ROCKVILLE, Md. - Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich says the county will not move into Phase 3 of reopening along with the rest of Maryland.
According to FOX 5’s Ike Ejiochi, Elrich announced on Wednesday that Montgomery County will continue in a modified Phase 2. “We’re making progress but we’re not where we need to be,” Elrich said.
Stage three, which goes into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday for the rest of Maryland, represents the broadest reopening since the state implemented a stay-at-home order in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Montgomery County entered Phase 2 of reopening in June. At the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, Montgomery and neighboring Prince George’s County accounted for approximately half of Maryland’s cases.