Dear Edmonston Residents:
Estimados residentes de Edmonston:
Town Measures / Medidas Ciudad
In our efforts to be proactive with Edmonston’s Coronaviris (COVID-19) response, we are taking the following measures.
En nuestro esfuerzo por ser proactivos con la respuesta del Coronavirus (COV- 19), Edmonston esta tomando lo siguientes medidas.
- Postponing all Town sponsored events until further notice.
Postponer todos los eventos patrocinados por la cuidad hasta nuevo aviso.
- Suspending the use of the Edmonston Recreation Center.
Suspender el uso del centro de recreacion de edmonston.
- Edmonston Town Hall remains OPEN for business as the lobby provides a buffer for direct contact with staff.
El ayuntamiento de edmonston permanece ABIERTO para los negocios, ya que el vestibulo proporciona un amortiguador para el contacto directo con el personal.
More Information / Más Información
Following are key contacts for further information.
Los siguientes son contactos clave para obtener más información.
- Prince George’s County Government – Gobierno del Condado de Prince George health.mypgc.us/coronavirus; 301-883-6627
- State of Maryland – Estado de Maryland www.maryland.gov
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Centro de Control de Enfermedades y Prevencion www.cdc.gov; 301-583-3750 or after hours at 240-508-5774.
We will continue to update you as circumstances change.
Mayor Tracy Gant and the Town Council
PG Department of the Environment Updates
Info from PG Health Department – English
Info from PG Health Department – Spanish
Student Meal Sites / Alimentos Para Estudiantes
The Bus Service Reductions
From the Mayor
Dear Fellow Edmonston Residents:
In order to be proactive with Edmonston’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, the following measures have been taken.
1) All Town sponsored events will be postponed until notice.
2) The use of the Edmonston’s Recreation Center has been suspended.
3) An informational postcard will be mailed to all residents next week with key contacts to learn more about the County, State and Federal responses.
4) The Edmonston Town Hall will remain open for business. The lobby provides a buffer for direct contact with staff. We will continue to update you as circumstances change.
5) Working together during this pandemic, I can assure you will get through together as a unified community. We are EDMONSTON STRONG!
Mayor Tracy Gant and the Town Council
From the Prince George’s County Health Department
Below are important updates and resources for residents and businesses during this time as well as a reminder of some items I shared earlier this week. As we all know, information is rapidly evolving.
It is important to remember that 911 is for emergencies only. Call the COVID-19 hotline for questions or concerns about the virus: 301-883-6627.
One of the most important things we can all do now is practice social distancing.
To that end, my staff and I are working from home at this time. We are checking the office voicemail (301-952-3060) hourly to respond promptly.
Please also reach out via email to CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us or to individual staff members via their email addresses on the right sidebar.
The County Executive and our health officials emphasized the importance of social distancing yesterday during their press conference. Watch the March 12 press conference here .
Prince George’s County Public Schools
– Governor Hogan has closed all Maryland schools through March 27. PGCPS updates. Watch Gov. Hogan’s press conference here. Ask your PGCPS student about the access they have to free educational resources via Clever with their school email address and password.
– Prince George’s County Public Schools will provide “grab and go” lunches at regional locations Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the statewide school closures (March 16-27).
Students may get a free sack lunch at one of the following locations:
– Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Beltsville
– William Wirt Middle School, Riverdale Park
– Nicholas Orem Middle School, Hyattsville
– Kenmoor Middle School, Landover
– Benjamin Tasker Middle School, Bowie
– Walker Mill Middle School, Capitol Heights
– Drew-Freeman Middle School, Hillcrest Heights
– Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Temple Hills
– Stephen Decatur Middle School, Clinton
Other Prince George’s County Updates and Information
From District 3 Council Member Dannielle Glaros
– The Chief Administrative Officer for Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has implemented numerous social distancing measures for County government. As of Monday, March 16, Prince George’s County government buildings will be closed to the public, unless expressly authorized by the Chief Administrative Officer. This includes the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro where the County Council meets. The Council will accept written and emailed testimony. Please read Chair Turner’s press release for details.
– Prince George’s County Memorial Library has suspended all programs as of today. Branches will close on Monday, March 16. Online resources will still be available via your library card. Learn more.
– Prince George’s County Department of Parks & Recreation will close all facilities as of Monday, March 16. Parks, playgrounds and trails will remain open with limited maintenance at this time. Learn more.
– WSSC Water has suspended all water shut-offs to ensure all customers have access to safe, clean water. Learn more.
– Comcast is offering their Internet Essentials Program for FREE for 60 days to low-income households. They are also increasing internet speeds for all program subscribers. Learn more and sign up.
– The Small Business Administration and the Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation are working on support for small businesses affected during this pandemic. If your business has been affected, you can reach out to Senator Cardin’s staff: firstname.lastname@example.org.
– The District Court of Prince George’s County has imposed a moratorium on all housing evictions for 15 days beginning today.
Reminders from previous updates:
The Prince George’s County Health Department continues to work closely with other agencies and is taking steps to keep Prince Georgians safe and healthy. Here are some resources to assist:
Alert Prince George’s is Prince George’s County’s “Public” communications system that sends emergency alerts, notifications, and updates to your registered devices. It is information sharing between County Government and interested participants who wish to receive critical, real-time information. If you have not already signed up to receive notifications from Alert Prince George’s, please sign up today.
As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. I am sharing updates regularly on social media, especially my Facebook page. #onlytogether
State Response to COVID – 19
After weeks of monitoring the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, we are now seeing the virus affect our state and communities. The Maryland General Assembly, the Governor and all state agencies are unified in the effort to keep residents safe in the wake of this public health threat.
Public health research shows, the more steps we can take right now to prevent transmission, the better off Marylanders will be. Out of an abundance of caution, Governor Larry Hogan recently announced that Maryland will continue to operate under a state of emergency and will take additional precautionary measures to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus:
• The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MDMEMA) has fully operationalized to mobilize all state resources.
• Beginning on Monday, March 16, all schools throughout Maryland will close through Friday, March 27, 2020
• A mandatory telework policy for all non-essential state employees is in effect.
• Mass gatherings and events of 250 or more people are cancelled or postponed.
• Senior activity centers will be closed.
• The cruise ship terminal at the Port of Baltimore will be closed in the coming days.
• The National Guard has been activated to respond to if the need arises.
For a complete list of actions the State will be taking to protect public health and safety, please visit the Maryland Department of Public Health website.
While the virus will cause some disruption to legislators’ normal schedules, the General Assembly will remain in session to finish critical bills and fulfill our Constitutional duties. State agencies will also continue to develop comprehensive and coordinated prevention and response plans for the coronavirus.
Preventative steps to protect yourself and your families
We encourage all residents to remain calm and take preventative steps to protect yourself and your families. Preventative steps that are always recommended to slow the spread of respiratory illnesses like colds and flu include:
• Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds,
• Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available,
• Covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, your sleeve or your elbow,
• Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces using standard cleaning practices,
• Avoid touching your face,
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick,
• And staying home if you are sick, except when seeking medical care.
If you do experience any symptoms such as fever over 100.4 degrees, coughing, or shortness of breath, please contact your primary care physician or call 2-1-1 for assistance.
The health and safety of every Marylander is our number one priority, and we’re taking a few extra, but necessary precautions to ensure that all of our residents are safe. As this very unusual situation continues to evolve, we will continue to take the appropriate steps to protect the well-being of all our residents and provide updates.