December 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Department of Health to Distribute COVID-19 Kits to Hard-Hit Neighborhoods

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced it is delivering nearly 4,000 coronavirus emergency kits to neighborhoods that have been disproportionately affected by the spread of COVID-19. DHHS said in a statement that the following three zip codes are heavily affected: 20902, the Wheaton-Glenmont area, which, over the past 14 days, has […]

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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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July 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Makes $15 Million PPE Purchase to Prepare for Fall, Spring

The Montgomery County Department of General Services and Office of Procurement made a purchase of nearly $15 million for personal protective equipment [PPE] within the past month, according to county leaders. Office of Emergency Management Director, Dr. Earl Stoddard says this is a continuous effort to make sure that the county is prepared amid the […]

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May 11, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Protección para Personal Esencial y al Salir de Casa Durante COVID-19

La Doctora Anna María Izquierdo de la organización Care for Your Health, advierte sobre la importancia de protegerse al salir de casa, el uso debido del cubre bocas o mascarillas y guantes, los cuidados que debe tener en cuenta mientras visita un supermercado, y lo que debe hacer al regresar a casa para evitar contagiarse […]

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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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May 1, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Montgomery County Outlines Plan to Protect Nursing Homes

Montgomery County has outlined plans to protect nursing home residents and staff. Gov. Hogan recently ordered the Maryland Department of Health to publish data regarding COVID-19 cases and fatalities in nursing homes. According to the data, Montgomery County has been most affected by COVID-19 cases and deaths in nursing homes in the state of Maryland. […]

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April 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Upholstery Company Now Making Face Masks and Gowns

For the past 75 years, Rankin Upholstery in Gaithersburg has been creating upholstery for boats, cars and airplanes. But due to the pandemic, “We have completely stopped that,” said owner Daniel Simon. About two months ago, the company in Montgomery Air Park reinvented itself and now is making masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment […]

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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 23, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Funding Available for Montgomery County Small Businesses to Make PPE

Applications for $200,000 Local Production Fund Accepted April 22-May 1 The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is accepting applications from local businesses for funding to change or enhance their operating models to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE). MCEDC’s Local Production Fund was created to provide small and medium-sized businesses with the working capital to […]

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