July 30, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County May Restore Indoor Mask Mandate Per New CDC Recommendation  

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has recommended the county reinstate the COVID-19 indoor mask mandate if the jurisdiction reaches what the CDC defines as “substantial transmission”: 50 new cases per 100,000 residents for seven days, which is about 525 new cases over a seven-day period for the county. According to a county release Friday, “The […]

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November 5, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Council Postpones Vote to Reinstate COVID-19 Restrictions

The Montgomery County Council postponed voting on County Executive Marc Elrich’s order reinstating some COVID-19 restrictions. A vote is tentatively scheduled for the council’s next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The order was intended to be approved Thursday and go into effect Friday, however, the council and county officials agreed some wording needs to be […]

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July 1, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

The FBI Warns Public of Potential COVID-19 Related Scams

The FBI has published a press release about potential scams related to COVID-19. They say that these scams include marketing fake or unapproved COVID-19 antibody tests which can lead to false results and scammers attempting to steal personal information for medical insurance or identity theft schemes. Dr. Earl Stoddard, the Director at Montgomery County Office […]

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March 20, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Montgomery Parks Limits Gatherings to Maximum of Ten

To insure public safety from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Montgomery Parks is limiting gatherings to a maximum of ten people. Although parks will remain open, indoor facilities are closed through April 30. A post on the Montgomery Parks website said: “going for a hike or bike ride, shooting baskets on an otherwise empty court, and […]

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July 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

Leventhal Talks Confederate Statue Vandalism (VIDEO)

On July 27, Rockville City Police received reports that Vandals spray painted “Black Lives Matter” at the base of the statue. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Council President George Leventhal says, “I think we are an enlighten community. I think we can handle this discussion in a responsible way. I’m sorry the vandalism occurred, but I’m not […]

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