Great article questions why Montgomery libraries, senior centers remain closed, even as coronavirus rates plummet. Thanks @hansriemer for working on this! Let’s open these important places! https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/montgomery-reopening-libraries-senior-centers/2021/05/07/8c17b806-adf8-11eb-ab4c-986555a1c511_story.html
@hansriemer @MontCoExec @MCPL_Libraries Public libraries are the great equalizers in society. They serve the most marginalized communities during the most trying times. They were built for this moment & we need their resources & services more than ever. Libraries are key to equity in our reopening plan.
I am quoted in this article as "frustrated young father in Silver Spring". Anyway, it's a great article and it appropriately gives @hansriemer
credit for doing all he can to reopen libraries!
If you're not vaccinated, José Andrés wants you to get vaccinated. His restaurant group is offering $50 gift cards to anyone gets their first shot starting tomorrow. https://dcist.com/story/21/05/07/chef-jose-andres-will-offer-newly-vaccinated-people-50-gift-cards-for-his-d-c-area-restaurants/
@chizokemi @MontCoExec Thanks for the Q. We had to approve a policy framework that allowed for schools to exceed outdoor gathering limits for graduation w a waiver. Now we have a policy that allows indoor capacity at 50%. Thats all that we would have to approve at the Council. From there its execution
@PBienenfeld @MontCoExec I have not heard of any layoffs in any part of the County government. Far from it, there are more FTEs each year
@jenreesman @tannahillglen @MCPL_Libraries @MontCoExec In early March that would have been correct in the sense that indoor restrictions generally also applied to Libraries and would have prevented indoor gathering. There are no indoor restrictions that specifically apply to Libraries.
@maripoopoopoo @MsVeesGarden Come on. DC libraries are open. There hasn’t been some wave of retirements in MoCo. That’s smoke and mirrors.
@tannahillglen @jenreesman @MCPL_Libraries @MontCoExec Inquiring minds want to know
Vaccination gives you stronger immunity than catching the virus does, without the risk of severe illness or death, and, unlike the virus, with no known long-term health harms. Get vaccinated instead of getting infected.