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April 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Local Jewish Schools Read Names of Victims During Holocaust Memorial Day

Thursday is Holocaust Memorial Day which commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Students at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Berman Hebrew Academy, both in Rockville, as well as students from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital and Gesher Jewish Day School in Northern Virginia are reciting the […]

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March 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Recibe el Primer Envío de Vacunas de Johnson & Johnson

El gobierno del condado de Montgomery anunció en Twitter que el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos recibió su primer envío de 1,600 dosis de las vacunas COVID-19 de Johnson & Johnson / Janssen. A diferencia de las vacunas Pfizer y Moderna, solo se necesita una dosis de la vacuna Johnson & Johnson para combatir […]

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March 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County DHHS Receives First Shipment of Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

Montgomery County Government announced on Twitter that the Department of Health and Human Services has received its first shipment of 1,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines. Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, only one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is necessary to fight the coronavirus. 🆕 @MoCoDHHS has received its […]

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March 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Former CDC Director Redfield to Serve as Senior Health Adviser

Former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield is joining Maryland’s coronavirus response team as a public health senior advisor. Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement at a press briefing on Tuesday, where he was joined by Redfield. “[H]e will advise us on a wide range of immediate priorities, including planning our response to the coronavirus variants, […]

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February 13, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Hogan, Other Governors Meet with Biden at White House to Discuss COVID-19 Plan

On Friday, Governor Larry Hogan traveled to the White House to meet with President Joe Biden. Hogan was one of several governors in attendance to discuss the Biden administration’s plan to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Others in attendance were Vice President Kamala Harris and several other bipartisan lawmakers. Governor Hogan tweeted his full statement […]

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February 4, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Signs Publishing Deal; Memoir Coming Spring 2022

Councilmember Will Jawando announced on Twitter that he’s signed a publishing deal with Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG)—owned by  Macmillan Publishing—for his upcoming memoir, “My Black Fathers: The Seven Men Who Healed Me.” FSG describes the memoir as  “an inspiring book about fathers and sons, Black masculinity, and the transformative power of mentors in the […]

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January 27, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Urges More Vaccine Production as Biden Announces Short-Term Increase in Doses

President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that overall COVID-19 vaccine allocations to states will increase from about 8.6 million doses to about 10 million beginning next week. The weekly increase will last for three weeks, said the White House. The Washington Post reported that according to senior Biden administration officials, the increase will primarily come from […]

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January 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan: Vaccination Phase 1 Expanding to Some ‘Severely Immunocompromised’ Groups

Beginning Feb. 1, Maryland will expand its COVID-19 vaccination Phase 1 to include some “severely immunocompromised” residents, Gov. Larry Hogan announced during a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Vaccinations will be administered through hospital-based providers and state officials will give guidance to providers. As explained by Dr. David Marcozzi, COVID-19 Incident Commander for the University of […]

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October 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Pelosi to Introduce Legislation Related to 25th Amendment Friday

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) will join U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the Capitol Visitor Center at 10:15 a.m. Friday to introduce legislation related to the 25 Amendment. The bill, which Raskin originally introduced in  May 2017, is called Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Office Act. In […]

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October 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Health Advisory Urges Individuals Connected to Recent White House Events to Get Tested

Montgomery County has joined health officers from nine neighboring jurisdictions located in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia to issue a health advisory after 12 people—including President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump—tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a maskless Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Judge Amy Coney Barrett in the White House Rose […]

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