COVID-19 Vaccinations Available for Children Ages 5 Through 11

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November 4, 2021 | Bookmark and Share
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County Executive Marc Elrich welcomes the approval of COVID-19 vaccines for 5 - 11-year-old-children and praises MCPS for its ability to keep kids in class. As the County hovers between "Moderate Transmission" and "Substantial Transmission," County Executive Elrich reminds us that being masked while indoors is still the right choice and we must remain vigilant. While maintaining our vigilance, the County Executive want us all to take advantage of the County's Shared Streets program. He also goes on to highlight the County's efforts to better support those experiencing homelessness with ongoing development of a state-of-the-art facility and also honors Maryland Emancipation Day, Native American Heritage Month, and Diwali Day with County proclamations. 

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Amended Board of Health Regulation Will Require Seven Consecutive Days of ‘Substantial COVID-19 Transmission’ Before Implementing Indoor Mask Mandate in Public Spaces

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The Montgomery County Council, acting as the County Board of Health, this week approved an amended regulation to require seven consecutive days of “substantial COVID-19 transmission” in the County before an indoor face covering requirement is reinstated in areas open to the public. The requirement to wear face coverings in indoor spaces that are open to the public also terminates when the County returns to a status of moderate COVID-19 transmission for seven consecutive days.

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County Begins Vaccinating Children Ages 5 Through 11

Took My Best Shot! Vaccinations for Children ages 5 to 11

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 years of age, Montgomery County is now vaccinating young people in this age group. 

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County Holiday Schedule for Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11

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The Montgomery County Government will observe special schedules for the Veterans Day holiday on Thursday, Nov. 11.

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Commission on Veterans Affairs Seeking Additions to Its Virtual Tribute to County Veterans as Veterans Day Approaches on Nov. 11

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Montgomery County’s Commission on Veterans Affairs is paying tribute to County veterans through a virtual “Tribute to Montgomery County Veterans” website. As Veterans Day approaches on Thursday, Nov. 11, the commission wants to add tributes to the site. 

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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 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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Registration for Recreation Winter Programs Begins on Monday, Nov. 8


Registration for the Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) and Montgomery Parks winter classes and programs opens Monday, Nov. 8. MCR winter offerings include fitness, sports, visual and performing arts. In addition to swim lessons, the winter aquatic programming includes activities such as Waterbabies, Scuba and Aqua Spin.

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Maydale Nature Classroom in Colesville Invites Residents to Celebrate Its Completed Renovations on Saturday, Nov. 6

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Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will host a special community celebration for the recently renovated Maydale Nature Classroom in Colesville on from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. 

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‘Urban Wood Sale’ in Gaithersburg on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 13-14, Will Make Unique Types of Wood Available for Projects 

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Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will host its first-ever “Urban Wood Sale” on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Montgomery Parks Green Farm Maintenance Facility located at 8301 Turkey Thicket Drive in Gaithersburg. Wood that can be used for unique projects will be available for purchase from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day.

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County Thanksgiving Parade Ready to March on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Silver Spring

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The Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Downtown Silver Spring. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. with the thrilling sounds of marching bands, spinners with gold and orange hoops and streamers and Thanksgiving-themed costumes and units—as well as a 12-foot turkey. Brian van de Graaff, an ABC7 meteorologist, will return as the parade emcee. 

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‘Online Sales and Telework Grants’ Applications Available from Nov. 12-19 for Montgomery County Small Businesses to Assist with Online Product and Services Promotion

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has announced a new grant program for Montgomery County small businesses to help them promote their products and services prior to the holiday shopping season.  Applications for the “Online Sales and Telework Grant Program” will be available from Nov. 12 through midnight on Nov. 19. Grants of up to $10,000 each will be available.


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‘Shared Streets’ Initiative Will be Extended at Least Through March


Montgomery County’s “Shared Streets” program, which was started during the COVID-19 health crisis, will be extended at least through March. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation manages the Shared Streets program, which allows residents and businesses to use public spaces for in-street activities such as biking, walking, outdoor dining and retail activity.

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Residents Can Join Clean Up of Historic Baptist Cemetery in Rockville on Saturday, Nov. 6

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Residents seeking to better their community can join historic preservation organization Peerless Rockville and volunteers from the community to rake leaves, trim ivy and clear debris from the grounds of the Historic Baptist Cemetery in Rockville from 6-9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6. 

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Leaf Vacuum Collection in Specified Districts Begins on Monday, Nov. 8, and Will Continue Through Mid-December


The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will begin its annual leaf vacuuming starting the week beginning Monday, Nov. 8, with two collections taking place on each leaf collection district street. Residents can more easily find the collection schedule online by simply entering a street address.

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Montgomery Parks Has Many Special Events and Fun Throughout November

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Events and special programs for residents of all interests and ages will be available throughout November from Montgomery Parks. The events will include evening campfires for families, which include outdoor movies, and adult-only campfires.

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‘Maryland Women’s Business Center Resources and Success Stories’ Will Be Theme as Montgomery County Hosts Business Connections Online Forum on Friday, Nov. 5

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Maryland Women’s Business Center Resources and Success Stories will be the theme from noon-1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, when Montgomery County’s Business Connections program will continue this series of town halls to keep business operators informed on resources to grow their business.

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‘Open Parkways’ Program Shifts to Winer Schedule on Sunday, Nov. 7

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The “Open Parkways Program” of Montgomery Parks, which opens portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive and Little Falls Parkway to pedestrians and cyclists for recreation, will shift to a winter schedule starting Sunday, Nov. 7. 

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Fireflies Need Leaves And Can Light Up Your Yard Next Summer with the Right ‘Invitation’


Fall is a season for leaves in Maryland, but raking away leaves removes the main source of habitat for fireflies—the lovable insects with the feature unlike any other. To help fireflies survive, Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging homeowners to “leave the leaves” in your yard this fall in to enhance that backyard glow next summer.


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‘Forging Freedom: Endurance, Escape and Rockville’s Underground Railroad’ Will Be Featured in Presentation on Thursday, Nov. 11

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The November featured event for the Glenview Mansion/Peerless Rockville Speaker Series will be an online presentation of “Forging Freedom: Endurance, Escape and Rockville’s Underground” from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11.

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Record Funding Was Invested in Montgomery County Companies in First Three Quarters of 2021, With IPO, Private Investment and Venture Capital Funding Topping $18 Billion

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Economic recovery is showing some major signs in Montgomery County as 2021, thus far, has seen a record pace for initial public offerings (IPO), private investment and venture capital deals for County-based companies. More than $18 billion of investment has impacted 76 companies since the start of the year and 87 separate transactions have been made in the first three quarters of the year through Sept. 30.

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County Seeking Input on Chevy Chase Library Project by Nov. 15

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The Montgomery County Department of General Services’ Office of Planning and Development  and Montgomery County Public Libraries are exploring opportunities for the future of the Chevy Chase Library. The library is located at 8005 Connecticut Ave. in Chevy Chase.


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County Executive Elrich Recommends Expanding Finance Programs for Building Owners to Make Improvements Toward County’s Climate Goals

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has submitted legislation to the County Council that would expand financing opportunities for building owners to improve the energy performance and climate resilience of their buildings to help meet the County’s climate goals. 

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Free Online Workshops Available in November for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs


Free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers and entrepreneurs are available throughout November. Montgomery County Public Libraries is sponsoring the programs.

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