County Council to Hold a Hearing and Vote Tomorrow on COVID-19 Regulations

by Patrick Herron

County Council to Hold a Hearing and Vote Tomorrow on COVID-19 Regulations

The Montgomery County Council will be meeting to introduce, hold a public hearing, and vote tomorrow at 1:30PM on a Board of Health Regulation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

During a Tuesday press conference, Governor Hogan lifted the dining capacity restrictions on restaurants statewide, but noted that restaurants and bars will still be limited to seated and distanced service only.

According to an article on Bethesda Beat, Montgomery County will be reissuing executive orders regarding COVID-19 restrictions due to a change made in Gov. Larry Hogan’s recent executive order that stated local orders “shall cease to be effective at 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2021, at which time all Local Orders issued above shall become null and void.” Full article available here.

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 11, 2021—The Montgomery County Council, sitting as the Board of Health, is scheduled to introduce, hold a public hearing, and vote on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. on a Board of Health Regulation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the County. The deadline to sign up for the public hearing is Friday, March 12 at 11:30 a.m. As soon as the Board of Health regulation is available it will be posted on the Council’s web page.

Documents and information are available at

NOTE: During the Covid-19 state of emergency, the public is not able to be physically present in the Council Hearing Room. Residents who would like to call in to testify at a Council public hearing need to preregister on the Council’s web page at . Once the public hearing sign up request form is submitted and the public hearing list is created, individuals will receive separate confirmation notifications that include the appropriate phone number to call for the public hearing.

Community members also have the option to provide audio, video and written testimony to the Council using a recently developed online testimony form on the Council’s web page which can be found at The testimony provided with the online option carries the same weight as testimony given at a public hearing. Councilmembers consider all comments as part of their deliberations.

Comments and suggestions are welcome online at; via email at; by sending regular mail to County Council, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. For information or to express an opinion call 240-777-7900.

The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Xfinity channels 6 and 996, RCN channels 6 and 1056; and FiOS channel 30. Also available live via streaming through the Council website at, Facebook Live (@MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil or @ConcejodelCondadodeMontgomery), or YouTube (@MoCoCouncilMD).


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1 comment

Jennifer Chen March 11, 2021 - 8:10 pm

i guess we going back tgo square one so lockdown


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