personal protective equipment

November 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Has ‘Stocked Up’ on PPE Since the Spring

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in the spring, there was a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment in Montgomery County. But eight months later after stocking up on face masks, gloves, and sanitizer, the county is much better equipped, according to County Executive Marc Elrich. Elrich says local testing efforts have also ramped up and are […]

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August 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 24, in Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Aug. 24, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1.PPE Donations: Montgomery County is still accepting personal protective equipment donations to help keep essential workers safe while working in our county on the pandemic’s frontlines. Click here to learn more about how you can help. 2. Montgomery County Fall Guide: Registration for Montgomery […]

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May 14, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for May 14 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, May 14, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.County Will Remain on Stay at Home Order: County Executive and Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold a news conference today at noon to discuss what criteria must be met before additional openings and other activities can be allowed in Montgomery […]

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May 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Announces New Portal to Connect PPE Suppliers to Buyers

Maryland now has a platform to connect personal protective equipment (PPE) suppliers to buyers, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.  The Maryland Manufacturing Network Supplier Portal is meant to connect healthcare and other essential employees to manufacturers of PPE. Getting more PPE is one of the four building blocks needed to begin reopening Maryland, Hogan announced […]

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April 24, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery County Police Personnel Received Donations of Fresh Produce and PPE

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) received donations of fresh produce and personal protective equipment (PPE) for their police personnel on Thursday. Members from the Patrice Birckman Family Foundation and the M.C. Police Foundation donated 150 crates of fresh produce to MCP personnel. Chief of Police Marcus G. Jones appeared in a video giving thanks […]

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April 20, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Council Introduces Legislation to Provide Grants for PPE, Masks

The Montgomery County Council introduced legislation to fund two programs aimed at providing the community with opportunities to purchase and procure face coverings on April 16. The two programs would provide a total of $350,000 to purchase the masks for local businesses and residents, according to a press release from the county council. The first […]

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April 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Boyds Resident Uses 3D Printing Machines to Create Protective Equipment

Dan Evans of Boyds decided to put his 3D printing machines to good use during the current health crisis. For the past two weeks he has made several face shields, and other types of personal protective equipment and donated them to people in need throughout the country. Evans says he uses the NIH Print Exchange […]

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April 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Partnership Puts Sanitizer in the Hands of Local First Responders

A public-private partnership has led to a solution for local first responders during the current health crisis. Some local distilleries, wineries, and a compounder pharmacist came together to help make hand sanitizer that is being distributed to first responders regularly as they fight on the front lines during the COVID-19 outbreak. The partnership was formed […]

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