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Posted on: May 20, 2022

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

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

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Montgomery County Announces New Location for Willow Grove COVID-19 Vaccination Site

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today a new location for its Willow Grove COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Starting Monday, March 28 the Willow Grove vaccination clinic will be located within the County’...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

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

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it will update its school and public masking recommendations to align with new CDC guidance for COVID-19 given the County’s high vaccination rates. Updated guidance do...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Montgomery County Announces New COVID-19 Testing Site in Lansdale

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

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Montgomery County Announces First Flu-related Deaths

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

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

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials today joined with area hospital leadership to provide an update on the current COVID-19 surge. The County is experiencing a strain on its hospital systems due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant.
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Commissioner Val Arkoosh Tests Positive for COVID-19

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Today, Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners, announced she has tested positive for COVID-19. Commissioner Arkoosh has released the following statement:
“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19 usin...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2021

First Case of Omicron Variant Detected in a Montgomery County Resident

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County office of Public Health (OPH) announced today that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in a Montgomery County resident. This person is in their 20s and resides in Whitpain Township. OP...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2021

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

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is now scheduling appointments for children ages 5-11 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine following FDA and CDC recommendation.
Children ages 5-11 have been authorized to r...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

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

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health is now scheduling booster shots for the Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccines following FDA and CDC approval for people who meet the eligibility c...
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2021 Press Releases
Posted on: 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 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: 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 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 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 immunizations. The Cou...
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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 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: June 16, 2021

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

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

This tempora...

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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 trail-bas...
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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 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: 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 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 remain on track wit...
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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

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 vaccine oper...
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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 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 clinics remai...

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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 service...
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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 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 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 continues....
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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 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 people died...
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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, and 52 peo...
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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