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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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September 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 24, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 24 and here are five things to know today in Montgomery County. 1. Tenant Town Hall: Learn about the rights that renters have, options for avoiding eviction, and where to go for support during this virtual town hall at 7:00 p.m. Click here for more details. Renters, it is important to know your […]

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September 23, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 23, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 23 and here are five things to know today in Montgomery County. 1. County Weekly Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and Facebook and County […]

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September 18, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Condado de Montgomery Anuncia el Calendario de Pruebas de COVID-19

Funcionarios de salud del condado de Montgomery han anunciado el calendario de pruebas de COVID-19 para la próxima semana. Las pruebas estarán disponibles a partir del lunes, septiembre 21, hasta el viernes, septiembre 25, desde las 9 de la mañana hasta la 1 de la tarde. Las pruebas también estarán disponibles de la 1 de […]

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September 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 3, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 3 and here are five things for you to know today: 1.  Free Coronavirus Testing: Montgomery County’s free coronavirus testing clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the White Oak Community Recreation Center and the Silver Spring Civic Building from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Click here for more details. […]

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September 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 2, in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Sept. 2 and here are five things for you to know today: 1. Virtual Briefing: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. Residents can watch the briefing on Facebook Live and […]

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August 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

AdvaGenix: State Health Department Incorrectly Said Permit Was Suspended

AdvaGenix, the Rockville lab that was supplying and processing COVID-19 tests for the county’s free sites, says the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) incorrectly said their laboratory permit was suspended.  On Friday the MDH ordered AdvaGenix to stop processing COVID-19 tests. The MDH said that federal and state investigators found “certain improper laboratory and COVID-19 […]

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August 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Procedure Concerns, County Ends Testing Contract With AdvaGenix

Montgomery County will no longer be using COVID-19 tests from AdvaGenix, the Rockville lab that was supplying and processing tests for the county’s free sites.  The county announced Tuesday that its contract with AdvaGenix was terminated after the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) ordered the lab to stop processing tests on Friday. The MDH said […]

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August 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 7, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday, Aug. 7, and here are five things worth knowing today in Montgomery County. 1. Free COVID Testing: There are three free COVID-19 testing site options available in Germantown and Wheaton today. Appointments are recommended to reduce wait times, but walk-ups are allowed. Click here for more options. 2. Lap Swimming Reservations: Lane reservations for lap swimming are now […]

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