Reopening, youth vax appts

Dear residents,

Following is some information you may find useful.

1. Youth vaccination appointments available now
Vaccination appointments are available now (as in today) for 12-15 year olds with Pfizer doses. Schedule your appointment here:

Or you may also search through the state website,

2. Montgomery County to fully reopen by May 29
Based on our phased reopening plan, the County will almost certainly enter full opening, aligned with state policies, on May 29.

May 29 is the projected date after which 50% of the County will have achieved full immunity through vaccinations and our new daily cases are at relatively low levels.

Having said that, there is still COVID risk for those who are not vaccinated. Please get vaccinated.

3. County follows CDC guidance on masks
The County now follows CDC guidance for face coverings. People who are not yet vaccinated should continue wearing facial coverings. If you are fully vaccinated please refer to this guidance:

4. Finally, I want to say that there is no question in my mind that in the Fall, MCPS can and must be open full-time, full-capacity. The Board of Education has indicated that their goal is for full reopening as well.

Better days are ahead.

Hans Riemer

CDC's Guide to recommended activities for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated People