Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich Recommends Extending Mask Mandate and Requiring Vaccine Passports for Restaurants  

by Patrick Herron

During Wednesday’s weekly COVID-19 briefing, County Executive Marc Elrich recommended that the County Council, acting as the Board of Health, hold off on ending the indoor mask mandate, which is set to rollback when 85% of Montgomery County is vaccinated. This is partly due to the unknowns of the Omicron variant. Right now, the county has about an 81% vaccination rate and is averaging over 100 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents a day.

The indoor mask mandate most recently went back into effect on November 20.

Elrich also suggested implementing vaccine passports for restaurants, similar to those found in places like New York City.

You can view the full briefing below:




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