Montgomery County to Reinstate Some Covid Restrictions, Pending Council Approval

UPDATE: The vote has been postponed until next week (Tuesday) and the restrictions will not go into effect on Friday, 11/6 at 5pm except for the suspension of late-night alcohol sales, which will go into effect at 5pm on Friday, 11/6.

Montgomery County to Reinstate Some Covid Restrictions, Pending Council Approval

During today’s media briefing Marc Elrich stated that he will be asking the county council to approve an executive order that will reinstate some Covid restrictions.

Elrich considers the increase in cases a trend rather than a “blip.” Cases per 100k people are now up to 13 after being at 10.6 just two weeks ago.

The following restrictions will be put into place starting Friday, November 6th at 5pm:

• Restaurant capacity will be reduced to 25%. This goes for gyms/fitness facilities, retail stores, museums, and religious facilities.

• Gatherings can no longer exceed 25 people.

• Childcare facilities will remain at Phase 2 levels.

• Late night alcohol sales (previously allowed from 10pm to midnight) will be suspended.

The executive order must be approved by the council before it goes into effect. Meeting to review will take place tomorrow, 11/5.

The full media briefing can be seen here.

6 Comments on "Montgomery County to Reinstate Some Covid Restrictions, Pending Council Approval"

  1. Final Axe for Every Business.

    • If people wore masks and didn’t gather in large groups like they’re supposed to, it would be different. Also, what’s with the capitalization of the words?

  2. Tammy McEnerney | November 5, 2020 at 9:36 am | Reply

    You are killing small restaurants! Quarantines to do not work! Read the top epidemiologists in the world and not Dr. Gayles!

    • Where did it say they’re implementing a quarantine? I only read about the reduction of capacity and a restriction on gatherings.

    • Where did it say they’re implementing a quarantine? I only read about the reduction of capacity and a restriction on gatherings.

  3. The onslaught of permanent closure from small and medium sized businesses. People are fatigued and tired of the restrictions at this point just reopen the damn county. The county is barely reopened as it.
    Now matter how stringent the measures are in place… people will always will be exposed to this virus 🦠. It just frustrating that individuals will who need jobs will continue to suffer – why not just just shut the whole county down I mean pretty much that is what the county executive will

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