face coverings

February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Takeaways from Hogan’s COVID-19 Press Briefing Tuesday

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan noted that the anniversary of the first confirmed coronavirus cases in Maryland is approaching. On Monday, the United States surpassed 500,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic. Hogan said the state mourns the loss of all Americans and Marylanders who died of the virus. […]

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November 25, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Clarifies Tuesday’s Facial Covering Guidance

After receiving many questions from residents about Tuesday’s announcement of a new face covering directive, Montgomery County is now clarifying their position. When Montgomery County residents leave their homes, they should either wear a mask or have one with them that is ready to use. The county now is requiring that face coverings be worn […]

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August 25, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Featured - Phase 2

Updated Phase 2 Guidelines Allows Museums, Art Galleries, Bowling Alleys to Reopen

On Monday, Montgomery County updated its phase 2 reopening guidelines with the unanimous approval by the County Council. Here’s what the updated guidelines now allow for: Museums and art galleries can now reopen with restrictions. Bowling alleys can reopen with restrictions. Food service facilities are requred to post signs that advice customers about wearing face […]

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July 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

Dr. Gayles Stresses Importance of Wearing Masks and Doing it Properly

In Montgomery County, health officials say everyone must wear a face covering unless they are children under the age of two, or unless someone has a health condition or disability that makes it difficult to wear a face mask. Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles says the evidence is clear that masks can help […]

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July 7, 2020 | Mira Varghese

County Reminds Residents of Face Covering Requirement

As cases of COVID-19 rise across the country, Montgomery County took to Twitter on Tuesday to issue a reminder about its public health order to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of the virus. Although restrictions have been loosened so that the county can begin its economic recovery, the face covering requirement has not. […]

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June 29, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Health Officials Continue to Stress Importance of Face Coverings

The county has entered Phase 2 re-opening and local health officials are reminding residents about the importance of wearing face coverings. According to the CDC, a face covering is any paper or cloth (like a bandana or scarf) that is well-secured and covers your nose and mouth.  Montgomery County released a Health Directive that emphasizes where face coverings […]

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April 28, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Providing Face Coverings for Ride On Passengers Who Can’t Provide Their Own

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation launched a program today to provide face coverings for passengers on buses who don’t have their own. Face coverings are required during the coronavirus crisis to be worn on public transportation according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order. Because of this, MCDOT is urging passengers to wear a face […]

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April 21, 2020 | Michelle Queen

20 Places to Get Masks in Montgomery County

Governor Hogan’s order to wear face coverings in retail stores or when riding public transportation went into effect Saturday, April 18. Prior to that Montgomery County residents have been required to wear face coverings in grocery stores, pharmacies, big box stores and farmer’s markets since Monday, April 13. Montgomery Community Media asked our Facebook followers […]

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April 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MOCO Mask Makers: Volunteer Group Sews Free Masks for Community

MOCO Mask Makers is a volunteer group that sews free face masks for the Montgomery County community.  Since Saturday, Marylanders have been required to wear face coverings in retail stores and on public transportation to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Theresa Hiatt, logistics coordinator for MOCO Mask Makers, says the group has delivered over […]

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April 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan: Starting Saturday, All Marylanders Need to Wear Face Masks, Coverings

Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring Marylanders (over the age of 9) to wear face masks and coverings when inside of retail establishments and while using public transportation. Hogan announced at a press conference Wednesday that the order will be in effect 7 a.m. on Saturday. The order also requires retail establishments—food establishments, […]

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