Montgomery County Deputy Health Officer Dr. James Bridgers

October 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Mask Mandate Suspended, But Face Coverings Still Recommended

With Montgomery County in the moderate range for transmission of COVID-19, the mask mandate is currently suspended. However, it is not rescinded and would return if rates climbed back into the substantial range for only one day, said Dr. James Bridgers, County Deputy Health Officer. “One day, one day, one day will reinstate the mask […]

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September 23, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Health Leaders Explain COVID Booster Shot Eligibility

As the pandemic lingers and the Delta variant continues to wreak havoc, health leaders keep working to ensure the safety of residents, especially those who are immunocompromised. Some residents have already begun taking the COVID-19 booster shot. Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently grapples with the question of who should get […]

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January 14, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Elrich: ‘We Don’t Have Any Unused Vaccines Lying Around’

Montgomery County has received 19,800 doses of the Moderna vaccine – and administered 14,952 of those as of Thursday. Local health officials say all of the allotted doses are expected to be administered by Friday, Jan. 15. The county is currently in Phase 1A for vaccine distribution, consisting of frontline health care workers, staff and […]

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