Public Hearing Notice on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Montgomery County Employees

by Patrick Herron
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Per Montgomery County:

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 30, 2021

The Montgomery County Council will conduct a public hearing on the following Expedited Bill on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. (deadline to sign-up is October 18 at 5 p.m.):

Expedited Bill 34-21 – Personnel and Human Resources – COVID-19 Vaccination Required, would require the vaccination of County employees against COVID-19; permit medical accommodations to the COVID-19 vaccination requirements; exempt the COVID-19 vaccination requirements from collective bargaining; and generally amend the County personnel and human resources law.

Documents and information are available at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council.

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 https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council/calendar.html . 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 https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/PHSignUp.html. 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 http://tinyurl.com/zrbwh5v; via email at county.council@montgomerycountymd.gov; 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 http://tinyurl.com/z9982v8, Facebook Live (@MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil or @ConcejodelCondadodeMontgomery), or YouTube (@MoCoCouncilMD).

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