Montgomery Update: It Has Been Quite a Week

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Montgomery County Update: News & Information

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November 5, 2020 | Bookmark and Share
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County Executive Marc Elrich

Dear Friends: 

As you know, the voting is over and ballot counting continues in Maryland and elsewhere around the country.  A record number of people in Montgomery County voted by mail and we greatly appreciate the many people who did so. It made early voting and election day voting go smoothly, even with the drastically reduced number of Election Day voting sites. Thank you to everyone who voted, volunteered and worked in this historic election. 


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County Schedule Changes for Veterans Day Holiday on Wednesday, Nov. 11

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The Montgomery County Government facilities and programs will follow special schedules on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.


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Montgomery County’s Commission on Veterans Affairs Seeking Additions to Its Virtual Tribute to County Veterans

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Montgomery County’s Commission on Veterans Affairs is paying tribute to County veterans through a virtual “Tribute to Montgomery County Veterans” website. As Veterans Day approaches on Wednesday, Nov. 11, the commission wants to add tributes to the site.

The website is open to all residents who have served in military service.


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County Will Hold 56 Free COVID-19 Test Clinics on Upcoming Schedule

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Montgomery County’s COVID-19 testing program will include 56 free County-operated clinics over the next nine days. Those clinics will be in addition to more than 45 private providers who are continuing to operate testing clinics.


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Residents Urged to Get a Flu Shot; Free County-operated Clinics for Those 18-and-Under to be Held on Nov. 7 and Nov. 21

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Montgomery County health officials are urging all residents to get a flu vaccination, with two upcoming County-operated clinics providing shots specifically for children ages 6 months to 18. Those clinics will be held Saturday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring.


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Registration for County Recreation Virtual Winter Programs Opens Monday, Nov. 9

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Montgomery County Recreation has an exciting lineup of virtual classes to promote active and healthy lifestyles this winter. The guide for classes is now available online. Registration for classes begins Monday, Nov. 9.


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County Asks for Input about Public Safety

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is asking residents to answer a survey designed to gauge their assessment of the Montgomery County Police Department, its structure, services and funding. The survey is located online at


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Phishing, Smishing and Vishing: Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection Warns of Increased Creative Attempts to Steal Personal Identification During the Holidays

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Phishing, Smishing and Vishing are just some of the new words entering our daily world. The Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) wants residents to know that these terms are not part of a catchy new children’s book. They are the names given to serious efforts by scammers trying to trick people into turning over money or account information. The efforts are even more numerous during the holidays when consumers receive increased messages and calls from all types of legitimate companies and organizations—making it even easier for criminals to horn their way into their pocketbooks.


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Montgomery County Leaf Vacuum Collection Begins Nov. 9 and Continues Through Mid-December With Improved System to Check Schedule Online

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will begin its annual leaf vacuuming starting the week beginning Monday, Nov. 9, with two collections taking place on each leaf collection district street. This year, residents can more easily find the collection schedule online by simply entering a street address. The leaf vacuum collection district is bounded by I-495; I-270; the Rockville City limits; Norbeck, Bel Pre and Bonifant roads; Northwest Branch Park; and the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County lines.


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Montgomery County Public Libraries Welcomes New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa See for Virtual Talk on Tuesday, Nov. 17

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Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Lisa See will join Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) for a free virtual “Meet the Author” event at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17. See will discuss her latest work, The Island of Sea Women, which was selected as the 2020 “One Maryland, One Book” title.


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Employment Expo for Those 50-and-Over Goes Virtual, With First Event on Tuesday, Nov. 17

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Montgomery County and the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) encourage job seekers 50-and-over to join the first Montgomery County Virtual Employment Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Attendees of the free event will be able to network with area employers, attend free workshops and learn new job-search skills from the comfort and safety of their home. Multiple employers with available full-time and part-time salaried job opportunities will participate.


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Bethesda Construction Will Continue to Impact Roadway and Sidewalk to Nov. 30

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Construction around 7373 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda, a property owned by Avocet Towers Investors, LLC, will continue to keep traffic in the vicinity of Wisconsin Avenue disrupted and the nearby sidewalk closed through Nov. 30



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Commission for Women to Host ‘Listening Tours’ Featuring County Elected Officials, With First One on Monday, Nov. 9

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The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host a series of “Listening Tours” featuring County elected officials to provide a virtual microphone for women to share how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the current social climate and other concerns. The feedback from the series, which will begin on Monday, Nov. 9, with a session that will include County Executive Marc Elrich, will help guide the future work of the Commission.


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