COVID-19 pandemic

October 5, 2021 | Rosa Pyo

County Offers Free Rides to Seniors, Disabled People for Covid-19 Vaccines, Testing

Montgomery County Department of Transportation provides free rides for seniors and disabled people to covid vaccines and testing.  To schedule a trip, call Connect-A-Ride at (301) 738-3252 and provide your name, address, phone number, age to receive a “Free COVID Taxi Code.” Then call Action Taxi, Anytime Taxi, or Regency/Barwood Taxi and tell them your […]

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September 30, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

‘Amazingly Generous County’ Creates Backlog of Donations at Interfaith Works

A combination of too many donations and too few volunteers created a backlog at Interfaith Works that forced the non-profit to stop accepting donations until Oct. 19 at its clothing center on Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville. “We live in just an amazingly generous county,” declared Betsy Cheakalos, director of family services at Interfaith Works. During […]

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September 28, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Booting, Towing to Resume in Montgomery County on November 1

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will reinstitute aspects of its booting and towing parking enforcement program that was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, Nov. 1, the department announced on Tuesday. According to a statement by MCDOT, the decision was made after the Maryland State of Emergency was lifted this […]

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June 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Will Not Host July 4 Celebration, Fireworks 

Montgomery County will not host fireworks or an Independence Day celebration this July 4, according to a release from the county. The county could not guarantee the “Germantown Glory” and “Mid-County Sparkles” events would be possible due to uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, the statement said, and the county did not enter […]

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June 25, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Ranks 12th Safest State During Pandemic

Maryland ranked 12th nationally in an updated report on the safest states during the COVID-19 pandemic, released by the personal finance website WalletHub. To identify which states are taking the most important steps to keep residents safe during the pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on five key metrics. The […]

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June 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

‘We Did It And We’re Stronger’: Northwest Seniors Proud to Graduate Amidst Pandemic 

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Class of 2021 is graduating this month after more than a year of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Northwest High School in Germantown, seniors are excited and proud to graduate after two school years unlike any other.

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May 13, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejal Jawando Lanza Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler para Pequeñas Empresas

El nuevo programa de asistencia de alquiler del condado de Montgomery para pequeñas empresas comenzará a aceptar solicitudes el lunes 17 de mayo, anunció el concejal Will Jawando en una conferencia de prensa el jueves. “Esta es una gran parte de nuestra comunidad”, dijo Jawando. “Más del 60% de nuestras pequeñas empresas tienen menos de […]

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May 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Jawando Launches Rental Assistance Program for Small Businesses 

Montgomery County’s new rental assistance program for small businesses will begin accepting applications Monday, May 17, councilmember Will Jawando announced at a press conference Thursday launching the program. “This is a large part of our community,” Jawando said. “Upwards of 60% of our small businesses have less than 10 people that they employ.” The Latino […]

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May 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Launches ‘Project Bounce Back’ to Help Youth Recover from Pandemic Effects

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new initiative to help young Marylanders recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “This global pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for nearly everyone. But it has been perhaps most difficult for our children,” Hogan said during a press conference Thursday. Uncertainty and isolation combined with prolonged school closures has been […]

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April 28, 2021 | Michael Hernández

CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Can Now Unmask at Small Outdoor Gatherings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new outdoor mask guidance on Tuesday for people who are fully vaccinated. According to these new CDC guidelines, people who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks in small outdoor gatherings. This includes people who have received both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer […]

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