Stay home as much as possible! Numerous updates are below on food distribution resources, waste management pick-up and more.
Social distancing means
- NO playdates.
- NO get-togethers with friends.
- NO visits with relatives who do not live with you.
- NO trips to the store other than limited trips for medicine or groceries or for essential jobs.
- DO maintain 6 feet from other people at stores and while outside.
- DO take walks or bike-rides or get exercise while staying 6 feet away from anyone you do not live with.
- DO call, email, and write letters to check-in and connect with friends and loved ones.
- DO wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds.
- DO clean and sanitize frequently touched surfaces.
Social Distancing NOT Social Isolation
Remember that social distancing does NOT equal social isolation! Stay engaged and entertained by connecting with friends and family via virtual game nights and phone or video chats. #PGCCOVID19 #StayHomeSaveLives
¡Recuerde que eldistanciamiento social NO equivale al aislamiento social! Manténgase comprometido y entretenido conectándose con amigos y familiares a través de noches de juegosvirtuales y chats por teléfono o video.Comparte tus ideas a continuación. # PGCCOVID19 #StayHomeSaveLives
When going outside to get some exercise, remember to be smart and do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Keep six feet of distance between yourself and others, do not play team or contact sports, and do not touch playground equipment. #PGCCOVID19
Maryland Business Closures
Governor Hogan put into place more measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While he did not issue a shelter in place order, he is asking people to stay home. Effective March 23 at 5:00 PM, all non-essential businesses have been ordered to close. Essential businesses that will remain open include grocery stores, healthcare facilities, utility companies, gas stations, and law enforcement agencies. For more information, visit:https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OLC-Interpretive-Guidance-COVID19-04.pdf #StayHomeSaveLives #PGCCOVID19
DSS Still Open For Business
While the Department of Social Services’ buildings are closed to the public, @PGCDSS is still here to help you. To get help or apply for a number of services, see the information attached. #PGCCOVID19 #StayHomeSaveLives
Mientras losedificios del Departamento deServicios Sociales están cerrados al público, @PGCDSStodavía está aquí para ayudarlo. Para obtener ayuda o solicitar unaserie de servicios, consulte la información a continuación. # PGCCOVID19 #StayHomeSaveLives
Child Care for Essential Workers
All child care centers are being closed in the State, except for those providing child care for essential workers such as doctors, nurses, police officers, and others. If you are an essential worker that needs child care, visit: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/ #PGCCOVID19
Todas lasguarderías se están cerrando en el estado, exceptoaquellos que brindan cuidado infantil a trabajadoresesenciales como médicos, enfermeras, policías yotros. Si usted es un trabajador esencial que necesitacuidado infantil, visite: https://earlychildhood.marylandpublicschools.org/ #PGCCOVID19
DO ensure you are counted in the 2020 Census to make sure our community gets the resources and funding we need over the next decade! Reply by phone today! Call between 7am and 2am any day of the week to be counted by phone.
- English: 844-330-2020
- Spanish: 844-468-2020
- phone numbers for other languages click here.
DO call the COVID-19 hotline at 301-883-6627 from 8 am until 8 pm or contact your physician for questions or concerns about the virus. Remember, 911 is for emergencies only.
DO call the police if you see people congregating in groups larger than 10
- Park Police Non-Emergency 301-459-9088
- Prince George’s County Police Non-Emergency 301-352-1200
COVID-19 Waste Management Update
Regular trash, recycling, and yard trim collection continues as scheduled. Bulky trash pick-up has been suspended, and we ask that residents please keep these items at home until service is reinstated. #PGCCOVID19
Please be alert to COVID-19 scams
Know that Maryland does not tolerate price gouging. The Governor has announced a list of items protected from price gouging here: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Price-Gouging-3.23.20.pdf
To report price gouging, visit the Maryland Attorney General’s website.
Social Service Needs
Please call 211 for social service needs, including homelessness, suicide prevention, domestic violence, and more.
NEW! Join the first #WhatsThe311 event on Thursday, March 26 at 10 am and 6 pm, allowing residents to “get the 311” on government resources and services! The March 26 calls will focus on #PGCCOVID19, the Census, and more. Dial-in Number: 301-883-6600 Access Code: 991934
On March 31 at 7:00 p.m., we will host aTeleTown Hall in Spanish for our Latino community to address issues and concerns related to COVID-19. To register, visithttps://bit.ly/marzo31 or call 311. Be sure to register before March 30 at 12:00 p.m. #PGCCOVID19
Capital Area Food Bank Resources Help is available for those who need it during the COVID-19 crisis. While no pop-up food pantries are scheduled at this time, the Capital Area Food Bank and its community partners have a number of resources available. Find these resources at: https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/covid19response/ #PGCCOVID19
NEW! Christian Life Church will have a free produce distribution every Friday at DIFFERENT locations. This Friday, March 27, the distribution will begin at 2:00 pm at Trinity Assembly of God, 7800 Good Luck Road, Lanham
SEED distributes food every Wednesday at 12:00 pm at East Pines Community Center, 5819 Eastpine Drive, Riverdale.
“Grab and go” meals are available at 36 schools Monday – Friday, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Students may pick up breakfast, lunch and snack, which may include cold cereal, a sack lunch, fruit and milk, in one visit. Parents and guardians are not required to accompany students, but adults may not pick up meals for children. Student IDs are not required. District 3 locations are Templeton Elementary and William Wirt MIddle School. Full list is here.
NEW! State Resources for Businesses
County Resources for Businesses