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Statewide Mask Order Expands Tomorrow, Friday, July 31.

Effective this Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m., the State of Maryland is expanding the current statewide masking order requiring the wearing of masks or face coverings in the public spaces of all businesses across the state. Face coverings will also be required at outdoor public areas whenever it is not possible to maintain physical […]

Thursday July 30th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | No Comments »

Grab N Go Senior Meals

Reminder: Due to the crisis facing our community with COVID-19, the Department of Family Services, Division of Senior and Disability Services, in collaboration with M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, is coordinating “Grab and Go” meals for seniors (over 60s)tomorrow from 12 pm – 2 pm. Debido a la crisis que enfrenta […]

Wednesday July 29th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | No Comments »

Resources for Renters and Homeowners

Recently, the Prince George’s County Council enacted CB-16-2020 and amended the Prince George’s County Landlord-Tenant Code to prohibit rent increases and rental terminations; provide payment plans with certain tenants; and prohibit late fees or penalties from being charged during the COVID-19 statewide emergency and within 90 days after the expiration of an emergency. Outlined below are […]

Tuesday July 28th, 2020 in COVID-19 | No Comments »

Helping Our Neighbors Eat and Our Restaurants Survive

[The following was sent by group of concerned residents along the Route 1 corridor. They have spent the last month organizing a fundraiser that will support some of our local restaurants that are struggling financially and county residents in need of food. ] Covid-19 is having devastating effects on our local communities. Prince George’s County […]

Sunday July 26th, 2020 in COVID-19 | No Comments »

Mortgage Rent Credit HELP for Veterans & Family Members

Sunday June 28th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Mortgage Rent Credit HELP for Veterans & Family Members

City Announces COVID-19 Assistance Programs

Recently, City Council and staff have developed a plan with more than $1,500,000 in COVID-19 assistance to help those experiencing financial hardship during this difficult time. The goal of these programs and initiatives is to help the City’s residents and businesses get back on their feet as the recovery process begins. Currently, there are two […]

Wednesday June 17th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on City Announces COVID-19 Assistance Programs

What are Re-opening and What Remain Closed in College Park?

On Thursday, May 28, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced she will be lifting the stay-at-home order and will begin an incremental, modified Stage One re-opening for Prince George’s County effective today, Monday, June 1. Please see that list in the flyer at the end of this post. City also issued a statement about […]

Monday June 1st, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on What are Re-opening and What Remain Closed in College Park?

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 | Comments Off on Today – FREE Food Distribution

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

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 | Comments Off on Meals for our most vulnerable residents

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 | Comments Off on UMD’s School Of Medicine Begins Coronavirus Vaccine Trial

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 | Comments Off on Council to Consider Assistance for Local Businesses Affected By COVID-19

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

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