COVID-19 Guidance

MASKING

As of Friday, September 3, 2021, Montgomery County has been in 2 weeks of high transmission. See Montgomery County Office of Public Health County Masking Recommendation for guidance on changes to masking.

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health concurs with the CDC masking guidelines for vaccinated individuals. Masks should be worn in public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status in areas of high or substantial transmission. Fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated. Masks are still recommended for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in crowded indoor areas. Masks are required for buses, planes, and hospitals, and healthcare settings. Information on county transmission levels is available on the Montgomery County COVID-19 HUB.

Recommendations for schools K-12 are available here

To be considered fully vaccinated you must meet the following:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

Businesses should have a policy and workplace guidance in place for employees regarding masks/face coverings. Employees who are not vaccinated should wear a mask, and employees and customers should mask regardless of vaccination status in areas of substantial and high transmission. Businesses should post signage for their patrons stating at minimum that unvaccinated individuals are still recommended to wear a mask. Businesses may adopt a stricter policy if they choose.

Montgomery County Office of Public Health is not requiring masking/face covering while unvaccinated individuals are participating in high-exertion outdoor activities such as sports or exercising.

Masking provides maximal protection to the individual and those in proximity to them.

Montgomery County Masking Recommendations for the General Public - issued July 29, 2021

Guidance

Ensure the safety of your building water system and devices after a prolonged shutdown

Follow the CDC Guidance for Building Water Systems, which describes 8 steps to take before you reopen your business or building.

Perform routine cleaning

Follow the Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting to develop, implement, and maintain a plan to perform regular cleanings to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

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