October 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich Gives Update on COVID-19 Transmission Data, Testing Efforts

According to county contact tracing data, indoor, outdoor, and family gatherings continue to have high levels of COVID-19 transmission. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says COVID-19 testing is important in getting a handle on the virus’s transmission. Although the testing numbers continue to be strong, Elrich says the more people who do it, the better. “Our […]

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September 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Says All School Systems Have Submitted In-Person Learning Plans

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that all 24 Maryland jurisdictions have state-approved plans to bring at least some students back into school buildings this fall.  On Aug. 27 Hogan said eight school systems did not include any in-person learning in their fall semester plans, which he said was not acceptable. “It is essential that we […]

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September 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

As COVID-19 Cases Slowly Increase, County Will Develop Benchmarks for Potential Rollbacks

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles has said more than once that the county has not reached even a moderate rate of COVID-19 transmission.  In early August he said a moderate rate would be around 20-30 new cases per day and on Sept. 4 he said it would be around 30-35 new cases. Gayles […]

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September 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Despite Elrich Request, Gayles Says Case Count Still Too High for Further Reopening

On Friday, Montgomery County announced that restaurants, breweries and wineries can offer live performances along with dining/drinking.  No dancing or congregating around performers is allowed, and people must wear masks (unless eating or drinking) and stay seated while eating. The announcement came shortly after most Maryland counties began Phase 3 of the state’s recovery. Phase 3 […]

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August 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich ‘Data on Children and Transmission is Actually Getting Worse, Not Better’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich – in his weekly virtual media briefing on Wednesday – said that data shows that children can carry higher viral loads, and can be more effective transmitters of the disease than most people assume.  “The data on children and transmission is actually getting worse, not better… it’s not just a […]

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