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COVID-19 Closures/Cancellations in Montgomery County

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 13, 2020

Montgomery County is working to help protect the health and safety of our residents, employees, program participants, and patrons. While schools and public facilities will be closed, Montgomery County offices remain open for business and operations are continuing. However, everyone should expect changes to public services.

The following closures and cancellations are in effect:

  • Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) – Closed March 16 – March 27
    • Community Use of MCPS Facilities:
      • Indoor community use of MCPS facilities - closed March 14 - March 31. All SAT testing scheduled for middle and high schools will continue as scheduled. 
      • All outdoor community use of MCPS facilities - closed March 16 - March 31.
      • Childcare use of MCPS facilities - Decision to open or close will be made by the individual childcare providers.
  • Libraries – Closed March 16 – March 27.
  • Senior Centers - closed until further notice.
  • Recreation Centers and Aquatic Centers – Closed March 16 - March 27.
  • Montgomery Parks - March 16 - March 31.
  • County Buildings – Public activities cancelled March 14 – 31.

Effective immediately, Montgomery County will be following the state’s guidelines of a limit of no more than 250 people for public gatherings.  To help further slow the spread of the virus, we encourage the public to:

  • Avoid non-essential travel.
  • Stay away from others when you are sick.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid crowded areas or places where you might interact with people who are sick.
  • Keep distance between yourself and other people.

We encourage residents to visit Montgomery County Health and Human Services (See FAQ tab) for the most up-to-date information about coronavirus, including what to do if you are experiencing symptoms.

Updates will be made on the County’s website at: and on Facebook and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.

Media Contact: Julie Parker,

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Release ID: 20-083
Media Contact: Julie Parker