Montgomery Update: Vaccines Are Arriving—And We Are Ready for an Increased Pace

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March 4, 2021 | Bookmark and Share
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A Message from County Executive Marc Elrich

County Executive Marc Elrich

County Executive Marc Elrich offers encouraging news on the increase in vaccines that will soon be available to Montgomery County, which means that the County health department will be expanding the list of people eligible to receive vaccines in the near future. He also encourages residents to view his “State of the County” address that will be presented at 11 a.m. on Friday. 


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County Executive Elrich’s 2021 ‘State of the County’ Address Will Be Broadcast at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 5

State of the County 2021

Montgomery County Executive Elrich’s second “State of the County” address will be broadcast at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 5. He selected the day because it is the anniversary of the County’s first reported cases of COVID-19.  The event will be broadcast and streamed on County Cable Montgomery and through the County’s Facebook page. 


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COVID-19 Update: Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Coming This Week; County Prepares to Open Vaccinations to Those 65-74

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Montgomery County Vaccine Distribution Charts as of March 4, 2021

The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new vaccine from Johnson & Johnson and this week the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services expects to receive 1,600 doses of the vaccine. As more vaccines become available, the County health department will soon make more priority groups eligible to get vaccines. 


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COVID-19 Economic Revitalization and Recovery Virtual Town Hall on Friday, March 5, Will Focus on Legal Advice for Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

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“Legal Advice During the Pandemic” will be the theme from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, March 5, when Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Economic Revitalization and Recovery program continues its series of virtual town hall meetings to keep businesses informed on strategies for doing business as the health crisis continues. The upcoming town hall will feature Judy Stephenson, the County small business navigator, and Marla Bilonick, the executive director and CEO of the Latino Economic Development Center.  


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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 deaths 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 operated testing programs.


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Inaugural ‘Bio Boot Camp’ Classes Graduate as Part of Innovative County Workforce Initiative That Will Help Fill Jobs in Life Sciences Sector

UMBC launches biotech boot camp

Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), in conjunction with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), have completed two intensive pilot training programs designed to create a skilled talent pipeline to support the life sciences sector in Montgomery County. The four-week “Bio Boot Camp” program—a public-private effort announced in November 2020—was created to help kickstart recovery from the COVID-19 health crisis.  


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My Green Montgomery: A Black Owner of a County Landscaping Company Offers His Views on Being in the Competitive Business as a Minority

My Green Montgomery: A Black Owner of a County Landscaping Company

Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection recently talked with Al McCoy Britt, II, founder and president of Britt Landscapingas part of its My Green Montgomery program during Black History Month. He offered his thoughts on operating a local small business in the County—from how he started to being competitive in a business where Black companies are under-represented. 

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Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs in March

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Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is offering free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs throughout March.   


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Free Online Financial Health and Wellness Seminars Can Help Women Strengthen Their Financial Knowledge


Women seeking to strengthen their financial knowledge and understanding can take advantage of free online financial seminars being offered in March by the Montgomery County Commission for Women and Montgomery County Public Libraries. The sessions are geared to assist women, but are open to everyone.   


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Women’s History Month to be Celebrated with Free Online Events in ‘Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced’ Series

women's history month

Women's History Month will be celebrated by Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) with free online events throughout the month of March with the series “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced."  The programs—suitable for all ages—will feature lectures, discussions and story times.  


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Women’s History Month Annual ‘Girl Power Contest’ Now Accepting Entries with Theme on Questions and Advice for the Vice President

girl power contest

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the Montgomery County Commission for Women is seeking entries for its fourth annual Girl Power Contest. County residents age 5 and up are eligible to submit a short story, a poem or a drawing that relates to this year’s theme on questions and advice for the Vice President. 


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County to Host Online Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Conversation Wednesday, March 10

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Montgomery County residents can join an online conversation at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, about suicide prevention and mental health issues impacting the community as the COVID-19 health crisis continues. 


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