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May 6, 2021 | Bookmark and Share
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About 55 percent of Montgomery County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and the County is nearing the point of having 60 percent of residents who have received at least one vaccine dose so it can move to the next phase of reopening. County Executive Marc Elrich is marking this progress by recognizing nurses, teachers, child care providers and those who care for seniors in need for all they have done during the health crisis.


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COVID-19 Update: All State Mass Vaccination Sites, Including the One in Germantown, Now Accepting Walk-Ups

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced this week that all 13 State-operated mass vaccination sites are now accepting walk-ups as well as people seeking COVID-19 vaccinations with appointments. This includes the mass vaccination site at the Germantown campus of Montgomery College.


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COVID-19 Information Portal Has Statistics on the Virus Including Infections and Vaccinations Given by Zip Codes   

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Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Information Portal provides a variety of breakdowns on how the virus has impacted the County. The statistics are 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 and how many vaccinations have been given by zip code.    


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MCPS Middle Schoolers Can Now Register for Free Virtual Summer Camp on Coding

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Swift” is an easy-to-understand programming language used by professional developers to create world-class apps. Rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in Montgomery County middle schools can now register for a virtual free and fun week of summer camp to learn Swift from coding experts in sessions from July 12 through Aug. 13.


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Registration Open for Free MCPS Summer Programs

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Registration is now open for Montgomery County Public Schools free summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Programs will address learning loss, with a focus on mathematics, literacy, electives and preparing for the next grade level.


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County Executive Elrich Assists with Senior Meal Deliveries as Program Surpasses More Than 183,000 Meals Delivered Throughout COVID-19

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“Older Americans Month” is observed throughout May, and to join the celebration, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich this week assisted Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) with the senior meal delivery program. Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, the program has delivered more than 183,000 meals to seniors who needed home meals because they were unable to shop or cook for themselves. 


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New Episode of ‘What’s Happening MoCo’ Podcast Focuses on Renter’s Rights, Eviction Assistance

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The devastating impact of the COVID-19 health crisis has placed many residents’ homes in financial jeopardy. However, the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) continues to provide guidance and help for homeowners who are facing issues because of COVID-19. On the latest episode of the What’s Happening MoCo podcast, DHCA Director Aseem Nigam discusses renter’s rights, the eviction moratorium and resources available through DHCA’s website.


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County Ride On Bus Schedule Changes Beginning Sunday, May 9, Will Increase Service

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Ride On bus service schedules starting Sunday, May 9, will be adjusted by Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation to increase overall service and improve efficiency. The changes reflect the continuing shift of resources toward schedule patterns prior to the COVID-19 health crisis. All County-operated transit services remain free of charge to riders at least through June 30.


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Customers Supporting Restaurants May 16-22 in 11th Annual Taste the World in Fenton Village Will Have Opportunity to Win Prizes Up to $500

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After the COVID-19 health crisis in Spring 2020 limited the Taste the World in Fenton Village event, the 11th annual celebration of the diverse restaurants in Downtown Silver Spring (south of Wayne Avenue) returns in a big way from May 16-22. Those who support the approximately 50 participating restaurants that were severely impacted by the health crisis will have an opportunity to win prizes up to $500.


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Artist Proposals Requested by Glenmont Forest Neighbors Civic Association for Public Project in Neighborhood Park

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The Glenmont Forest Neighbors Civic Association is seeking proposals from artists for a public art project that will be installed in a new community park beside Fire Station 18, which is located at 12210 Georgia Ave. The Call to Artists for Proposals is for an art project to be part of the park that is situated at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road.


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Celebration of ‘Building Safety Month’ in May by County’s Department of Permitting Services Will Include Free Residential Deck Inspections

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The celebration of the 41st Annual “Building Safety Month” by Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services will feature a series of activities including free inspections of residential decks. The theme of this year’s worldwide safety campaign is “Prevent, Prepare, Protect.  Building Codes Save.” Many of the events in this year’s celebration will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 health crisis.


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County Procurement Recognizes Small Business Month with Launch of Vendor Innovation Portal for Small Businesses

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To recognize Small Business Month in May, the Montgomery County Office of Procurement is launching a new web-based service to connect vendors with County departments. The Vendor Innovation Portal will allow businesses to introduce their company and connect with contacts in the County that could best utilize their goods or services.


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15 Pit Stops for ‘Bike to Work Day’ on Friday, May 21, Will Be Sponsored by Montgomery County DOT; Telecommuters Encouraged to Participate

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Fifteen pit stops sponsored by Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation will be part of the annual regionwide celebration of “Bike to Work Day” on Friday, May 21. Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association host the free event that offers the first 15,000 bikers to register and participate a free 20th anniversary commemorative T-shirt.


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Free Virtual Series Available to Help Strengthen the Path to Finding a Better Career

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The Commission for Women is offering free virtual seminars on Tuesday nights to help individuals strengthen their personal brand and place them on the path to finding more than just a job. The sessions to help people discover new careers are geared to assist women, but are open to everyone.


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Commission for Women Announces Winners of Fourth Annual Girl Power Contest

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Four first-place winners and five honorable mention selections have been announced in the Montgomery County Commission for Women’s (CFW) fourth annual Girl Power Contest. This year’s theme regarded advice that could be given to the first woman vice president of the United States.


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DEP Seeks Proposals for a Project to Start of Clean Water Montgomery Program

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The Montgomery County Office of Procurement, on behalf of the County’s Department of Environmental Protection, issued a Request for Proposal on April 30 as part of the County’s new Clean Water Montgomery Program. The project will continue DEP’s work in improving water quality through the County’s nationally recognized stormwater management program. 


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County Recreation is Hiring for Part-Time Summer and Year-Round Positions

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Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) has immediate openings for part-time summer and year-round positions. Available positions include evening and weekend hours.


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