Today is Wednesday, June 16, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Weekly County COVID-19 Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich, County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles and Emergency Management Director Dr. Earl Stoddard will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD), County Cable Montgomery and on the county’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. This week, Chief Equity Officer Tiffany Ward will also join.

2. Vaccine Clinic for MCPS Students: From 12-7 p.m., the county will hold a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville for students ages 12 and older. Make an appointment here.

3. Drive-Thru Food Distribution: From 1-3 p.m., residents can go to South Lake Elementary School in Gaithersburg for a free drive-thru food distribution.

4. Virtual Conversation About Opioid Crisis: From 6-7:30 p.m., residents are invited to an online conversation about the opioid crisis and harm reduction services in the county. The event is free and no registration is needed. Join on Teams Live or watch live on County Cable Montgomery and the county’s Facebook page.

5. Senior Planet Montgomery: Senior Planet Montgomery continues to offer free Zoom classes to senior residents. Today’s classes include “eBay & PayPal” and “Smartphone Photography.”

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.