Student Immunizations Still Required for Virtual Schooling

Despite schools operating on a virtual basis, students are still required to meet the state’s immunization requirements, according to the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. “If students are not in compliance with immunization requirements, they can be excluded from school beginning Sept. 20,” the department said.

Three Silver Spring Streets Added to Shared Streets Program

Three more Silver Spring streets have been designated as Shared Streets beginning today, Aug. 28 under the county Department of Transportation’s Temporary Neighborhood Greenways program. Shared Streets are intended to make designated roads friendlier to walkers, bicyclists and other non-vehicle users. The concept limits vehicular traffic to local traffic only, providing access to residents, service providers and deliveries as needed.

Liquor License Hearing Set for New Lounge on Bonifant Street

The county’s Board of License Commissioners will hold a hearing on a liquor license application for a new bar/restaurant in the former location of Pennyworth Thrift Shop at 949 Bonifant St. The applicant, Kaleb Tadele, has applied for a “Class B, Beer, Wine, and Liquor License, On Sale Only” license. The license permits alcohol sales from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. the next day, each day including Sunday, and on Friday and Saturday to 3 a.m.

Spice Street Restaurant Hiring, Planning Early October Opening

Spice Street, a restaurant promising “innovative Indian cuisine,” has begun hiring in anticipation of opening in the first half of October, according to owner Navjot Singh. The restaurant will focus on a smaller staff to start, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, but Singh expects the number will grow later. The full menu is still under development, he said.

Council Approves Order Loosening Some COVID-19 Restrictions

The County Council yesterday approved a revised executive order from County Executive Marc Elrich that loosens some restrictions imposed on activities to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The council, sitting as the Board of Health, then adopted Executive Order No. 098-20, COVID-19 Local Order – Amending and Restating Order dated August 5, 2020, as a Board of Health regulation.

Easterseals Announces New Director of Cohen Clinic in Silver Spring

Easterseals DC MD VA has promoted Silver Spring resident Dr. Anneke Vandenbroek, Ph.D., ABPP to director of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals. Vandenbroek was the deputy director of the clinic, which is one of country’s 16 Cohen Veterans Network mental health clinics. The clinics provide veteran and military families with behavioral health services.