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Posted on: September 24, 2021

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

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it is now scheduling booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine following FDA and CDC approval. People who are at highest risk for COVID-19 can no...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Montgomery County and FEMA Announce Location of Disaster Recovery Center

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the opening of a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) that will provide information, assistance, and help for Montgomery County residents and busines...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Montgomery County Office of Public Health to Participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (OPH) is participating in Child Passenger Safety Week during the week of September 19-25, 2021. Child Passenger Safety Week is a campa...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Montco Emergency Disaster Relief Fund Launches with $10,000 Anonymous Donation

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners are pleased to announce the creation of the Montco Emergency Disaster Relief Fund hosted by the Montgomery County Foundation, Inc. All donations to this fund will support non-profit agencies s...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Montco Public Defender's Office to Hold Job and Resource Fairs, Distribute Food

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of the Public Defender will host two job and resource fairs and distribute food in Norristown and Pottstown.
The events, in partnership with the Greater Norristown Branch of the NAACP, the YWCA, the Mo...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Montgomery County Hosting Walk-up Hiring Open House for 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety and the Montgomery County Department of Human Resources are inviting interested candidates for the role of 9-1-1 Telecommunicator to a walk-up hiring open house this Satu...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2021

Montgomery County Commissioners Release Statements on Major Disaster Declaration

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Following FEMA’s announcement of a Major Disaster Declaration for the remnants of Hurricane Ida in Montgomery County, Commissioners Arkoosh and Lawrence released the following statements: 
“A...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Montgomery County Breaks Ground on Chester Valley Trail Extension

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners joined with other local officials today to break ground on the Chester Valley Trail Extension, a planned 3.8-mile extension of the Chester Valley Trail. When complete, the ex...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Montco Announces Court Order to Prevent Evictions, Distributes $25M to Stabilize Rental Households

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NORRISTOWN, PA – As the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread, and with the most recent federal eviction moratorium rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court, Montgomery County is taking important steps to protect renters that have been ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

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

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Annual Free Potassium Iodide Distribution on September 9 and 16, 2021. The OPH will provide free Potassium ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Updated Details for Multi-Agency Resource Center

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NORRISTOWN, PA – This week, Montgomery County will operate a Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) for residents affected by Hurricane Ida. The MARC will be open on Wednesday, September 8 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. and on Thu...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Halloween-Themed Events Coming to Pennypacker Mills This Fall

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Montgomery County residents and visitors are invited to experience two Halloween-themed events at Pennypacker Mills this fall.
Montgomery County recommends that masks be worn outdoors by all individuals at County parks and his...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2021

Montgomery County Announces Location of Multi-Agency Resource Center for Hurricane Ida Recovery

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials have released updated information on the County’s response to the remnants of Hurricane Ida, including the location of its Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) launching next week. Residents ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Update on Hurricane Ida for September 3

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials have released updated information on the County’s response to the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Residents can opt-in to receive updates by texting MontcoIda to 888-777.
The death toll from the storm remain...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

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

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners in consultation with the Office of Public Health (OPH) today announced that starting Monday, September 6, 2021, masking is now recommended outdoors in certain situations for the genera...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Montgomery County Releases Information on Deaths Related to Hurricane Ida

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office is investigating three separate deaths related to the severe storm that struck the region the evening of September 1, 2021.
A multi-agency investigation is ongoing, and the Coroner’s Office i...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Montgomery County Provides Update on Hurricane Ida

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials have released updated information on the County’s response to the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Even though the storm has moved out of the area, many sections of the County are still underwater or severely damaged...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Montgomery County Courts and Offices Closed September 2

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will be closed Thursday, September 2, 2021 due to ongoing cleanup efforts related to damage and flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

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

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) has announced the mosquito adulticiding (spraying) planned for tonight has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 2, 2021 due to weather.
The spraying will be done where sampling has sho...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2021

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

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

Montgomery County Prepares for Significant Flooding

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Eagleville, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is preparing for a potentially significant flooding event today and tonight, brought on by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Ida is now a tropical depression, moving slowly towards the mid-At...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces Fall Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Green Lane Park announced upcoming outdoor events slated for fall. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
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Saturday, September 18, 10 a.m.
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

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

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Abington Township officials, will be adulticiding (spr...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning for August 26 - 27, 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: August 25, 2021

Mosquito Spraying for Abington Township on 8/25 Rescheduled to 8/31

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Abington Township officials, will be adultic...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Mosquito Spraying for West Nile Virus Planned for Abington Township on August 25

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Abington Township officials, will be adultic...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mosquito Spraying for West Nile Virus Planned for Norristown Municipality on August 24

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health (OPH), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Norristown Municipality officials, will be adulticidin...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

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

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

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Montgomery County Hosting Walk-up Hiring Event for Correctional Officers on Saturday, August 21

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the Montgomery County Department of Human Resources are inviting interested candidates for the role of correctional officer to a walk-up hiring event this Saturday, August ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2021

Montco to Hold NARCAN Drive-Through Distribution Event on August 31 in Norristown

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Overdose Task Force Working Group will host a free NARCAN® drive-through distribution event in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, on August 31. The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2021

The Craft Marketplace Celebrates its 10th Anniversary at Pennypacker Mills

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Craft Marketplace, where over 90 carefully selected artisans will sell unique handcrafted items, returns to historic Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, September 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is hosted by...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Pottsgrove Manor Highlights Autumn Events

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POTTSGROVE, PA — Montco residents and visitors are invited to join Pottsgrove Manor this September and October for programs that celebrate Potts family and local history. Visit Pottsgrove Manor’s Facebook page Fridays...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Montgomery County Recommends Masking Indoors

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners in consultation with the Office of Public Health (OPH) today announced that starting Monday, August 16, 2021, masking is now recommended indoors for the general public.

Today marks two weeks that Montgom...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Pennsylvania CareerLink® Montgomery County Celebrates Grand Reopening of its Norristown Location

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Pennsylvania CareerLink® Montgomery County, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, celebrated its grand reopening today during a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Department of Labor and Industry...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Montgomery County Issues “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning for August 11 - 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 for...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2021

New Campaign Takes a Shot at Raising Vaccination Rates Among Younger Montco Residents

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NORRISTOWN, PA – According to recent vaccination data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, approximately 63% of Montgomery County residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination – but that number decreases significant...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

Montgomery County Offers COVID-19 Vaccine at Upcoming National Night Out Events

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WHAT: Montgomery County Department of Public Safety will offer the COVID-19 vaccine at upcoming National Night Out events held throughout the County. In partnership with area townships and municipalities, the County will offer the Johnson and Johnson one-s...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2021

County Offers Back to School Immunizations at Reopened Health Centers and COVID-19 clinics

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NORRISTOWN, PA – As the back to school season begins, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) wants to let parents and guardians know they now have more location options when scheduling their children for school-required immunization...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Montgomery County Discloses Public Health Information Release

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) today disclosed that as part of a Right to Know request, unredacted Personal Health Information (PHI) related to COVID cases and exposure in Montgomery County schools was released. This ...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Montgomery County Now Hiring Correctional Officers

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The Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the Montgomery County Department of Human Resources announced they are seeking qualified applicants for the role of correctional officer. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, August 6 for...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

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

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Following updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) has revised its 2021-22 school guidance for COVID-19 mitigation. The County now recommends un...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Montgomery County Commissioners Cut Ribbon on One Montgomery Plaza, Norristown’s Tallest Building

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today cut the ribbon on the One Montgomery Plaza in Norristown to mark the completion of the exterior reskin project. Norristown’s tallest building now boasts a modern façade, updated safety an...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2021

Green Lane Park Announces August Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Green Lane Park announced today three upcoming outdoor events in August. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Save the Bees, Please!
Saturday, August 7 at 10 a.m.
Join us for a specia...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Montgomery County Department of Public Safety Releases 2020 Annual Report

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EAGLEVILLE, PA – Today, the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety published and released its 2020 Annual Report. The document is intended to provide partner agencies and community members with the opportunity to learn about the Department’s work a...

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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

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

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