Montgomery Update: A Mass Vaccination Center Is Coming to the County

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March 25, 2021 | Bookmark and Share
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County Executive Marc Elrich provides details on a State mass vaccination site coming to the Germantown campus of Montgomery College starting the week of April 5. He also reports that he is joining with the county executives of other jurisdictions in an effort to have Maryland extend the eviction moratorium for renters until the end of June. 


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Mass Vaccination Site Coming to Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus

Mass Vaccination Site Coming to Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus

Montgomery County will have a new mass vaccination site to distribute large quantities of COVID-19 vaccinations at the Germantown campus of Montgomery College starting the week of April 5. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced establishment of the site on March 23. 


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State Establishes Updated Calendar on Vaccine Priority Groups and When They Will Be Eligible

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said this week that he wants all jurisdictions in the State to follow the same calendar of priority groups to determine who is eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. On March 23, according to his schedule, the State moved into Priority Group 2A, which allows all residents 60 and over to receive vaccines. 


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New Board of Health Regulation Updates Guidance on County Youth Activities, Allowing High School Football and Other Sports to Have Abbreviated Spring Seasons

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Montgomery County high schools can have an abbreviated football spring football season, and spring seasons for other sports, after the County Council, sitting as the Board of Health, unanimously approved a regulation to provide new guidance for sports. 


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COVID-19 Update: 27.8 Percent of Montgomery County Residents Have Received at Least One Vaccination

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Maryland State statistics regarding COVID-19 vaccinations show that, as of Thursday morning, March 25, more than 292,300 Montgomery County residents (27.8 percent of the total population) have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The statistics show that more than 150,100 residents (14.3 percent of the population) are fully vaccinated. 


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

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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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Alcohol Beverage Services Will Extend Store Hours Starting Thursday, April 1, but COVID-19 Safeguards Remain

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Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) will extend hours of operation at 25 of its retail store locations starting Thursday, April 1. The new hours will have those stores open Monday through Saturday, noon. to 9 p.m. For the past year, stores closed at 7 p.m. due to COVID-19-related staffing impacts.   


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Head Start and Partners Launch ‘The Basics’ Pilot Program to Raise Awareness About Early Childhood Development

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The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program has launched a pilot of The Basics, a public health strategy that raises awareness about early childhood development. The initiative builds capacity throughout the community for engaging families around five science-based parenting and caregiving tenets that support social, emotional and cognitive development of young children. 


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County Buses to Resume Front-Door Boarding and Rider Fare Payments on Monday, April 5, and Will Now Accept Virtual SmarTrip Cards

County Bus resume front door boarding

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will resume front-door boarding and fare collection on all Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses starting on Monday, April 5. Rear doors have been used for boarding since March of last year in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but will no longer be used for boarding on any services except for Flash.  


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Community Services Grants Available to County Nonprofits

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The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is now accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2022 Community Services grants. The program will provide grants of up to $10,000 to support health and human service projects that promote a safe, healthy and self-sufficient community.  


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Brookside Gardens Opens ‘Facets of Hope’ Display Honoring Lives Lost to COVID-19    

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Brookside Gardens, the 50-acre, horticultural display garden located within Wheaton Region Park, has opened the temporary “Facets of Hope” art installation that pays tribute to the lives lost over the past year to the COVID-19 health crisis. 


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All Informal Solicitations of County Government Will Come Under Local Small Business Program Starting April 1

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The Montgomery County Government’s director of the Office of Procurement will require all informal solicitations starting April 1 be reserved under the County’s Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP). The initiative is part of County Executive Marc Elrich’s effort to assist local small businesses to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis. 


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