Community Update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) Preparedness
Yesterday (March 3), the Montgomery County Council received a briefing from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security on the County’s coronavirus preparedness efforts. The Council received up-to-date information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and discussed the County’s efforts to ensure the health and safety of all residents. MCPS leadership and other community partners and stakeholders participated in this important discussion.
We encourage all members of our community to watch the briefing and read the key documents that were shared at the briefing.
DHHS has shared that the risk to the general American public remains low and that to date, no cases have been confirmed in Maryland or in the National Capital Region. Under Maryland law, the County Health Officer makes the decision on school closures when it pertains to public health crises. Those decisions will be made in collaboration with other county agencies. At this time, per guidance from DHHS, schools will remain open and operations at the county level will continue as normal.