NORRISTOWN, PA – During their virtual COVID-19 briefing today, the Montgomery County Commissioners provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine operations.
Montgomery County announced that in coordination with its Department of Public Safety, it has launched a mobile vaccination program. Through this effort, the County will begin taking vaccine to the County's most vulnerable elderly residents who would otherwise not be able to come to a mass vaccination site. This program will serve elderly individuals who live in congregate senior housing.
Update on Mass Gatherings Guidance: Montgomery County is following the Governor’s revised capacity limits announced on Monday which states indoor events and gatherings are limited to 15% of maximum occupancy, and outdoor events and gatherings are limited to 20% of maximum occupancy. Any event that qualifies as a mass gathering is required to apply for a permit from the County Office of Public Health (OPH), and submit a COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.
Under the existing Montgomery County OPH mass gathering order, mass gatherings are defined as:
- More than 25 people gathering in an indoor venue, or
- More than 250 people gathering at an outdoor or temporary structure setting
The COVID-19 Mitigation Plan must be submitted to the Office of Public Health at least 15 days before an event is advertised, and at least 45 days before the event itself is scheduled to take place. Information on these requirements and the form to submit can be found at www.montcopa.org/COVID-19Guidance.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Hotline: A COVID-19 hotline is available for general COVID-19 questions and pre-registration for the COVID-19 vaccine. The number to call is (833) 875-3967. The Montgomery County COVID-19 hotline is operational six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with live operators. Phone pre-registration for vaccine appointments is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, the hotline has language line support for over 100+ different languages.
For the full press release, click here to visit Montgomery County's website.