Travis Gayles

August 1, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘I Strongly Disagree’: Hogan on Montgomery County Directing Private Schools to Stay Closed

Gov. Larry Hogan took to Twitter Saturday to announce that he “strongly disagree[s] with Montgomery County’s decision to mandate the closure of private and parochial schools.” The announcement comes after Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued a directive Friday, ordering private and independent schools to remain closed through Oct. 1. (The county will […]

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July 31, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Private Schools Directed to Stay Closed for Start of Academic Year

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles issued a directive Friday ordering private and independent schools in the county to remain closed for in-person instruction through Oct. 1. The announcement was made Friday evening in a Montgomery County news release, explaining the decision intends to “protect the health and safety of Montgomery County residents as well as parents, students, […]

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July 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Featured - Phase 2

County Officials Urge Residents to Avoid Crowds of More than 50 People

Montgomery County is closer to returning to more restrictions than it is to moving on to Phase III, officials said during a media briefing July 30. While the county is not experiencing a rapid increase in cases as other areas in the state are, officials said they are keeping a close eye on the metrics. […]

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July 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Survey Says: Pull That Mask Up Over Your Nose

The vast majority of county residents who filled out a survey on masks that was created by the county believe wearing a mask is “very important to slow down the spread of COVID-19.” More than 2,700 people answered the flash survey. Ninety-one percent of the respondents believe wearing a mask is very important, and 78 […]

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July 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

‘If That Bothers You Then Please Dine Elsewhere’: Gaithersburg Restaurant Refuses Mask Protocol

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg has been receiving attention – not the good kind – on social media after a now-deleted Facebook post from a manager or owner saying that employees will not wear face masks.  “Let me be very clear… my staff will not wear face masks while working here at the […]

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May 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Piscinas en Montgomery Permanecerán Cerradas para Fin de Semana Festivo

Los funcionarios de salud del condado de Montgomery anunciaron el lunes que las piscinas comunitarias privadas y públicas permanecerán cerradas durante el fin de semana festivo de “Memorial Day” o Día de los Caídos. Los funcionarios de salud dicen que esto incluye “piscinas de complejos de apartamentos y condominios y clubes privados de natación”. Tradicionalmente, […]

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May 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Community Pools in Montgomery County to Stay Closed Memorial Weekend

Montgomery County health officials announced Monday that private and public community pools will remain closed in the county Memorial Day weekend. Health officials say this includes “apartment and condominium complex pools, and private swim clubs.” Traditionally, outdoor pools open to the public Memorial Day weekend, but because of the coronavirus health officials say they are […]

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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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April 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Residentes de Montgomery Deberán Usar Cubiertas Faciales

El Dr. Travis Gayles, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Montgomery, anunció el jueves que los compradores deben usar máscaras o cubiertas faciales en supermercados, farmacias y grandes tiendas minoristas, como Costco o Sam’s Club. Esto entrará en vigencia a partir del lunes 13 de abril. Los minoristas deben limitar el número de compradores en […]

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April 10, 2020 | Staff Writer

Grocery Shoppers Will be Required to Wear Masks at Stores

Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles announced Thursday that shoppers are required to wear masks or face coverings in grocery stores, pharmacies, and large retail stores, such as Costco or Sam’s Club. This will take effect starting Monday, April 13. Retailers are required to limit the number of shoppers in the store at a […]

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