Montgomery County’s month of recognizing and commemorating two years of fighting the COVID-19 health crisis continues this week with “Essential Workers Week” from March 20-26. The County is honoring people who provided important services and support throughout the pandemic.
“I would like to thank all of our essential workers in Montgomery County for their hard work and dedication to serve our communities and their needs during the pandemic over the last two years,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “These essential employees went to work with public-facing jobs when personal protective equipment was in short supply and before vaccines were available. They made it possible for our residents to get services, stay safe and healthy. This week, we honor all the County’s essential workers, from our grocery and retail store employees to our own police, fire and rescue services, teachers, childcare providers, and our government employees. I encourage all residents to take a moment this week to thank these workers for their service and appreciate their risks and sacrifices to ensure that our essential needs were met throughout this pandemic.”
The month-long commemoration began with "Memorial Week," a remembrance of the lives lost to COVID-19 in Montgomery County and the sharing of stories—including those County Government employees who lost their lives. The second week was “Public Health and Health Care Week,” which recognized the County’s Public Health Service employees and other health professionals and providers who worked to keep the community safe, protect lives and meet the needs of those impacted. It was followed by "Housing Week," which highlighted efforts by numerous people and organizations to help ensure residents had a place to live.
For more information about the monthlong event, visit the County’s website.