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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 […]

Monday April 13th, 2020 in COVID-19 | 3 Comments »

Face Coverings is now Required in Grocery Stores in Prince George’s County

Yesterday, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has made an Executive Order that as of Wednesday, April 15, everyone is required to wear a face mask at County’s grocery stores, pharmacies, and The Bus, the County’s transit system. You can see the details of the order below. We’re still required to follow the 6ft social distancing rule. […]

Monday April 13th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Face Coverings is now Required in Grocery Stores in Prince George’s County

County Council District 1 Office Initiative on Making and Distribution of COVID-19 Protective Masks

If you are interested in making masks or are making masks, County Councilmember Tom Dernoga is organizing the distribution of all those contributed to the District 1 Sewing Team. Please see below for the details: What exactly are you doing? The District One Office is organizing the production of personal protection gear, specifically hospital face […]

Thursday April 9th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on County Council District 1 Office Initiative on Making and Distribution of COVID-19 Protective Masks

Resources for Local Businesses & More During COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to major changes to protect our community’s health and safety. Governor Hogan has enacted emergency executive orders, including closing of non-essential businesses, issuing a stay-at-home directive and more in an effort to flatten the curve. The City’s Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development wants to keep you informed […]

Wednesday April 8th, 2020 in Business, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Resources for Local Businesses & More During COVID-19

City Considering COVID-19 Assistance to the Community Groups and Local Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused enormous challenges for businesses and residents in the City. In order to protect public health and safety, the Governor has ordered businesses to close and people to stay at home except for essential services. The University of Maryland campus is closed. Many College Park business owners, employees, and residents have […]

Sunday April 5th, 2020 in Announcements, Business, Community, COVID-19 | Comments Off on City Considering COVID-19 Assistance to the Community Groups and Local Businesses

Rotary International COVID-19 Taskforce

Rotary International has organized a task force to assist community members who are in need of groceries and/or medication and are unable to leave their homes. Volunteer teams throughout Washington D.C, Maryland and Virginia are prepared to provide support during this difficult time. Call #240-781-6586 for more information.

Saturday April 4th, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Rotary International COVID-19 Taskforce

Step-by-Step County Screening Site

Prince George’s County has opened a screening and testing site at FedExField. This site is primarily for Prince George’s County residents who do not have a primary care doctor. Up to 100 residents can be screened and tested per day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. You MUST have an appointment to be tested at the […]

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Thursday April 2nd, 2020 in Announcements, COVID-19 | Comments Off on Step-by-Step County Screening Site