Montgomery County

Most want county to institute COVID-19 restrictions if cases continue to rise

Montgomery County Residents want more restrictions if COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

MoCo Local conducted a poll via Instagram and Twitter asking if residents think Montgomery County should institute restrictions again if COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the County.

Many residents expressed concerns for indoor dining and bar activity:

Samantha Jones on Twitter

Others expressed concerns that residents were not properly self-isolating, following physical distance guidelines, and not wearing masks properly or at all.

Alexis Miller on Twitter

Others expressed concerns about reinstating limitations. Some argue that residents can’t afford to lose work again. Maryland’s unemployment insurance fiasco is still ongoing, even though the Governor insists that the problems were fixed. Further, the extra $600 unemployment benefits that were included in the first CARES Act have expired and it looks like Congress is willing to cut additional unemployment benefits in additional COVID-19 aid packages.

Some business owners expressed concerns that they will not be able to survive another shutdown

Multiple responses on Instagram stated that State-level leadership is needed and expressed frustration with the governor’s lack of leadership in recent weeks, as well as the inaction of the Maryland General Assembly to hold a special session.

By Vito Anastasia

Vito is a Business Intelligence Analyst with a love for civics. He is an active advocate and activist, especially in the LGBTQ community. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his dog and cat.