Recognizing Two Years of COVID-19 Response Efforts

Montgomery County to Recognize Two-Years of COVID-19 Response Efforts Throughout the Month of March

During the month of March, as Montgomery County marks two years of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the County will highlight the sacrifices, dedication, and efforts of individuals and partners in the community as we continue to move forward.  
“Throughout March, we will take time to remember the hundreds of Montgomery County residents who have died from COVID-19 and reflect on the challenges we, as a community, have faced these last two years,” said Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich. “I want to thank the many individuals and organizations who have worked extremely hard to provide resources and keep Montgomery County residents safe as we have fought this pandemic. Due to the incredible work of our government employees, volunteers, residents, and partners, Montgomery County has one of the highest vaccination rates and lowest case rates of large jurisdictions across the country. Most importantly, we are saving lives as our County’s death rate from COVID-19 is nearly 1/3 lower than the national average. We will continue to use what we have learned over the last two years in our ongoing response, monitoring the situation every day and continuing to do everything we can to reduce risk, including encouraging vaccinations and getting boosted.”  
On March 5, 2020, the first three cases of COVID-19 in the State of Maryland were identified in Montgomery County. As the fight against the virus continues, the County will take time to remember those who have died from COVID-19 and recognize the many residents and organizations who helped save lives over the last two years. While the response to the pandemic is not over, this monthlong event reflects on where things stand today as we look back on these last two years and thank those who have helped get to where we are now. Each week, during the remembrance, will focus on a different theme, including: