friday marked] the beginning of mass vaccination in the state of Maryland, and another critical step […]

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December 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 18, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Dec. 18. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Healthcare Workers Get COVID-19 Vaccine:  Holy Cross Health will begin to vaccinate its front line workers with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine today. Adventist HealthCare vaccinated its first frontline healthcare workers on Thursday. Click here to learn more. 2. COVID-19 Vaccine Locally: The […]

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December 17, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 17, in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, Dec. 17. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Slippery Roads Expected: The National Weather Service (NWS) warns motorists to expect icy and slippery roads this morning. Slippery roads are expected this morning. Use caution! pic.twitter.com/yoF7UNBx2X — NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) December 17, 2020 2. Government Offices Opening Later:  Montgomery County […]

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December 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Dec. 16, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 16. It is the seventh night of Hanukkah, Christmas is nine days away, and we might be in for snow today. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Winter Weather: The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory for parts of our […]

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October 30, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Six Flags America COVID-19 Testing Site Expands Hours

The Maryland Department of Health is expanding hours for the COVID-19 testing site at Six Flags America, according to a press release. This week, the Six Flags America site operated from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, and from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. both Wednesday and Friday. But starting Nov. 2, the site […]

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September 25, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Almost 70% of Pregnant Women Screened for COVID-19 by Mary’s Center Tested Positive

Hispanic women account for almost half of Covid-19 cases among pregnant women nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on the CDC’s data, among more than 14,000 pregnant women who tested positive for Covid-19 and provided information on race and ethnicity, more than 6,000 were Hispanic, the largest group among […]

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