Montgomery Update: Hope is Ahead in COVID-19 Battle, But We Are Not Ready for Complacency

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Montgomery County Update: News & Information

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December 10, 2020 | Bookmark and Share
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A Message from County Executive Marc Elrich

County Executive Marc Elirch

County Executive Marc Elrich explains why he has issued a new Executive Order that will expand safety guidelines as the County tries to get control of the rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the County. He also addresses why stopping the spread of the virus will take a regional effort.

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County Executive Elrich Announces Additional Safety Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Continue Dramatic Increase

Executive Order

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has announced further safety restrictions in order to slow the dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases in the County and throughout the Washington region. The restrictions will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15.


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COVID-19 Information Portal Has Statistics on How the Virus Has Impacted the County, Including Infections by Zip Codes

COVID-19 death by zip code, Montgomery County, MD

COVID-19 Deaths by Zip Code Montgomery County, MD

Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Information Portal provides a variety of breakdowns on how the virus has impacted the County. The statistics are regularly updated to reflect the most recent reports during the health crisis. Among the information available is how many positive cases have been reported in each zip code in the County.


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Where to Get Tested for COVID-19

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There are numerous ways to get tested for COVID-19 in Montgomery County. The County operates dozens of clinics most weeks and rotates the locations to make testing easily accessible for residents in all parts of the County. In addition, there are many privately operating testing programs.

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‘Tourism Anchor Institution Grants’ Expanded to Impacted For-Profits and Nonprofits that Focus on Arts, Culture, Agriculture and/or Recreation; Deadline Extended

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Montgomery County has expanded its “Tourism Anchor Institution Grant Program” so for-profit and nonprofit organizations that are tourist-oriented and focus on arts, culture, agriculture and/or recreation—and have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 health crisis—are eligible to apply for this form of financial assistance. In addition to expansion of the program to include eligible for-profit and nonprofit organizations, the deadline to submit completed applications has been extended to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.


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County Celebrates International Human Rights Day

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the County Council joined in the celebration of International Human Rights Day on Thursday, Dec. 10.


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County to Host Free Series of Online Mental Health and Community Wellness Conversations Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 16

mental health & community wellness conversations

Montgomery County will offer residents an opportunity to join free conversations with mental health experts and community partners in a series about mental health and wellness issues affecting the community as the COVID-19 health crisis continues. The virtual series “Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On” will begin on Wednesday, Dec. 16, and will continue every Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m.


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Montgomery County Will Share Residents’ Winter and Holiday Decorations on Its Website

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In a year dominated by the COVID-19 virus, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants the sharing of spirit and joy to be celebrated together. He is inviting residents to submit photos of winter and holiday decorations that will then be displayed on the County’s website so all can see them.

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County Executive Elrich Pushes for Funding to Continue COVID-19 Outreach to African American and Latino Communities and Food Security


Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s request for a special appropriation of $20.7 million to extend support to communities in the County that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 was approved by the County Council on Dec. 8.


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County’s Department of Environmental Protection Encourages Greener Gifting This Holiday Season with a ‘Gift Outside the Box’

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Much of the holiday season will be different this year, including gift giving. Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and partners are encouraging people to gift greener this holiday season by supporting local businesses and reducing their carbon footprint with the annual “Gift Outside the Box” campaign.


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County’s Commission for Women to Host Free Workshop on Writing Better Resumes

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Montgomery County’s Commission for Women (CFW) will host a free virtual career workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 15, to help job seekers write better resumes. “Creating Your Best Resume” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m.


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