Montgomery County Reports Six Straight Days of Substantial Transmission; Seven Straight Days Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate

Montgomery County has reported six straight days of substantial transmission of COVID-19. After seven days, the county’s indoor mask mandate is automatically reinstated. There is a four day grace period from the seventh day of substantial transmission until the mandate begins. This means the mask mandate could return over the weekend or by next week.

The County is deemed an area of substantial transmission if it reaches 50 to 99.99 total new cases per 100,000 persons in the past seven days or 8 to 9.99 percent test positivity during the past seven days. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies transmission values as low, moderate, substantial or high.

The amended Board of Health regulation became effective immediately upon its adoption by the Board of Health and would automatically terminate at 12:01 a.m. on the day immediately following the date that 85 percent or more of the County’s population is fully vaccinated, as reported by the CDC on its COVID Data Tracker.

Right now just under 66% of Montgomery residents has received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Saturday, according to WTOP.

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