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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Montgomery County Commissioners Condemn Vandalism of Veteran Graves

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners condemn the theft of 56 flag holders from the historic Lansdale Cemetery last week. Since the 1920s, the Commissioners have provided free flag holders for veteran’s graves a...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Forty-Five Volunteer Firefighters Graduate

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CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – Forty-five (45) volunteer firefighters from Montgomery County Fire Academy Class 2101 celebrated the completion of the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter Training program with a virtual graduation ceremony on the evening of ...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Montgomery County Seeks New Farmers to Preserve Their Farms for Future Generations

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission is accepting applications for the 2022 round of the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. This program encourages farmers to learn about how they can apply fo...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning for July 12 - 13, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the Na...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

MontcoStrong 2021 Nonprofit Resiliency Grant Program Applications Open July 19, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced today that a total of $5 million will be made available to nonprofit agencies, who suffered disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, through the ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning for July 6 - 7, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Wea...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2021

Montgomery County Commissioners Appoint New Director of Public Safety

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Eagleville, PA (June 30, 2021) – Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, the Montgomery County Commissioners appointed Michael O. Vest as the Director of the Department of Public Safety. Director Vest has been serving as Interim Director since January 6, 2021, f...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning for June 28-30, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a "Code Red" Hot Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of for...
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2021 Press Releases
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 ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2021

Montgomery County Breaks Ground in Norristown on Justice Center, Expanded Public Park

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, joined by the Honorable President Judge Thomas Del Ricci and Norristown Municipal Council President Derrick Perry, broke ground today on the Montgomery County Justice Center, a landmark projec...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Peter Wentz Farmstead to Offer Special Tours on Juneteenth

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites announced today that Peter Wentz Farmstead will offer special Juneteenth tours on Saturday, June 19 to share the story of Jack, an enslaved person who sought and escape...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Montgomery County Wins 2020 GIS in Excellence Award for COVID Hub and Dashboards

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County was awarded the 2020 Geographic Information System (GIS) in Excellence Award for the County's COVID-19 Hub and dashboards. The hub provided the region with an up-to-the-moment integration of GIS map an...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces Environmental Educational Programs for June

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today two upcoming outdoor events in June. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Lightning in a Jar - Fireflies
Friday June 25th at 8:30 p.m. 
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Pottsgrove Manor Announces Summer Events

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POTTSTOWN, PA – Join Pottsgrove Manor for summer programs that highlight the history of the 18th century and the community in Pottstown, marking 260 years since John Potts first advertised about his new town. Community of Pottstown Virt...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Montgomery County Reminds Residents of Upcoming Changes to PA Unemployment Compensation System

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NORRISTOWN, PA – MontcoWorks and PA CareerLink® Montgomery County are reminding unemployed residents in Montgomery County of upcoming changes to the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation System. The system is being upgraded starting May...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Montgomery County Awards Montco 2040 Implementation Grants to 23 Projects

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that 23 projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants in the 2021 cycle of the program. The new grants continue an exciting program aim...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Peter Wentz Farmstead Selected as National Underground Railroad Historic Site

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites announced today that Peter Wentz Farmstead has been officially recognized by the National Parks Service (NPS) as a National Underground Railroad Network to Fr...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2021

County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Evening Hours Announced for After School Vaccinations

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations, announcing that its County-run vaccine clinics will open for extended evening hours until 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Revises Masking Guidance for Outdoor Sports

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations. The County is now vaccinating anyone aged 12 or older.
"With FDA...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Now Serving Ages 12-15

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available for people aged 12-15 at its County-run vaccine clinics. Anyone under the age of 18 attending a Montgomery County Off...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Montgomery County Invites Public to Virtual Meeting on Comprehensive Plan Proposed Updates

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission invites the public to take part in a virtual public meeting to review proposed updates to the county’s comprehensive plan, Montco2040: A Shared Vision. This virtual meeting will ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Official Opening of Final Section of Pennypack Trail to Public

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners are pleased to announce the opening of the final segment of the Pennypack Trail in Lower Moreland Township for public use and enjoyment. With the completion of this 0.7-mile section, t...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2021

Pennypacker Mills Announces Summer Porch Performances

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Start your summer with a visit to Pennypacker Mills for one of several performances sponsored by the Friends of Pennypacker Mills. The Summer Porch Performances series is back with free, family-friendly event...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2021

‘Homes for All’ Outlines Vision for Housing Affordability in Montgomery County

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During its regularly scheduled meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners received the final version of the Homes for All report and vision today. 
The report examines the current state of housing affordability in Montg...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Walk-up Availability at All County-run Vaccine Clinics

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that starting Wednesday, May 5, all Montgomery County vaccination clinics will offer walk-up availability to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The County is offerin...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Buckle Up, Montgomery County partners with PennDOT on Seatbelt Safety Enforcement

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County, Pennsylvania municipal police departments and the Pennsylvania State Police will partner with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) "Click it or Ticket" and national seat...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Montgomery County Invites Public to Free Webinar on Planning and Designing Trails for All Users

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NORRISTOWN, PA - The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is hosting “Happy Trails! Planning and Designing Trails for All Users” on Thursday, April 29, from 4:00–5:30 p.m. This free online webinar will highlight the new Montgomer...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender Releases Statement on Chauvin Trial Verdict

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"The Office of the Public Defender continues to stand with the Black and BIPOC community, in Montgomery County, throughout the Commonwealth, and across this nation. 

"The groundbreaking U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon vs. Wainright...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces May Events

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today two upcoming outdoor events in May. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Earlybird Walk
Saturday May 15, 2021 at 8 a.m.  
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

GREEN LANE PARK ANNOUNCES SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today the lineup for its 2021 Summer Concert Series sponsored by PECO, and invites visitors of all ages to save the date for these live, open air performances. Four concerts will be held on Sunday eveni...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Releases 2021 Paving Schedule

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department has released details on its 2021 Road Program. The following roads are scheduled to be improved through base repairs, storm water inlet repairs, milling, paving and pav...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.

Per federal and state directives the Montgomery County Office of Public Health ...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Montgomery County Public Defender Announces Two Community Resource Fairs in Norristown and Pottstown

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender announced two outdoor Community Resource Fairs being held on April 24 and May 8 featuring a wide range of important resources and organizations to share with the community.
These...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

County Announces 11 Secure Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations & Satellite Offices for May 18 Primary

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Board of Elections announced it will install 11 secure ballot drop-off boxes throughout the County to help voters meet the May 18 Primary Election deadline. Completed mail-in ballots and absentee ballots may be...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Montgomery County Releases Bridge Inspection Schedule

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County’s Roads and Bridges Department today released the upcoming inspection schedule for county-owned and maintained bridges. County crews will be conducting pre-inspection bridge work throughout the next y...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

6th Annual Montco Trail Challenge Kicks Off May 1 With New Water Trail and Interactive StoryWalk®

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their regularly scheduled meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners today announced the Montco Trail Challenge would return for its sixth year from May 1, 2021 to December 1, 2021. This annual family-f...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Announces Two Saturday Clinics

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations and announced the launch of two new Saturday clinics at Bethlehem Bap...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Montgomery County Invites Public to Participate in Cross County Trail East Feasibility Study Process

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NORRISTOWN, PA - The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in partnership with its consultant, NV5, has initiated work on studying the feasibility of the easternmost segment of Montgomery County’s Cross County Trail. This 6-mile-long segm...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Provide COVID-19 Permitted Event Update

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NORRISTOWN, PA – In accordance with updated state and federal COVID-19 mitigation guidelines, Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites (PTHS) have announced the following updates on permitted events within their facilities.
Issuance of...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Montgomery County Pauses Use of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Per federal and state directives the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today it will pause the use of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine at its vaccination clinics for the next two days.

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Montgomery County Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Open for Everyone Age 16 and Over

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for everyone age 16 and over. 
Registration is available online at http://vaccine.mo...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Montgomery County Releases New Quarterly Construction Report

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) and the Montgomery County Commerce Department announced today the creation of The Quarterly Construction Report, which inventories active construction projects th...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Pennypacker Mills Announces New “Greetings from Schwenksville” Exhibit

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Pennypacker Mills invites visitors to its new exhibit, “Greetings from Schwenksville,” running now through January 2022. The exhibit features images from the collection of Pennypacker Mills, showing Schwenksville and the surro...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

County Receives Largest Vaccine Delivery to Date, Announces Clinics in Pottstown and Lansdale

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations and announced two new clinics in Pottstown and Lansdale.
For this week only, the...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Pre-Registration for Phase 1B

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today that pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for people who qualify for Phase 1B.
Pre-registration can be accessed by visiting www.montcopa.org/COVID...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Events Start April 24

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County sponsored household hazardous waste collection events will begin on April 24, 2021. The events are by appointment only and pre-registration is requiredCOVID-19 CDC guidelines must be followe...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Weekly COVID-19 Update: Additional J&J Vaccine to Accelerate Phase 1A Vaccinations

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.
With increased supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccine expected, Montgomery Cou...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court Announces Accreditation

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas announced today its Drug Treatment Court has been accredited for adhering to a nationally recognized framework of best practices. After a rigorous process, the Pennsylvania Supreme Cour...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces April Events

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today two upcoming outdoor events for the spring season. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly walks. 
“Spring Beauties – the Wildflowers” Walk 
Saturday, A...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Montgomery County Asks Residents to Self-Identify When They Receive Vaccine

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.
Montgomery County's three existing mass vaccination clinics ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Southeast Pennsylvania Counties Issue Joint Statement on Regional PEMA Vaccine Site

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NORRISTOWN, PA – After meeting with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DoH) regarding plans to open a regional PEMA site to distribute the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, elected officials from the four-county region issued the following stat...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Montgomery County Announces COVID-19 Rent and Utility Relief Program

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their regularly scheduled meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced the return of a funding program to help renters and landlords impacted by COVID-19. The program comes as the CDC’s eviction moratori...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Pottstown Borough

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Pottstown Borough Authority today issued a Boil Water Advisory for the borough’s low pressure zone indicated in on the affected map.
A 20” main break in the vicinity of Manataway Street and E. High St...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Announces New Mass Vaccination Site in Willow Grove

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners announced a new mass vaccination site in Willow Grove, which will open on Friday, and provided an update on COVID-19 va...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Pottsgrove Manor Announces Spring Events

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POTTSTOWN, PA – Join us at Pottsgrove Manor for virtual and in-person colonial-themed events throughout the spring season. Iron Communities with Blaenavon Ironworks will be held virtually. Music in the Manor with Robert Mouland, and Pot...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Marks One Year of Coronavirus Pandemic

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During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners marked one year of battling the COVID-19 pandemic and provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Southeast Pennsylvania Counties Issue Statement on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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NORRISTOWN, PA – County commissioners, county council members, and state legislators representing Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties met for an hour on Sunday, March 7 with Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam and other Wolf A...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Montgomery County Declares "Code Blue" for March 4 - 6, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Weekly COVID-19 Update, Launches Mobile Vaccination Effort

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.

"I am happy to report that our two mass vaccination cli...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Montgomery County Declares "Code Blue" for March 1 - 2, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a r...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Vaccine Pre-Registration Now Available by Phone

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners in coordination with the Montgomery County Office of Senior Services announced that a volunteer servic...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Applications for MontcoStrong 2021 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program Open March 12

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced today that hospitality industry businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for up to $50,000 in grant funding through the MontcoStro...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Montgomery County “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extended to February 21, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Montgomery County Courts and Offices Closed February 18

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will be closed Thursday, February 18, 2021 due to inclement weather.
Because the Courthouse is closed, all in-person scheduled events will be re...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

County Announces Temporary Closure of First Dose Vaccine Clinics Due to Low Supply & Weather

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners announced that its first dose clinics will be closed on Thursday, February 18, and Friday, February 19 due to a combination of de...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant Grant Program Recipients Announced

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced today that a total of $6M has been awarded from the MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant Grant Program to 600 restaurants and food service businesses negat...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Montgomery County Declares "Code Blue" for February 16 - 18, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Montgomery County Declares "Code Blue" for February 10 - 15, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a r...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Montgomery County Announces COVID-19 Hotline

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners announced the launch of a COVID-19 hotline for general questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine, and provided updates on vaccine ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2021

Montgomery County Releases CARES Act Impact Report

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners in coordination with the Finance Office today released an update on the County’s allocation of $145 million in funds received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Montgomery County Declares "Code Blue" for February 5 - 8, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Montgomery County Officials Urge Patience as COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Continues

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners reiterated that COVID-19 vaccines are in extremely limited quantity and urged residents to have patience as the vaccine rollout ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Montgomery County Board of Elections Releases Mail-In Ballot Application Process for 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Elections released today upcoming deadlines and information for the 2021 election cycle, including the Unofficial List of Offices
“Any resident who wants to vote by mail will need...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to Build Green Resource Center in Norristown Farm Park

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will establish a new Green Resource Center in Montgomery County’s Norristown Farm Park. The PHS Green Resource Center at Farm Park will include amenities and services to benef...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Montgomery County Courts and Offices to Operate on Two-Hour Delay on February 2

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will be operate on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 due to inclement weather.
All in-person matters at the Courts will be pushed back two hou...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Montgomery County Extends "Cold Blue" Cold Weather Emergency to Thursday, February 4, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2021

Montgomery County Courts and Offices Closed February 1

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will be closed Monday, February 1, 2021 due to inclement weather.
Because the Courthouse is closed, all in-person scheduled events will be rescheduled for...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Montgomery County Extends "Cold Blue" Cold Weather Emergency to Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Montgomery County to Host Virtual Panel Discussions on the Black Family for Black History Month

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County’s Black History Month Committee invites the community to attend a four-week long virtual series of panel discussions for Black History Month. This year’s program will focus on the n...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Montgomery County Urges Patience as COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Continues

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners reiterated that COVID-19 vaccines are in extremely limited quantity and residents are urged to have patience as the vaccine rollout continues.&...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Statement of Montgomery County Commissioners on House Bill 55

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Chair and Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners, Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH and Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr. today issued the following joint statement against House Bill 55 in the Pennsylvania General Assem...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Montco Issues "Code Blue" Cold Weather Alert for January 28-31, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the Na...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2021

Montco Issues "Code Blue" Cold Weather Alert for January 24 - 25 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Ser...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Montco Issues "Code Blue" Cold Weather Alert for January 22 - 24 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Ser...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Montgomery County Preserves 10,000 Acres of Farmland

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NORRISTOWN, PA – During their regularly scheduled meeting, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners today announced the County has reached a historic milestone by preserving 10,000 acres of farmland. Over 30 years, the Montgomery Cou...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Montco Issues "Code Blue" Cold Weather Alert for January 20-21, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Ser...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Montgomery County Reports 2,233 New COVID-19 Cases and 19 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from January 13 to 19, 2021. Over the past week, 2,233 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, and 19 p...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Montgomery County Maintains Aaa Bond Rating

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today they received confirmation to the county’s coveted Aaa bond rating from Moody’s Investors Service for the third consecutive time. 
In its reasoning for why Montgomery Co...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Montgomery County Reports 2,725 New COVID-19 Cases and 52 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from January 6 to 12, 2021. Over the past week, 2,725 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 8-10, 2021

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the Na...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Montgomery County Launches First COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today announced plans to vaccinate qualifying healthcare staff at a public vaccination clinic hosted by Montgomery County Community College.
Due to the limited suppl...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Montgomery County Reports 2,489 New COVID-19 Cases and 26 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 30 to January 5, 2021. Over the past week, 2,489 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, a...
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2021 Press Releases

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Applications Now Open for MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant Grant Program

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners announced today that restaurants negatively impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for up to $10,000 in grant funding through the MontcoStrong 2021 Restaurant G...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Director of Public Safety Thomas M. Sullivan to Retire in January 2021

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Eagleville, PA – After completing nearly 19 years of service to Montgomery County, Thomas M. Sullivan, Director of the Department of Public Safety, will retire on January 5, 2021. During their December public meeting, the Montgomery County Commi...

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 2,357 New COVID-19 Cases and 34 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 23 to December 29, 2020. Over the past week, 2,357 additional people tested positive for coronavirus...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

Montco Issues "Code Blue" Cold Weather Alert for December 29, 2020

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of ...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2020

County Finishes Reconstruction of Ludwig Road Bridge in New Hanover Township

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Montgomery County’s Roads and Bridges team announced today that reconstruction is complete on Bridge 207 located on Ludwig Road over Schlegel Creek in New Hanover Township. During the past several months, work has been on-going in accordance with approved...

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Montgomery County Completes Lafayette Street Extension Project

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has completed the third and final phase of the Lafayette Street Extension Project, a major transportation project aimed at improving highway access and mobility into downtown Norristown and Plymouth Township. Th...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 2,609 New COVID-19 Cases and 27 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 16 to December 22, 2020. Over the past week, 2,609 additional people tested positive for coronavirus...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Montgomery County Correctional Facility Receives Fourth Accreditation for Healthcare Compliance

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Eagleville, Pa., has received its fourth accreditation certificate from the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC) for compliance with the NCCHS’s Standards fo...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Montgomery County Adopts 2021 Budget and Five-year Capital Improvement Plan

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners today approved the 2021 Budget and Five-year Capital Improvement Plan during their regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting held virtually. This budget continues the County&...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Montgomery County Announces Reopening of Butler Pike in Plymouth Meeting

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today that construction to repair sinkholes on Butler Pike (between Flourtown/Plymouth Roads and Germantown Pike) is complete, and the road will reopen to vehicular traffic on Friday,...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 3,077 New COVID-19 Cases and 47 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 9 to December 15, 2020. Over the past week, 3,077 additional people tested positive for coronavirus, ...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Montgomery County Prepares for Winter Storm

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Officials announced today they are ready for the forecasted December 16 winter storm. 
“I strongly encourage all Montgomery County residents to stay home during the winter storm and avoid travel unless absolutely...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for December 14 through December 19

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the Na...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Montgomery County Closing all Historic Site Buildings to the Public Effective Saturday, December 12

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Pursuant to Governor Wolf’s December 10 Protective Mitigation Efforts Order, Montgomery County is closing all historic site buildings to the public effective 12:01 am on Saturday, December 12th until the order’s expiration on January 4th, 2021. 

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Montgomery County Completes Transition to New Public Safety Radio System

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EAGLEVILLE, PA – On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, in coordination with hundreds of partner agencies and with funding and support from the County Commissioners, successfully completed a transition t...

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 3,427 New COVID-19 Cases and 18 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from December 2 to December 8, 2020. Over the past week, 3,427 additional people tested positive for coro...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Thirty-Nine Firefighters Graduate Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

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Thirty-Nine (39) volunteer firefighters from Montgomery County Fire Academy Class 2002 celebrated the completion of the Pennsylvania Entry Level Firefighter Training program with a virtual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 1,927 New COVID-19 Cases and 12 Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from November 25 to December 1, 2020. Over the past week, 1,927 additional individuals tested positive for coronavirus, and ...

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Montgomery County Permanently Preserves Three Farms

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County has added three more farms to its growing list of farms permanently preserved under the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. These farms include a 23-acre farm in Perkiomen Township...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Montgomery County Releases Proposed 2021 Budget and Capital Improvement Plan

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners have released the proposed 2021 Budget and Five-year Capital Improvement Plan. This budget continues the County’s commitment to invest in its workforce, infrastructure, and ...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Seven Outstanding Projects Receive 2020 Montgomery Awards

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NORRISTOWN, PA - Seven outstanding projects and their creators were honored today at a virtual Montgomery Awards celebration sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission. This annual program recognizes the best in planning and design, a...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 1,828 New COVID-19 Cases and Seven Deaths in Past Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths from November 11 to 17, 2020. An additional 1,828 individuals tested positive for coronavirus, and seven individual...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Montgomery County, PA Schools Ordered to Implement Virtual Instruction for Two Weeks

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NORRISTOWN, PA - The Montgomery County Board of Health voted today to require all Montgomery County public and private K-12 schools to move to virtual or remote learning between November 23 and December 6.
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Registration Open for 2020 Montgomery Awards Celebration

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NORRISTOWN, PA - The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and the Montgomery County Planning Commission announced today a public invitation to attend the 2020 Montgomery Awards. This celebration of excellence in planning and...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Board of Elections Provides Notice of Hearing for Challenges to Provisional Ballots

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NORRISTOWN, PA - The Montgomery County Board of Elections announced today a hearing to consider all challenges to Provisional Ballots cast in the November 3, 2020, General Election. Poll Watchers challenged 4,223 Provisional Ballots cast...
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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 1,093 New COVID-19 Cases and Seven Deaths Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County Reports 1,093 New COVID-19 Cases and Seven Deaths Over Seven Days. A Total Number of 15,307 Cases and 847 Deaths Were Reported. Limited COVID-19 Testing Available on Veterans Day, Updated Testing Schedule Starting Nov. 12

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 782 New COVID-19 Cases and Two Deaths Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County Reports 782 New COVID-19 Cases and Two Deaths Over Seven Days. A Total Number of 14,221 Cases and 840 Deaths Were Reported.
Expanded Testing Site Hours Available at Some Locations Effective November 4

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Montgomery County Board of Elections Announces Election Day 2020 Reporting Process

The Montgomery County Board of Elections released today its reporting process for Election Day 2020. This includes procedures for vote counting, reporting, and anticipated timelines in advance of Election Day.

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 518 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County Reports 518 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Over Seven Days. A Total Number of 13,442 Cases and 838 Deaths Were Reported.

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 339 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Over Seven Days

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A Total Number of 12,934 Cases and 837 Deaths Were Reported.

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for 11 Municipalities in Norristown Water System

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Includes all PA American Water customers in its Norristown system: the boroughs of Norristown and Bridgeport and portions of West Norriton, East Norriton, Upper Merion, Plymouth, Lower Providence, Whitpain, Worcester, Whitemarsh, and Perkiomen townships.

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Boil Water Advisory Issued for PA American Water Customers in 11 Montgomery County Municipalities

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This notice applies to all PAW customers in the boroughs of Norristown and Bridgeport and portions of West Norriton, East Norriton, Upper Merion, and Plymouth, Lower Providence, Whitpain, Worcester, Whitemarsh, and Perkiomen townships.

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Montco Cares Program to Provide $12M in Financial Assistance to Childcare Centers and Families

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Montgomery County childcare facilities suffering disruption due to low enrollment and parents struggling to pay for childcare due to loss of income resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic will soon get financial help.

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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Montco Reports 276 New COVID-19 Cases and Four Deaths Over Seven Day Period

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Montgomery County Reports 276 New COVID-19 Cases and Four Deaths Over Seven Days. A Total Number of 12,271 Cases and 836 Deaths Were Reported

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Montco Announces 11 Secure Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations for November 3 General Election

Completed mail-in ballots and absentee ballots may be dropped off starting Saturday, October 3. Ballots placed in the secure ballot boxes will be delivered daily to Voter Services, and date stamped when they are received.

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Montco Commerce and HHS Partners with Chamber Alliance for Small Business PPE Kit Distribution

As part of Montgomery County’s response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Board of Commissioners has approved the purchase of 12,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to be distributed to small businesses throughout the County.

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Montco Announces 2020 - 2021 Flu Clinics Schedule

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Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) will be holding drive-thru flu clinics and weekly walk-up flu clinics in October. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Telenavicate Services Are Now Available!

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TELENAVICATE SERVICES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

 

Our Office of Community Connections is making sure that residents continue to get access to all needed local, county, and state resources and services during the COVID-19 pandemic through our Navicates who...

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Montco Reports 266 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death for Seven Day Period

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Montgomery County Reports 266 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Over Seven Days. A Total Number of 11,750 Cases and 831 Deaths Were Reported.

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 287 New COVID-19 Cases and Two Deaths Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County Reports 287 New COVID-19 Cases and Two Deaths Over Seven Days. A Total Number of 11,501 Cases and 830 Deaths Were Reported

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Mosquito Spraying for West Nile Virus Planned for September 15 and 17 in Lower Moreland Township

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The spray events will occur, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 15, and Thursday, September 17, 2020, from approximately 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. All areas within the highlighted sections of the attached map will be subjected to the spray.

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 347 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County Reports 347 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Over Seven Days. A Total Number of 11,233 Cases and 828 Deaths Were Reported.

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Montco Commissioners Arkoosh & Lawrence Join Effort to Restore Oct 31 Census 2020 Response Deadline

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The constitutionally required count of everyone living in the U.S. had been extended to Oct. 31, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, the Census Bureau announced in August that it would move up the deadline and end the count on September 30.

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Your Way Home Emergency Rent & Utility Coalition Will Assist Montco Households Affected by COVID-19

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Your Way Home Emergency Rent & Utility Coalition Will Assist Montgomery County Households Affected by COVID-19. Applications open on September 8, 2020

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Montco Reports 294 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Over Seven Day Period

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Montgomery County Reports 294 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Over Seven Days - A Total Number of 10,893 Cases and 827 Deaths Were Reported

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 295 New COVID-19 Cases and Two Deaths Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County Reports 295 New COVID-19 Cases and Two Deaths Over Seven Days - A Total Number of 10,605 Cases and 826 Deaths Were Reported

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Area of Norristown to Be Sprayed After Mosquito Samples Test Positive for West Nile Virus

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The spray event will occur, weather permitting on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, from approximately 8:30 p.m., to 10:30 p.m. All areas within the highlighted sections of the attached map will be subjected to the spray.

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 298 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths for the seven day period from August 12 to August 18, 2020.

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 275 New COVID-19 Cases and Three Deaths Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths for the seven day period from August 5 to August 11, 2020. Two hundred seventy-five

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Montgomery County Initiates Montco Pikes: A Vision Plan for Six County Corridors

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Montgomery County owns 75 miles of roadways throughout the County. Many of them date back to colonial times and had begun as private turnpikes. As part of the new Montco Pikes project, the County will be taking a closer look at six main corridors

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 276 New COVID-19 Cases and Two Deaths Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths for the seven days July 29 to August 4, 2020.

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Montgomery County Establishes Pretrial Services Unit to Implement Bail Reform

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The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas announced the establishment of a Pretrial Services Unit, a significant component of the criminal justice bail reform movement.

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 383 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths for the seven days July 22 to July 28, 2020. Three hundred eighty-three

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Pennsylvania CareerLink® Montgomery County Will Move to a Newly Renovated Location In Norristown

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The Pennsylvania CareerLink® Montgomery County, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, is relocating from 1855 New Hope Street, Norristown, PA to a newly renovated location within the Human Services Center (HSC) at 1430 DeKalb Street

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 297 New COVID-19 Cases and Six Deaths Over Seven Days

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths for the seven days July 15 to July 21, 2020. Two hundred ninety-seven

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

RESTART Montco—New County Initiative Focuses on Planning to Help with Recovery from COVID-19

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RESTART Montco, developed by the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), looks at how planning can help our communities recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns due to restrictions and adjust to current reopening guidance.

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

“Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning Starting July 19

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The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have issued a Code Red Hot Weather Health Warning based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

Montgomery County Releases Guidance for Reopening Pre-K to 12 Schools for Fall 2020

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Montgomery County 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

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Montco Reports 227 New COVID-19 Cases and 11 Deaths Over Seven Days

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Montco officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 227 additional individuals tested positive for coronavirus, and 11 individuals died of COVID-19 for the seven-day period July 8 to July 14, 2020.

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

UPDATED COVID-19 Testing Site Information

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- The Montgomery County #COVID-19 testing sites are by appointment only, do not require a vehicle, and are self-administered tests. Testing is available for all ages except infants. *Due to high demand, testing is available to only those who live or work ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Montco HHS Office of Children & Youth and Juvenile Probation to Hold Budget Hearing on Aug. 5

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The Montgomery County HHS Office of Children &Youth and the Juvenile Probation Office will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. to obtain input for the 2021-2022 Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget.

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

IMPORTANT COVID-19 TESTING SITE UPDATES

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UPDATED **IMPORTANT  COVID-19 TESTING SITE UPDATES!**

The Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites are by appointment only and do not require a vehicle. Individuals who want or need to be tested can register on the intended day of the appointment ...

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2020 Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Montgomery County Health and Human Services Partners with Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

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The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to provide Rent Relief Program (RRP) payments of up to $750 per month in rental assistance to low and moderate-income renters

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Montgomery County Announces Six COVID-19 Testing Site Locations

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Montgomery County officials announced the opening of six COVID-19 walk-up testing sites located throughout the County starting on Monday, July 6. Testing is open for anyone who needs or wants to be tested.

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 29 New COVID-19 Cases and Two Deaths A Total Number of 8,348 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 29 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and two who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 8,348 cases and 799 deaths.

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 117 New COVID-19 Cases and Six Deaths Over Three-Day Period

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths for the three-day period June 27 to June 29. One hundred seventeen (June 27: 66, June 28: 22, June 29: 29)

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 54 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death A Total Number of 8,207 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 54 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and one who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 8,207 cases and 791 deaths.

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 38 New COVID-19 Cases and Five Deaths A Total Number of 8,105 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 38 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and five who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 8,105 cases and 790 deaths.

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 27 New COVID-19 Cases and Four Deaths A Total Number of 8,067 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 27 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and four who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 8,067 cases and 785 deaths.

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 28 New COVID-19 Cases and No Deaths

Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 28 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and none who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 7,892 cases and 778 deaths.

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Montgomery County Declares Juneteenth An Official Holiday All County Offices and Facilities

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Montgomery County offices and facilities will be closed to the public on Friday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States.

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 74 New COVID-19 Cases and Three Deaths A Total Number of 7,756 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 74 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and three individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 7,756 cases and 768 deaths.

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

“Talk. They Hear You®.” Campaign Encourages Parents to Have Conversations with Children

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The Montgomery County Department of Human Services’ Office of Drug and Alcohol, Family Services of Montgomery County, prevention-focused coalitions, and school districts throughout Montgomery County are collaborating to educate parents and caregivers

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 51 New COVID-19 Cases and 22 Deaths A Total Number of 7,637 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 51 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and 221 individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 7,637 cases and 762 deaths.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Announces Survey Regarding Telehealth

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The Montgomery County Office of Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol is asking individuals who received behavioral health services and their families to share their feedback and experiences with using telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 74 New COVID-19 Cases and 15 Deaths, Expands Testing Criteria

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 74 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and 15 individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 7,589 cases and 740 deaths.

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Fifteen Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

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The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that fifteen projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants continue an exciting program aimed at implementing the county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 64 New COVID-19 Cases and Four Deaths A Total Number of 7,285 Cases and 7

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 64 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and four individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 7,285 cases and 706 deaths.

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Montco Reports 172 New COVID-19 Cases and 16 Deaths Over Three-Day Period

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported COVID-19 test results and deaths for the three-day period of May 30 to June 1.

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Montco Expands Election Day Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations for Primary Election on June 2

Montgomery County is expanding the number of secure ballot drop-off boxes to help voters meet the 8 p.m. deadline for the June 2 Primary Election, adding five sites across the County, taking the total in the area to 10.

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 121 New COVID-19 Cases and 15 Deaths A Total Number of 6,432 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 121 additional individuals who tested positive for coronavirus and 15 individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 6,432 cases and 581 deaths.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Montgomery County Announces Five Secure Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations for June 2 Primary Election

Montgomery County officials announced that five secure ballot drop-off boxes have been installed throughout the County to help voters meet the deadline for the June 2 Primary Election. Completed mail-in ballots and absentee ballots may be dropped off

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Montgomery County Announces Consolidated Polling Places for June 2 Primary Election

Montgomery County officials announced the consolidation of its 352 polling locations for the June 2 primary election in response to poll worker and voter safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 149 New COVID-19 Cases and Eight Deaths A Total Number of 5,790 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 149 additional individuals who tested positive and eight individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 5,790 cases and 4741 deaths. Forty-nine of the

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Posted on: May 16, 2020

Montgomery County Re-opens West Valley Green Bridge in Whitemarsh Township

Montgomery County officials announced today that interim safety repairs on the West Valley Green Bridge over the Wissahickon Creek in Whitemarsh Township were completed on May 14, 2020.

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Posted on: May 9, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 73 New COVID-19 Cases and Nine Deaths A Total Number of 5,010 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 73 additional individuals who tested positive and nine individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 5,010 cases and 414 deaths.

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Program Issues Additional $5 Million in Grant Funds

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Montgomery County officials announced today that an additional $5 million in economic development funds would be made available to provide grants to eligible small businesses for the second round of the MontcoStrong Small Business Grant Program.

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 76 New COVID-19 Cases and 13 Deaths A Total Number of 4,385 Cases and 306

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 76 additional individuals who tested positive and 13 individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 4,385 cases and 306 deaths.

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Partners With Pennsylvania Harm Reduction

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The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Offices of Drug & Alcohol and Public Health has partnered with the Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition to provide Montgomery County residents access to naloxone during the...

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Posted on: April 26, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 129 New COVID-19 Cases and 13 Deaths A Total Number of 3600 Cases and 207

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 129 additional individuals who tested positive and 13 individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 3600 cases and 207 deaths.

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Posted on: April 25, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 93 New COVID-19 Cases and Five Deaths A Total Number of 3474 Cases and 194

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 93 additional individuals who tested positive and five individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 3474 cases and 194 deaths.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

MontcoPA COVID-19 Response Fund Awards $212K to Nonprofits for Relief Efforts

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Montgomery County officials in partnership with local donors today are announcing that $212,000 has been awarded to 63 nonprofit organizations through the MontCoPA COVID-19 Response Fund.

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Posted on: April 19, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 116 New COVID-19 Cases and Eight Deaths

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 116 additional individuals who tested positive and eight individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 2739 cases and 155 deaths.

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Posted on: April 18, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 201 New COVID-19 Cases and 12 Deaths A Total Number of 2623 Cases and 147

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 201 additional individuals who tested positive and 12 individuals who died of COVID-19 bringing the countywide total to 2623 cases and 147 deaths.

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

New Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site to Open in Montgomery County

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On Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10am, a new drive-through Testing location will open on the Central Campus of the Montgomery County Community College in Whitpain Township. The site will provide self swab COVID-19 testing, by appointment only.

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Montgomery County Partners with Real Time Medical Systems to Detect Nursing Facility COVID-19 Cases

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Montgomery County, PA, has teamed up with Real Time Medical Systems to provide 24/7 electronic Infectious Disease Surveillance of nursing facilities in the county, who have volunteered to share their data. The cloud-based software pulls data

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Posted on: April 11, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 120 New COVID-19 Cases Including Six Deaths A Total Number of 1815 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 120 additional individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 1815 cases and 68 deaths.

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 101 New COVID-19 Cases Including Four Deaths A Total Number of 989 Cases H

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 101 additional individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 989 cases.

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Posted on: April 4, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 110 New COVID-19 Cases Including Three Deaths A Total Number of 888 Cases

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 110 additional individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 888 cases.

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Montgomery County Reports 27 New COVID-19 Cases Total Number of Cases are 431

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported 27 additional individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 431 cases.

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Posted on: March 28, 2020

Fifth Coronavirus Death Reported in Montgomery County 33 New Cases Reported, Total Cases is 404

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Montgomery County officials today reported the fifth death from COVID-19. The 61-year-old female, who resided in the Municipality of Norristown, died on March 27, 2020.

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Montgomery County and Local Partners Announce COVID-19 Response Fund to Support Local Relief Efforts

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Montgomery County officials in partnership with local donors announced today the launch of the MontcoPA COVID-19 Response Fund to support local relief efforts in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Financial contributions will exclusively assist community

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

First Coronavirus Death Reported in Montgomery County 33 New Cases Reported, Total Cases is 110

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Montgomery County officials today reported the first death from COVID-19. The 72-year-old male, who resided in Abington Township and had been hospitalized for several days, died on March 21, 2020.

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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Nine More COVID-19 Cases Reported in Montgomery County

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported nine additional individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 77 cases.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

PA CareerLink® Montgomery County Closed In Response to COVID-19 Concerns

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Due to the COVID-19 recommended response protocol of social distancing, PA CareerLink® Montgomery County, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, will be closed to the public with plans to reopen Monday, March 30.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Four More Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported in Montgomery County Total Number of Montgome

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Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) today reported four additional individuals diagnosed presumptive positive with COVID-19, bringing the countywide total to 24 cases.

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Posted on: March 8, 2020

Montco Announces Two Additional Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases

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Norristown, PA (March 8, 2020) – Montgomery County officials announced two additional presumptive positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Montgomery County today. There are now a total number of four COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: March 8, 2020

Montco Issues Emergency Declaration and Update on Two Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases

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Norristown, PA (March 8, 2020) – Montgomery County officials and the Office of Public Health (OPH) provided an update on the two presumptive positive cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency.

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Posted on: March 7, 2020

Montco Commerce Cancels Manu-Fest Due to Coronavirus Concerns

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Norristown, PA (February 7, 2020) – The Montgomery County Commerce Department has determined that in light of events that are rapidly evolving related to COVID-19, Manu-Fest and More 2020 will not go ahead as planned on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Montco Health and Human Services To Host Town Hall Meetings on Draft Strategic Plan

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The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will host six Town Hall Meetings facilitated by Public Consulting Group (PCG) to present the draft Health and Human Services Strategic Plan and gather feedback.

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Cash Bail Reform Statement from Montgomery County

We have received questions from individuals and organizations regarding Montgomery County's commitment to cash bail reform and to the Public Defender's office.

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Commerce Department Launches New Montco Site Select Initiative

The Montgomery County Commerce Department is proud to announce the launch of Montco Site Select, a new initiative to help businesses looking for locations connect with those that have available buildings and land for sale or lease in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

Montco Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for February 27 through March 1

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The “Code Blue” Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 9 p.m. and ending on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at 9 a.m. During this time, either the temperature or the wind chill is expected to be

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Montgomery County Announces New Leadership at Public Defender's Office

Effective immediately, the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office will be led by Carol Sweeney and Greg Nester, who will serve as co-chief deputy public defenders going forward.

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Montgomery County Celebrates Accomplishments of African-Americans During Black History Program

Montgomery County residents are invited to attend the annual Black History Program hosted by the Montgomery County Black History Month Committee on Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 from 10 am - 2 pm at the Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb Street, Norristown.

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

Montco Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for February 20 through February 22

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The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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Posted on: February 18, 2020

ManuFest & More 2020 - Explore Careers with Area Manufacturers and Trades

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Students, parents and educators from across Bucks and Montgomery counties will gather at ManuFest and More 2020 on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 to learn about in-demand employment sectors for the next workforce generation in manufacturing and trades.

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Montgomery County Coronavirus Preparations and Activities

The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is working closely with the Philadelphia and state Departments of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor developments surrounding the respiratory outbreak first detected in

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Montco Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to January 23, 2020

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The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, are extending the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency issued last week for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

Census Hiring Event in Norristown on Jan. 23 - Positions pay up to $27 per hour

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Looking for part-time work with flexible hours and a way to help your community? The Norristown Area Census Office will conduct a recruitment event on January 23, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Montgomery County OIC, 1101 Arch Street, Norristown, PA

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Montco Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 16, 2020

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The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Montco HHS Announces Grand Opening of Montco Recovery Community Center

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The open house will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 601 DeKalb St., Suite 1, Norristown, PA 19401, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony taking place at 1:30 p.m.

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Montco Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 8, 2020

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The “Code Blue” Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 4 p.m. and ending on Friday, January 10, 2020, at 8 a.m.

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Montco Commissioners, Row Officers Sworn In

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The three Montgomery County Commissioners and Row Officers were sworn in on January 6, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., with President Judge Thomas M. DelRiccci presiding. The ceremony took place at the Kaleidoscope Theatre at Ursinus College in Collegeville.

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