Moco Moving to Tighten COVID-19 Restrictions

Rockville, Maryland (Wednesday, November 4, 2020) – Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is moving to reimpose coronavirus restrictions as infections across the county increase.

Elrich today issued an executive order that would essentially rollback gatherings to 25 people or less and reduce capacity for restaurants and shops to 25 percent.  Houses of worship, fitness centers, bowling alleys, art galleries, tattoo parlors, and nail salons would also be subjected to the 25 percent.

The order must be approved by councilmembers who will take up the issue tomorrow.  The Washington region has seen an uptick in infections with a seven day average peaking above 2,200.