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Today – FREE Food Distribution

Today, Friday, May 29th, Beltsville Seventh-Day Adventist Church will distribute groceries-to-go beginning at 12:30 p.m. The food distribution event will provide non-perishable groceries, one box per car. Each box is estimated to feed a family of four for two days. Seventh-Day Adventist Church is located at 4220 Ammendale Road in Beltsville.

Friday May 29th, 2020 in COVID-19 | No Comments »

City to Give $1.45 million Additional COVID-19 Economic Assistance to Residents, Small Businesses

At last night’s Council meeting, the Council approved additional economic assistance programs, totaling up to $1,450,000, to assist families, senior citizens, and other individuals, and small businesses and non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding for all, but the Modified Business Assistance and Façade Improvement Program, is reimbursable through the CARES Act, that the Congress […]

Wednesday May 27th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | No Comments »

City Cancels this Year’s 4th of July Event

At this week’s Council meeting, the City Council decided to cancel this year’s Fourth of July celebration, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City continues to monitor the situation and will cancel or modify other upcoming events as necessary to protect the health and safety of participants and staff. City events that have been canceled […]

Friday May 22nd, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | 1 Comment »

Meals for our most vulnerable residents

County Councilmember Tom Dernoga’s office has partnered with World Central Kitchen to provide 1000 meals a day at two locations to District 1 residents and to date they’ve given over 10,000 meals. They will be doing this every weekday until the Governor lifts the Stay-at-home Order. Each meal will be individually packed and sealed, made […]

Tuesday May 12th, 2020 in COVID-19 | No Comments »

UMD’s School Of Medicine Begins Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

According to this CBS report, researchers at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine have begun testing experimental COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by Pfizer and BioNTech. The report says the research is being funded by Pfizer Inc. and will study the safety, efficacy, and dosing of an experimental mRNA -based vaccine. The vaccine research is […]

Tuesday May 5th, 2020 in COVID-19, University of Maryland | No Comments »

Council to Consider Assistance for Local Businesses Affected By COVID-19

At next week’s meeting, the Council will discuss how the City may assist local businesses affected by COVID-19 pandemic. At the April 7, 2020, City Council Special Session, the City Council discussed options for providing emergency assistance to Meals-On-Wheels and the College Park Community Food Bank and other potential assistance to local businesses. At that […]

Sunday May 3rd, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | No Comments »

Air Force to Fly over DC In Honor of COVID-19 First Responders

In honor of the frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers, the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, and the Thunderbirds will be flying multiple low passes over DC just before noon today. Please see their flight path below.

Saturday May 2nd, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Air Force to Fly over DC In Honor of COVID-19 First Responders

Food Pantries Around the Area

If you or your loved ones are in need of food assistance, food pantries and distribution sites are operating throughout Prince George’s County, including two locations in College Park. To find the location nearest to you, use the interactive map to find a site near you at: https://bit.ly/PGCFoodSites #PGCCOVID19

Wednesday April 29th, 2020 in COVID-19 | Comments Off on Food Pantries Around the Area

City Projects $2 Million Revenue Loss Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a lot of financial pain to our local businesses,  and many of our residents who have lost their jobs. The pandemic is also expected to cause a good amount of financial pain to state and local governments across the country. Washington D.C projects a loss of $722 million, Montgomery County […]

Monday April 27th, 2020 in Budget, COVID-19 | 1 Comment »

Route 1 Mask Match Needs Volunteers

Friday April 24th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Route 1 Mask Match Needs Volunteers

Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers During COVID-19

All child care centers are now closed in Maryland, except those caring for children of essential personnel. During this State of Emergency, child care programs have been established by the State to serve only designated essential personnel. Please see the flyer below to find more information on who is eligible, what will it cost, how […]

Thursday April 23rd, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers During COVID-19

Shoppers College Park to Offer Special Hours for Senior and At-Risk Residents

Good news! Starting next week, Shoppers College Park has agreed to start special hours for seniors and at-risk residents at its store. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, these exclusive hours will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 am to 9 am. The notices at the Shoppers College Park store read: “Help Us Help […]

Saturday April 18th, 2020 in Business, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Shoppers College Park to Offer Special Hours for Senior and At-Risk Residents

City Asks Shoppers College Park to Start Senior Hours

Thanks to my Council colleagues for approving this letter to Shoppers College Park asking them to start special shopping hours at the Shoppers College Park store. Shoppers College Park store is probably the only store in the area that doesn’t have such special hours for our senior residents. A special hour will help many of […]

Thursday April 16th, 2020 in Announcements, City Council, COVID-19 | Comments Off on City Asks Shoppers College Park to Start Senior Hours

In Social Distancing, Prince George’s Residents Falling Behind in D.C. Region

Social distancing numbers compiled at the University of Maryland indicate Prince George’s residents are falling behind in the Metro D.C. area. Many of our county residents, especially those living in low-income neighborhood are forced to work in essential businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.  Thus we’ll most likely never get the same level of […]

Wednesday April 15th, 2020 in COVID-19 | Comments Off on In Social Distancing, Prince George’s Residents Falling Behind in D.C. Region

College Park and Berwyn Heights Have 34 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Yesterday, for the first time, the Maryland Department of Health shared data showing where coronavirus patients live by ZIP code. According to the published data, College Park and Berwyn Heights, which share Zipcode 20740 have a total of 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The number of cases appears to be the second-lowest among what other neighboring […]

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