Reopening Montgomery

July 14, 2021 | Maya Rosenberg

County to Resume Collecting Late Parking Fees In August

Montgomery County will resume collecting late fees on parking tickets starting August 1, after months of suspended payments due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) stopped collecting late fees on parking tickets in March 2020 in order to prevent “undue hardship” on customers. Late fees accumulated on parking tickets between […]

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June 21, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Montgomery County’s Animal Services and Adoption Center Ends COVID Restraints

On Sunday, the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center in Derwood returned to its normal operations for the first time since March of 2020. The hours of operation are now noon to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They are closed on Wednesdays. The Montgomery […]

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June 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Hiring Again, Ending Job Freeze Initiated During Pandemic

With only 2.6 new cases of COVID-19 out of 100,000 people recorded Tuesday and a test positivity rate of less than one percent, Montgomery County continues to move forward in its recovery. During a news briefing Wednesday, Executive Marc Elrich said that hiring to fill vacant county jobs is beginning again. “We are beginning to […]

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June 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Ending Enhanced Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Beginning July 3

As of July 3, Marylanders who have been collecting enhanced pandemic unemployment benefits will no longer receive them. Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland is discontinuing the extra $300 a week benefit as well as reinstating requirements that those receiving unemployment benefits must show they are actively searching for work. “Our health and economic recovery […]

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June 1, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Rockville’s RedGate Park to Host Four Days of Live Music

The city of Rockville is hosting four days of live concerts at the RedGate Park from Wednesday, June 23 through Saturday, June 26. The event, Live at RedGate, features live music, family entertainment and food and will be the first live music hosted by the city in more than a year. Rockville returns to live […]

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June 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Six County Libraries Reopen Tuesday, Seven More in Two Weeks

Six county libraries opened their doors Tuesday at noon after almost 15 months of either being totally closed or opened only for hold pickups. Library users were greeted with welcome back signs and balloons. “Today is the start. It is so exciting,” said Library Director Anita Vassallo. “We are very pumped up.” Patrons are allowed […]

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May 28, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Enters Phase 3 Of Reopening; Most Restrictions Lifted

Most restrictions have been lifted now that Montgomery County has entered Phase 3 of reopening as of Friday at 6 a.m. Although things seem almost completely back to “normal,” local leaders want to remind residents that that is not the case just yet. “This is far from over… but I think we’ve moved from the […]

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May 27, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

MCPS Releases Fall Reopening Plans and Mask Wearing Requirements

Montgomery County Public Schools released on Thursday a community message with information about fall reopening plans, mask-wearing requirements, vaccinations, summer school, and the Virtual Academy. Here’s a list of what’s ahead for the district: MCPS will require masks for students and staff while on school grounds. Students will be required to wear masks inside the […]

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May 26, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

New Face Covering Guidance Effective Friday at 6:00 am

Most restrictions will be lifted as the county enters Phase 3 of reopening on Friday, May 28 just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. During a virtual media briefing on Wednesday, local leaders announced new face-covering guidance. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich explains what the guidelines mean for residents. This Friday, May 28, right before Memorial […]

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May 26, 2021 | Michelle Queen

County to Reopen 13 Libraries by June 14

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) announced May 10 they would begin reopening branches to the public. On June 1, six of the 22 county libraries will reopen after being closed for more than a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tuesday, MCPL announced that seven additional branches are scheduled to reopen June 14. When the […]

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