Montgomery Update: More People Are Getting Vaccinated and More Facilities Are Reopening

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June 10, 2021 | Bookmark and Share
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A Message from County Executive Marc Elrich

County Executive Marc Elrich

County Executive Marc Elrich says that the County can take pride in knowing that it is leading the nation among U.S. counties with populations of more than 300,000 in getting residents 12-and-over vaccinated against COVID19. However, he also says there is a need to have more unvaccinated residents get their shots. The progress being made is allowing services like libraries and liquor stores to resume normal operations. He is looking ahead to the County’s economic recovery and wants everyone to know the fight against the virus includes operations like Novavax, which will have a new headquarters in Gaithersburg, and the County’s other bio tech companies.


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COVID-19 Update: County a National Leader in Getting Residents Vaccinated


Montgomery County leads the nation in the percentage of residents 12 and older who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in counties with a population of more than 300,000, according to data made available this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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‘How to Address the Reduction of Women in the U.S. Workforce Post COVID’ Will Be Theme at Recovery Virtual Town Hall on Friday, June 11

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“Pandemic Fallout:  How to Address the Alarming Reduction of Women in the U.S. Workforce Post COVID” will be the theme from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, June 11, 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 as the County turns the corner toward recovery.


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Olney Resident Reflects on His Family’s Special Connection with ‘Juneteenth’ on the Latest Episode of ‘What’s Happening MoCo’ Podcast

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Reynauld Smith, an Olney resident and board member of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum, shares the experiences of his ancestors’ emancipation from slavery on June 19, 1865, on the latest episode of Montgomery County’s “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast. The date is now known nationally as “Juneteenth.”


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Eight More County Public Libraries Opening on Monday, June 14

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Eight Montgomery County Public Libraries will reopen on Monday, June 14. Together with the six branches that have already reopened, that will bring the total number of libraries reopened to 14.


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Alcohol Beverage Services’ Retail Stores Will Resume Normal Hours Starting Sunday, June 13

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The retail stores of Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services will return to normal hours of operation starting Sunday, June 13. The new schedule includes expanded hours and the reopening of stores on Sundays.


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School All-Purpose Rooms, Cafeterias and Gyms Will Again Be Available for Public Use on Weekends in Summer; Reservation Requests Can Be Filed Starting Friday, June 11

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All-purpose rooms, cafeterias and gyms in many Montgomery County Public Schools will again be available for public use on weekends from June 20 through Aug. 15. Reservations can be booked starting Friday, June 11.


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Maryland Residents Who Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations Can Win $40,000 in Daily Drawings and $400,000 on Fourth of July Via State Promotion with Maryland Lottery 

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The effort to administer COVID-19 vaccines and end the health crisis has made significant strides as more residents have become vaccinated. To reward those who have been vaccinated, and encourage others to get vaccinations, the State of Maryland is giving out daily awards to vaccinated individuals each day through July 4, with a major prize of $400,000 being awarded on Independence Day.  


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County Policing Advisory Commission to Hold First Public Hearing on Monday, June 14, with Focus on Drug Enforcement

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The Montgomery County Policing Advisory Commission will hold its first virtual public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 14, to hear from the community regarding the issue of drug enforcement.


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Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs Available in June

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Montgomery County Public Libraries is offering free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs throughout June. All workshops are free and offered virtually. An internet connection and a device (such as a smartphone, tablet or computer) is required for participation.


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Department of Transportation Wins National Technology Award for Customer Service

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has received a technology award from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) in the category of Customer Service.


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Department of Permitting Services Will Begin to Welcome Walk-in Customers to Its New Offices in Wheaton Starting on Monday, June 14

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Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services (DPS) will be welcoming walk-in customers to its new offices at 2425 Reedie Dr. in Wheaton starting on Monday, June 14. DPS offices will operate from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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County Executive Elrich and County Councilmember Glass Commemorate June as Pride Month with Progress Pride Flag Raising

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Councilmember Evan Glass and other Councilmembers joined together this week to commemorate June as Pride Month in Montgomery County by raising the Progress Pride Flag outside of the Executive Office Building in Rockville.


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Survey on County’s Draft Vision Zero 2030 Action Plan Will Close on Monday, June 21

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A survey seeking public input on Montgomery County’s Draft Vision Zero 2030 Action Plan and Fiscal Years 2022-23 Work Plan will close on Monday, June 21. The survey has been open since April when County Executive Marc Elrich released the draft of the plan. It builds on the County’s previous Vision Zero and Pedestrian Safety plans and lays out the work ahead to eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.


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Ride On Flex On-Demand Service to Return to Operations on July 19


Ride On Flex, a unique on-demand transit service that was piloted in 2019 into early 2020, but has been suspended due to the COVID-19 health crisis, will be returned to operation by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) on Monday, July 19. Flex operates in defined zones in Rockville and Glenmont/Wheaton.


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County Asks for Participation in Survey on Installing Solar on Commercial Properties

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The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking feedback from solar developers and commercial property owners in the County to help DEP better understand the barriers, challenges and opportunities for installing solar on commercial properties. While there has been impressive adoption of solar on residential properties, barriers remain for installing solar on commercial properties.


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