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County to Lift Mask Mandate this Friday

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced today that the County will align with the State of Maryland and CDC recommendations and lift the mask mandate for fully vaccinated individuals, due to a continued decline in key COVID-19 metrics and increasing vaccination rates. These new guidelines will go into effect by Executive Order on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Beginning Friday, May 28 at 5:00 p.m., fully vaccinated individuals can resume normal activities without wearing a mask. In line with the State of Maryland and CDC guidance, masks will still be required on public transportation and in schools, child care settings and health care settings. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a mask until they are fully vaccinated and are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Individuals who live or work in the County can walk up to County Health Department vaccination clinics with no appointment needed, or book an appointment in advance online at mypgc.us/COVIDVaccine.

Over the past month, the County’s Vaccine Outreach Team has reached 30,000 Prince Georgians through door knocking, phone calls and text messages, providing information on COVID-19 vaccines and various government resources. The team has provided resource information on rental assistance to 2,146 families, temporary unemployment benefits to 2,669 families, access to food distribution sites or benefits to 1,753 families, and access to vaccination sites and appointments to 6,751 families.

The outreach team is only 50% of the way through the first canvass pass, and the County will continue this effort through July. The County encourages residents to answer the door or pick up the phone if a member of the outreach team contacts them. Outreach team members will always wear bright yellow vests and carry identification badges to show they are affiliated with Prince George’s County Government.
[County press release]

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