face mask requirement

August 4, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘The Vaccine Makes A Difference In How This Virus Will Spread’

As the delta variant sweeps the nation, local leaders are concerned about the recent uptick in COVID-19 case rates. County officials project that the trend will continue as more cases are expected within the next few days. “We have a remarkable number of people vaccinated, but even with that, delta is finding a way to […]

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December 22, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich on COVID-19 Vaccines: ‘Be Prepared to Wear the Mask for a While’

As COVID-19 vaccines are starting to roll out across Montgomery County hospitals, County Executive Marc Elrich is warning the public to expect mask wearing to continue into the future. Elrich said at a media briefing Dec. 16 that once COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, people should prepare to keep wearing a mask even after they […]

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September 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Silver Spring Man Charged for Assaulting Liquor Store Employee Over Mask Dispute

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) announced Thursday that they arrested and charged a man with assault in connection to a mask dispute incident at a liquor store in Potomac. Police identified the man as 31-year-old Donald Thomas-Gipson of Silver Spring. Thomas-Gipson faces first and second-degree assault charges, according to MCPD. Police say the incident […]

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August 6, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Brew Belly Employee Spat on by Customer Refusing to Wear Mask

An employee of Brew Belly in Olney was spat on July 31 by a disgruntled customer refusing to wear a mask. “Never did we think we would be making a post like this,” Brew Belly wrote on its Facebook page Aug. 1. “We appreciate the patrons that were around at the time that stepped in […]

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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 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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