Friday, January 15, 2021

Montgomery County Seeks Feedback on Residents’ Demand for Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

Montgomery County has launched an online survey to hear from residents and get an informed
understanding of how residents feel about taking the COVID-19 vaccine. The survey is not scientific but will help to identify any possible concerns residents may have about the vaccine. With a goal of vaccinating 75 to 80 percent of the community, County employees will use the feedback to address questions and to better reach communities hit hardest by COVID-19 and who have historically been apprehensive about trusting vaccines or medical research. The County plans to incorporate the feedback from the survey into its robust outreach plan and communications efforts to educate the public on the importance of taking the vaccine.

The survey is open from Jan. 14 through Feb. 4, 2021 and is on the County’s COVID-19 vaccine website. The survey is anonymous and is available in the top seven spoken languages in the county. It is also available on the County’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. With 12 multiple choice questions, the survey takes approximately five minutes to complete. In addition to the survey being available online, the survey will also be offered to residents at several of the County’s COVID-19 testing sites.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD. Residents can also sign up to receive text or email updates about COVID-19 vaccinations.



Free workshop for caregivers - "Organizational Tools & Tips for Caregivers" on Tuesday, January 19 at 2 PM

The Maryland Commission on Caregiving is hosting a webinar with My Office Professionals, The Johns
Hopkins Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program, Called to Care - A program of John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Hopkins ElderPlus on "Organizational Tools & Tips for Caregivers" on Tuesday, January 19 at 2 PM. Click here to view flyer for registration details and please share with your networks.

Theresa Robertson, Creator and Owner of My Office Professionals and member of the Maryland Commission on Caregiving will provide tremendous insights and tips for anyone interested in being more organized in the upcoming year but especially if you are a family/informal Caregiver.

The session is free but advance registration is required:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqce2opjIuGN15lhl0MRlftmSmhnBmpnau

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Covid-19 and much more Updates

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Montgomery County Update: News & Information

Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19 for Latest COVID-19 Updates

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A Message from County Executive Marc Elrich

County Executive Marc Elrich

Information about vaccine availability and distribution in Montgomery County is rapidly changing. County Executive Marc Elrich this week addresses how the County is administering all the vaccines as they are received. The County relies on the State for the doses and is awaiting an increased supply.

 

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County Seeks Feedback on Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine

covid-19 survey

Montgomery County has launched an online survey to get an informed understanding of how residents feel about taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

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County Administering COVID-19 Vaccines at One of the Highest Rates in the State—More Doses Needed

County Administering COVID-19 Vaccines at One of Highest Rates in the State

Montgomery County is has taken swift steps to administer the vaccines it has received—proceeding at one of the highest rates of vaccine administration in Maryland.

 

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County to Honor Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Virtual Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18

Montgomery County will host its annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, but due to the COVID-19 health crisis, will do it in a virtual program at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18.

 

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COVID-19 Information Portal Has Statistics on How the Virus Has Impacted the County, Including Infections by Zip Codes

COVID-19 Infections by Zip Codes in Montgomery County, MD

COVID-19 Deaths by Zip Code, Montgomery County, MD

Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Information Portal provides a variety of breakdowns on how the virus has impacted the County. The statistics are regularly updated to reflect the most recent reports during the health crisis.

 

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Where to Get Tested for COVID-19

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There are numerous ways to get tested for COVID-19 in Montgomery County. The County operates dozens of clinics most weeks and rotates the locations to make testing easily accessible for residents in all parts of the County. In addition, there are many privately operated testing programs.

 

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Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services Releases List of Top 10 Selling Beer, Wine and Spirits for 2020

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Corona Extra is the top-selling beer in Montgomery County, Barefoot wines are the leading wine sellers and Tito’s Handmade Vodka is the most popular spirit. Those products headed their respective lists of the top-selling products according to 2020 sales results released by Montgomery County’s Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS).

 

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County Holiday Task Force Results in 262 DUI Arrests; No DUI-Related Fatal Collisions Occurred During Eight-Week Period

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An eight-week special task force formed to prevent serious and fatal traffic collisions in Montgomery County during the holiday season resulted in 262 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. During the period of the task force, which began Nov. 18 and was composed of specially assigned Montgomery County Police, along with respective City and State police agency partners, there were no DUI-related fatal collisions in the County.

 

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Free Outdoor Public Wi-Fi Available Near 10 County Libraries and Silver Spring Civic Building

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Montgomery County has leveraged federal COVID-19 funding to install outdoor public Wi-Fi at 10 Public Library (MCPL) locations. The free service is available 24 hours at day at the MCPL branches at Aspen Hill, Davis (North Bethesda), Gaithersburg, Germantown, Maggie Nightingale (Poolesville),  Marilyn Praisner (Burtonsville), Rockville Memorial, Twinbrook, Wheaton and White Oak branches. The program also will provide free Wi-Fi in front of the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza.

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Online Process to Request Food Assistance Resources Available

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Montgomery County residents looking for information on food assistance resources can now request help by completing an online form. Available in seven languages (Amharic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese), the form is reviewed by a trained resource specialist. Residents receive a return phone call within one business day.

 

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County’s MLK Day of Service Event Moves to Virtual Platform, Expands to a Week

text of MLK week of service 2021: January 16 - 24

Every January for more than a decade, the Montgomery County Volunteer Center has brought together thousands of area residents for an afternoon of activities featured as part of its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service. This year, the event will go virtual and will be expanded to a week, Jan. 16-24, with a variety of home-based and safely distanced service opportunities available online at http://bit.ly/MoCoMLKDay

 

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County Public Libraries Holds Virtual Comic Convention

MoComCon

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will host its fifth free comic convention, MoComCon, on Saturday, Jan. 16. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, MoComCon 2021 will be a full-day, online event for all ages. The event will celebrate all things comics, graphic novels and fandoms.

 

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Input Sought for County Study to Improve Transportation Navigation and Safety for People with Vision Loss and Disabilities

Improved Transportation Navigation and Safety for People with Vision Loss and Disabilities

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is conducting a public survey to get input from those who have vision disabilities or are advocates, caregivers or related professionals supporting people who move around the County with reduced vision. Anyone who experiences challenges navigating the built network or works with people with vision or mobility impairments is encouraged to complete a survey that MCDOT has made available through the end of January.

 

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Free Online Workshops and One-on-One Sessions for Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs Offered in January

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Montgomery County Public Libraries is offering free online workshops and one-on-one sessions geared toward assisting job seekers. All workshops are free and offered live via video conference.

 

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County Animal Services and Adoption Center to Offer Weekly Free Rabies Clinics for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets

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Montgomery County’s Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) will begin hosting free appointment-based rabies clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets owned by County residents. The clinics will take place at the County’s animal shelter facility located at 7315 Muncaster Mill Road in Derwood, on select Wednesdays beginning Jan. 20.

 

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South Germantown Bike Park Closes Due to Poor Trail Conditions 

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The South Germantown Bike Park, which is operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, has been closed for the remainder of the winter due to adverse track conditions.  

 

 

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