Montgomery Update: Vaccine Preregistration Now Open to All Adults

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Montgomery County Update: News & Information

Visit for Latest COVID-19 Updates

April 2, 2021 | Bookmark and Share
Contact County Executive Marc Elrich

A Message from County Executive Marc Elrich

message from County Executive Mare Elrich

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich finds optimism in the battle against COVID-19 as more County residents are receiving vaccinations, but he also has great concerns as the number of positive cases reported also is increasing. In addition, the County Executive comments on an incident that involved a student and County police officers.


Read More

COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Preregistration Now Open to All County Residents 16-and-Over; Mass Vaccination Center Now Open

Vaccine Charts

Montgomery County has opened preregistration at County-operated COVID-19 vaccine centers to all County residents 16-and-over. To register for a County-operated center, go to More vaccines have become available, so the County has opened a mass vaccination site on the campus of Montgomery College in Germantown.


Read More

County Buses to Continue Free Service Through At Least June 30, But Will Resume Front-Door Boarding on April 5

Ride On buses

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has directed the County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) to continue free service on all Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses at least through the end of the current fiscal year, which ends on June 30. Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, MCDOT has been operating its bus operations with fare collections suspended and was one of the first agencies in the country to implement this policy.


Read More

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

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. 


Read More

GreenFest 2021: A Month-Long Virtual Celebration of Earth Month Begins April 1

virtual greenfest logo

Montgomery County’s annual GreenFest—a celebration of the environment—this year will be a month of free online and in-person events throughout April. The series of activities will include educational workshops, an environmental film festival and family friendly games and scavenger hunts. 


Read More

Restaurants Invited to Participate in MoCo Eats Week from April 23-May 3 to Gain Exposure from Event’s Marketing and Promotion

5 things to know about moco eats week

The COVID-19 health crisis has made the past 13 months difficult for residents and businesses of all kinds in Montgomery County. Particularly impacted have been the County’s restaurants. Now, as more people become vaccinated and restrictions are eased, Visit Montgomery and the County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services are working on a campaign to increase business at restaurants.


Read More

New Episode of Montgomery County’s ‘What’s Happening MoCo’ Podcast Addresses Safety and Quality of Life for Seniors

what's happening moco

Improving the quality of life of senior residents in Montgomery County, identifying services available to them and how to obtain emergency housing for those in crisis situations are the themes of the latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast. The podcast highlights people and programs important to the residents of Montgomery County.


Read More

County Recreation Seeks Residents to Join Volunteer Program That Reaches Out to Seniors to Detail Services and Opportunities Available

REC senior programs

Montgomery County Recreation’s (MCR) Senior Program Team is inviting residents to help advance programming for adults 55 and older by joining a new outreach team. The newly formed group was organized after a series of community listening sessions indicated there was a strong interest in volunteering as senior promoters to assist with the delivery of senior services. 


Read More

New Online Series Will Update Business Professionals and Homeowners on Permitting Procedures; Next Session Addresses Fences


Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services has launched a new online educational series for business professionals and homeowners that will update the department's regulations and permit processes. The first of the series covered the topic of sediment control permits. The next session, on Thursday, April 15, will address installation or replacement of fences.  


Read More

Alcohol Beverage Services Launches ‘Pause Program’ to Encourage Responsible Driving Decisions for Alcohol Awareness Month

Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services’ Launches ‘Pause Program’

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month and Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) is launching a “Pause Program” in partnership with Brown-Forman, a spirits manufacturer. The program encourages people to momentarily “pause” and make responsible decisions around alcohol, particularly in relation to drinks to-go.


Read More

Montgomery County Challenges Residents to Start Plogging—An Initiative to Encourage Picking Up Trash While Jogging or Walking

Montgomery County Challenges Residents to Start Plogging

To celebrate the start of Earth Month, Montgomery County is kicking off a spring #PloggingChallenge from April 1 through June 30. The initiative, led by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in partnership with Montgomery Parks and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, challenges everyone to “plog”—pick up trash while they jog or walk.


Read More

TCR2 Therapeutics Establishes Commercial-Scale Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility in Montgomery County That Will Add 175 New Jobs

TCR2 logo

TCR2 Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage cell therapy company with a pipeline of novel T cell therapies for patients suffering from cancer, has announced that it has signed a long-term, full-building lease in Rockville. The Massachusetts-based company plans to add 175 jobs in the County to support its clinical and commercial production of gavo-cel, with a capacity to treat several thousand cancer patients annually.


Read More