COVID-19 Updates: County Executive Marc Elrich Responds to Governor’s Actions

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County Executive Marc Elrich Responds to Governor’s Actions

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County Executive Elrich announced his full support of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s order closing all nonessential business, organizations and facilities in the state of Maryland to slow the spread of COVID-19. Elrich said this is the responsible action to take to ensure residents’ safety during this unprecedented pandemic. 

The order went into effect at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23. Essential businesses that may remain open include: grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, laundromats, pet stores and liquor stores. 


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$25 Million Aid Package Proposal Helps Montgomery County Small Businesses

County Executive Elrich announced that he is recommending a total of $25 million in emergency appropriations to help small businesses, nonprofits and County residents.

“Our small businesses are taking an enormous hit during this crisis, and for many small businesses, they face two issues: how will they survive through the crisis and what happens after the crisis is over – when it is time to open their doors,” said Elrich. 


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You may also read the news release in Spanish.

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A staff member at Whetstone Elementary School in Montgomery Village has tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the investigation by County public health officials, it was determined that no students or staff are at risk for exposure from the individual. The individual did not develop symptoms of COVID-19 until after their final day of school.


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You may also read the news release in Spanish.

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Montgomery County Department of Transportation Updates Parking Restriction Status 

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will continue to enforce most parking rules and regulations during the COVID-19 health crisis, with some exceptions. Restricted area parking violations, disabled parking violations and safety-related violations will be strictly enforced to prioritize public safety.

Parking meter enforcement has been relaxed in areas where businesses remain open for quick pickups—such as restaurants, pharmacies and food stores.  

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COVID-19 Closures and Cancellations

We continue to update the list of closures, cancellations and service modifications throughout the County government. Please check this list often as changes to public services are expected.

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