Today Governor Larry Hogan said that Maryland is ready to complete Stage 1 reopening, effective Friday, May 29, at 5 pm, and that the state will enter Stage 2 next week. In the Maryland jurisdictions that are ready to do so, restaurants can reopen on Friday for outdoor dining, following state guidance for social distancing, no more than six people per table and strict sanitization. Hogan encouraged local authorities to increase outdoor dining sp ace, such as by closing streets to traffic, in places like Bethesda Row. Also on Friday, in jurisdictions that are ready, youth day camps that feature low-contact sports, drive-thru theaters and outdoor pools can reopen. They must adhere to strict gu
Eid Mubarak to you and your families. To all who are observing the end of Ramadan - I want to wish you a happy Eid al-Fitr as Ramadan comes to a close. I know this year’s observance has been unlike anything we have known before and I know that you had to find new ways to pray together and connect. I have missed the opportunity to be with you during the Iftar dinners – in the past I have very much appreciated being welcomed into your communities and your celebrations. I thank all of you for your understanding during these difficult times and for all of the good work you do. We appreciate you – our neighbors and friends.
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Maryland Has Tested 3.5 Percent of State’s Population, Far Exceeding Goals Established By Federal Health Officials ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state has reached a critical milestone in its long-term COVID-19 testing strategy, surpassing 200,000 tests and completing testing of 3.5 percent of the state’s population, and now has the capacity and supplies to offer testing to
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles today introduced a new COVID-19 data dashboard. The dashboard provides information on hospitalizations, the number of patients in intensive care units (ICU), and the number of ventilators in use, as well as previously available information regarding the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths. This information will help guide the County’s decisions on when to lift its Stay-at-Home Executive Order. As of this morning, Montgomery County has 9,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and there have been 474 deaths. Trends, such as the number of hospitalizations and the
The American Muslim Senior Society wishes to thank the COVID-19 Response Food Security Task Force Team for their most generous donation of delicious frozen dinners that served as Ramadan meals for 67 of our most vulnerable seniors. AMSS is most grateful to Diana Tato-Niktash, Program Manager, Food Security Plan, at Montgomery County for her ardent support of our outreach efforts to the most isolated and vulnerable diverse older members of our community and for her valuable guidance.
News Food Assistance Provider Snapshot Form - Please fill this out by noon on Sunday 5/3 (and thereafter on a weekly basis) and share it with your networks - doing so is critical in order for the County to be able to develop strategies that take into account everyone's needs and provide solutions that are beneficial to everyone. You can also use this form to request PPE supplies and bags for distribution. Special appropriation to the County Government’s FY20 Operating Budget, Department of Finance, Economic Development Fund, Support for COVID-19 Response - $250,000 for Telework Assistance Program. Source of Funds: General Fund Reserves. Special appropriation to the County Government’s FY20 O