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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Montco StoryWalk® Announces Story Contest Winners

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NORRISTOWN, PA - Just in time to celebrate its one-year anniversary, the Montco StoryWalk® has announced the winners of the first annual Montco StoryWalk® Story Contest. 

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH), Divis...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

County Announces Free Distribution of Potassium Iodide Tablets for Limerick Area Residents

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NORRISTOWN, PA – On Thursday, September 15, 2022, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) will provide free potassium iodide (KI) tablets to Montgomery County residents who live, work, or attend schools within a 10-mile radius of the...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

New Outdoor StoryWalk® Now Installed at Pennypacker Mills

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Visitors are invited to visit Pennypacker Mills to experience a new StoryWalk® installed along its scenic grounds. The first book on display is “George Washington and the General’s Dog” a...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Health Advisory: 2022 West Nile Virus Season in PA

As of Monday, June 13, the first WNV-positive mosquito pools were identified in Pennsylvania in Montgomery, Philadelphia, Bucks, and Cumberland counties through the routine seasonal monitoring conducted by the PA DEP WNV surveillance program.

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Health Advisory: COVID-19 Rebound After Paxlovid Treatment

Paxlovid continues to be recommended for early-stage treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 among persons at high risk for progression to severe disease.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Montgomery County Moves to CDC High COVID-19 Community Level, Urges the Public to Take Precautions

NORRISTOWN, PA – Today the Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced the County is now in the CDC-defined “high” level of community transmission for COVID-19. The public is urged to wear a mask indoors in public, stay up to date with COVID-19 va...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Montgomery County Office of Public Health Provides Recommendations for 2022 Mosquito Season

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NORRISTOWN, PA – With the onset of warmer weather, mosquito season is starting and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) has steps residents can take to protect themselves from spreading mosquito-borne disease.

Mosquito-borne disease can sp...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Norristown Sprouts Community Garden Now Accepting Applications for Garden Plots

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Through April 8, Norristown Sprouts Community Garden is accepting applications from residents, schools, and organizations that wish to sign up for a free garden plot. The garden’s purpose is to provide access ...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

7/16/2020: Montgomery County Releases Guidance for Reopening Pre-K to 12 Schools for Fall 2020

MontcoPA officials and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health in collaboration with Montgomery County school superintendents have developed general recommendations to support the prevention of the spread of coronavirus in the school environment

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

County Announces Updated Masking Guidance Effective June 21 for Summer Camps and Summer Schools

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that, effective Monday, June 21, 2021, masking for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals at summer camps and summer schools will be optional, unless required b...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Montgomery County Releases COVID-19 School Recommendations for 2021-2022 School Year

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) today released recommendations for COVID-19 prevention in K to 12 schools for the 2021-2022 school year. MCOPH, in collaboration with Montgomery County Superintendents, have developed ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Mosquito Spraying for West Nile Virus Planned for September 1 in Lower Moreland Township

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Abington Township officials, will be adulticiding (spr...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

County Revises COVID-19 School Recommendations, Releases New Public Masking Guidance

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Following updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) has revised its 2021-22 school guidance for COVID-19 mitigation. The County now recommends un...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Montgomery County Discloses Public Health Information Release

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) today disclosed that as part of a Right to Know request, unredacted Personal Health Information (PHI) related to COVID cases and exposure in Montgomery County schools was released. This ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics to Offer Third Dose for Immunocompromised Individuals

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) today announced that it will accept appointments for a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised individuals starting Monday, August 23, 2021. Online r...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Christina N. Miller as Administrator for the Office of Public Health

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced the appointment of Christina N. Miller as Administrator for the Montgomery County Office of Public Health after an extensive hiring search. Ms. Miller will lead a staff of 139 e...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

Rescheduled: Mosquito Spraying for West Nile Virus in Lower Moreland Township

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) has announced the mosquito adulticiding (spraying) planned for tonight has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 2, 2021 due to weather.
The spraying will be done where sampling has sho...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Montgomery County Recommends Masking Outdoors Due to High Community Transmission of COVID-19

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners in consultation with the Office of Public Health (OPH) today announced that starting Monday, September 6, 2021, masking is now recommended outdoors in certain situations for the genera...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

County Office of Public Health to Distribute Free Potassium Iodide Tablets on September 9 & 16

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Annual Free Potassium Iodide Distribution on September 9 and 16, 2021. The OPH will provide free Potassium ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Montgomery County Now Scheduling Booster Shots for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it is now scheduling booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine following FDA and CDC approval. People who are at highest risk for COVID-19 can no...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Montgomery County Now Scheduling Booster Shots for All COVID-19 Vaccines

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is now scheduling booster shots for the Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines following FDA and CDC approval for people who meet the eligibility c...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Montgomery County Now Scheduling Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Ages 5-11

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is now scheduling appointments for children ages 5-11 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine following FDA and CDC recommendation.
Children ages 5-11 have been authorized to r...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

First Case of Omicron Variant Detected in a Montgomery County Resident

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in a Montgomery County resident. This person is in their 20s and resides in Whitpain Township. OP...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Montgomery County Joins with Area Hospitals to Provide COVID-19 Update

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials today joined with area hospital leadership to provide an update on the current COVID-19 surge. The County is experiencing a strain on its hospital systems due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant.
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Montgomery County Office of Public Health Provides Update on Hepatitis A Outbreak

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The?Montgomery County Office of Public Health?(MCOPH) today provided an update on the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) outbreak in the county.  
Of thirteen total cases of Hepatitis A under investigation, ten are confirmed and th...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Montgomery County Announces First Flu-related Deaths

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Office of Public Health today announced two residents have died from a co-infection of COVID-19 and Influenza (flu). Ages 77 and 89 respectively, both residents were symptomatic and hospitalized before their passing.
Co-i...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Montgomery County Announces New COVID-19 Testing Site in Lansdale

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it will open a new PCR COVID-19 testing site in Lansdale on Monday, February 14, 2022. The site will be located at 318 Pennbrook Parkway in the Station Square Shops and will op...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Montgomery County to Update Masking Guidance to Align with New CDC Guidance

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it will update its school and public masking recommendations to align with new CDC guidance for COVID-19 given the County’s high vaccination rates. Updated guidance do...
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2022 Press Releases