Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination No Longer Required to Attend Montgomery County Council Meetings 

The Montgomery County Council will hold its first in-person meeting in over two years tomorrow, March 15. Council President Gave Albornoz announced today that proof of COVID-19 vaccination will no longer be required to attended.

At today’s media availability, Albornoz said, “upon further reflection and consultation, we’ve decided to not have that be a requirement, to maintain consistency and access to all of our various county facilities, but we do strongly recommend that people do continue to be vaccinated. It has undeniably been the best tool and resource in our fight against COVID-19.”

Residents that do not wish to testify in person can also provide prerecorded audio or video testimony to the Council or submit written testimony.

You can view the agenda for tomorrow’s council meeting here.

Albornoz had previously announced on March 1 that attendees of the meetings will have to show proof of vaccination before entering.  At the time, Albornoz told WTOP, “I think the optics are not negative; I think they are positive. We want to encourage county residents to have their vaccinations, and fortunately, over 90% of county residents are vaccinated,” when asked if a government agency placing restrictions on attendance to a public meeting could cause bad optics.

You can view today’s media availability on the council’s Facebook page:

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