This pandemic is changing life for us in many ways. I hope each of you is taking time to take care of yourself and the people around you. This is hard – I know it and we all know it.
We are constantly evaluating and re-evaluating the information and data we receive. We are also in regular communication with residents, businesses and other organizations about the obstacles they are encountering and how we can be helpful while also prioritizing the public health of our community. This week I issued a new executive order expanding and clarifying measures allowed under Phase 2 guidelines– the details are below. And in my video I talk about testing – check it out.
For those of you who ordered a mail-in ballot, some will start arriving as soon as next week. When you fill out your mail-in ballot, please be sure to sign the return envelope. Do NOT sign the ballot itself – it will not be counted if you do that. If you’re nervous about putting your ballot in the mail, there are drop boxes around the County. Some are already in place; others will be going up through out the month of October. Find more information about drop boxes here.
Also, I wanted to remind you that in the public interest of this county, please vote FOR Question A, AGAINST Question B, FOR Question C and AGAINST Question D. These positions are supported by me and the County Council. Here’s a link to the sample ballot.
P.S. Yesterday, I joined Governor Larry Hogan to visit Novavax, one of the many companies that make Montgomery County the vaccine capital. We have some brilliant minds working here in our County!