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September 2, 2021 | Bookmark and Share
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A Message from County Executive Marc Elrich

Message from the County Executive

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich opens with an update on the tragic flooding that occurred in the County this week and how people can help. He discusses the state of COVID-19 in our community along with the danger presented by those not willing to be vaccinated in contrast to the health and fiscal benefits of a vaccine passport program. County Executive Marc Elrich also talks about the crucial need to help those in the County experiencing homelessness year-round and ends his letter highlighting the experience he had as he helped usher in the new school year and his proclamation to recognize September as International Underground Railroad month. 


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COVID-19 Update: More Than 95 percent of County Residents 12-and-Over Have Received At Least One COVID Vaccine

covid-19 vaccinations in Montgomery County, MD

More than 850,600 Montgomery County residents (95.4 percent) ages 12-and-over have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to statistics posted this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 771,200 County residents (86.5 percent) 12-and-over are fully vaccinated.

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County Holiday Schedule for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6

Labor Day

The Montgomery County Government will observe numerous schedule changes for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 6.

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

vaccinations by zip code

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 from the State of Maryland 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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Several Days Remain for Maryland’s $1 Million VaxU Scholarship Promotion for 12-17-Year-Olds Who Are Vaccinated for COVID-19

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Several days remain in Maryland’s $1 million VaxU Scholarship Promotion, an incentive program to encourage 12-17-year-olds to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The initiative, jointly administered by the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Higher Education Commission, has provided $50,000 scholarships to 20 winners through weekly random drawings.


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‘What’s Happening MoCo’ Podcast Talks to Maryland State Senator Cheryl Kagan in Newest Episode

what's happening moco

Maryland State Senator Cheryl Kagan shares her passion for 911 emergency call service and talks about how the system must continually adjust and improve to help residents in potential crisis situations in the latest episode of the “What’s Happening MoCo” podcast. In addition to outlining her work as it relates to 911 service modernization, Senator Kagan shared her journey in Maryland politics and how COVID-19 has affected her role.


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Monarch Butterflies, Native Plants and Pollinators Highlight September Nature Programs of Montgomery Parks

monarch butterflies

Monarch butterflies, native plants and pollinators will be among the highlights of the September nature programs at parks across Montgomery County offered by Montgomery Parks.


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‘Benjamin Banneker: Man of Many Accomplishments’ Will Be Focus of Montgomery History Virtual Series on Tuesday, Sept. 7

Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker is still a mystery to many Maryland residents despite his multiple accomplishments while living as a self-educated, free African American in colonial America. His story will be the focus at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in “Benjamin Banneker: Man of Many Accomplishments,” which will be the next episode of the History Conversations series from Montgomery History.


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Free e-Scooter Trainings and Clinics for Those 18-and-Older to be Held in September and October


Residents 18-and-older interested in lessons and safety clinics regarding e-scooters will have the opportunity to attend four free clinics in September and October sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.


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Fall Prevention Awareness Workshops and Activities Being Offered Throughout September

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September is “National Falls Prevention Month” and Montgomery County Recreation throughout the month will be offering multiple free activities and information sessions for seniors to increase awareness of falls. The programs will be available at a variety of facilities.


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‘Businesses and Disaster Preparedness’ Will Be Theme as County Hosts Revitalization and Recovery Virtual Town Hall on Friday, Sept. 10

economic revitalization & recovery town hall

“Businesses and Disaster Preparedness” will be the theme from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10, 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.


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Line of March Participants and Volunteers Sought for the County Thanksgiving Parade on Saturday, Nov. 20

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Applications are now being accepted to be a part of the annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade in Silver Spring. The County is looking for colorful and talented marching bands, artists, dance and gymnastic troupes, floats, sports teams, costumed characters, beauty queens, clowns, classic car clubs, community groups and other organizations to march in the parade. The parade will be held starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Downtown Silver Spring.


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Free Online Workshops for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs Available in September

job seekers

Free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs will be offered throughout September in programs sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries.


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