October 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Residents Speak Out After County Lifts Indoor Mask Mandate

Montgomery County’s indoor mask mandate was lifted as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday. The mandate was suspended after seven straight days of CDC-defined moderate COVID-19 transmission. Leaders said the mandate will be reinstated if the county hits substantial transmission again. Face coverings are still required in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and on public transportation. The […]

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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 However, it is not rescinded and would return if rates climbed back into the substantial range for only one day, said Dr.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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November 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Meeting Two Criteria for Suspension, Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program Will Cease

Montgomery County’s Late-Night Alcohol Sales Program will be suspended Friday, Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. The program allowed some restaurants and bars to serve alcohol for on-premise drinking until midnight instead of 10 p.m., if they met certain public health and safety criteria. It went into effect Oct. 1, but after meeting two metrics for […]

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