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March 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Thursday’s COVID-19 Statistics for County, State

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics for March 18 The Maryland Department of Health reported 104 new COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County Thursday morning. The county’s cumulative case count is 65,157. Montgomery County recorded two newly reported coronavirus-related fatalities Thursday. The death toll is currently 1,403, the highest in the state. As of March 15, there are 100 […]

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March 18, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Watch Live: Hogan to Make ‘Major’ Vaccine Announcement at 2 p.m. Thursday

Gov. Larry Hogan will make a “major announcement” about the state’s vaccine plan on Thursday. Hogan’s announcement will be streamed live at 2 p.m. on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. The state is currently in phase 1C of its vaccination plan. On Tuesday, Montgomery County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Dr. Earl Stoddard announced that […]

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March 18, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

5 Things to Know Today, March 18, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, March 18. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Clinics are currently vaccinating Priority Groups 1A (all tiers), 1B (all tiers), and 1C (Tier 1: ages 65-74). Preregistration is open for groups 1A, 1B, and 1C. Click here for updated […]

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March 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

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Debaten sobre el Programa de Oficiales de Policía en la Escuela

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery llevó a cabo una audiencia pública la semana pasada sobre la legislación relacionada con el Programa de Oficiales de Recursos Escolares (SRO). El proyecto de ley 7-21 autorizaría al jefe de policía a asignar un oficial de la ley para que trabaje como oficial de recursos escolares, si lo […]

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March 8, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

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County Educators, Students Debate In-School Police Officers, Mental Health Resources

The Montgomery County Council held a public hearing last week on legislation regarding the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. Bill 7-21 would authorize the police chief to assign a law enforcement officer to work as a school resource officer if requested by the superintendent. It would also require SRO’s to have enhanced training. The meeting exposed […]

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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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March 18, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen to Host Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) is hosting a Telephone Town Hall on the coronavirus Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Leana Wen, the former Baltimore Health Commissioner. “We will update you on the situation in Maryland, discuss congressional action, and take your questions,” Van Hollen tweeted. People can join the Telephone Town Hall by calling […]

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March 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Stone Ridge, Landon Announce Move to Virtual Learning

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart—the all-girls kindergarten through 12th grade Catholic school in Bethesda—and Landon, the all-boys private school (grades kindergarten through 12) in Bethesda announced they are temporarily closing school starting Friday and moving learning to a virtual platform. Connie Mitchell, a spokesperson for Stone Ridge, said the virtual learning education model […]

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March 9, 2020 | Staff Writer

Rockville Seeks Community Comments for Police Department Review

Wanted: Community’s Comments for Rockville City Police Department Re-Accreditation The city of Rockville asks the community to offer comments about the Rockville City Police Department (RCPD) at a public hearing, in writing or by phone, as part of the department’s reaccreditation process. A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, […]

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