December 2, 2020
As the temperature drops but COVID-19 cases rise, Montgomery County wants to help businesses keep their doors open and operate safely during the pandemic.
A fund with $1.25 million from federal aid money might help. The county is considering using that money to give outdoor “streeteries” — blocked-off streets filled with tables and chairs for patrons to eat outdoors — tools to prepare for operating during winter, such as heaters.
The county’s Regional Services Centers would distributing funding in each district where a streetery is either using part of the county’s right of way or partnering with the county for the space.