COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Update, April 21

Arts Emergency Relief Fund

Recognizing that there are artists who are suffering from economic hardship during this crisis, the Prince George’s County Arts and Humanity Council has started a relief fund. We want to make sure members of our creative community – including businesses, non-profits and individuals – know about this new resource and have the opportunity to apply.

County Council eComment

The Prince George’s County Council has moved its meetings online and has opened an eComment portal so residents can engage with their Council Members and the hearing process.

Given the current state of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and under the Governor’s “Proclamation and Declaration of State of Emergency and Existence of Catastrophic Health Emergency – COVID-19”and the Prince George’s County State of Emergency Declaration,  the County Council is operating under emergency procedures.

The Prince George\’s County Council will meet virtually until further notice.  To encourage civic engagement, the Council has established an eComment portal to serve as an alternative method of public participation in the Council\’s virtual meetings.  The portal allows citizens to register to speak on agenda items that are scheduled for public hearing and/or submit a comment or letter into the official public record, in lieu of verbal testimony. You may comment via the eComment portal, by telephone during the hearing, by email or by fax.

Please note, that written testimony or comments will be accepted in electronic format, rather than by U.S. mail.  For those unable to use the portal, comments/written correspondence may be emailed to: clerkofthecouncil@co.pg.md.us or faxed to (301) 952-5178.  All testimony and comments received by the deadline will become part of the public record of the meeting and, when feasible, shared and noted at the meeting.

In order to speak at the hearing, registration is required.  Registered participants will receive information to join the meeting.  All others may view the meeting via live stream at the link provided on the following webpage: https://pgccouncil.us/LIVE. Comment submissions should be received by 3:00 p.m. on the day BEFORE the meeting, unless otherwise noted below.

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Don’t Dump in Storm Drain

items thrown away often end up in the Chesapeake Bay. Keep our County – and our watershed – clean.

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COVID-19 Testing / Pruebas para COVID-19

COVID-19 tests are available in Prince George’s County. The Health Department is administering tests BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call 301-883-6627. Our nurses evaluate you over the phone, and if you get an appointment, you will be assessed once again when you arrive. It may take a few days to get results. If you get tested and your symptoms get worse, DO NOT wait for your test results, SEEK MEDICAL CARE RIGHT AWAY.

This hotline is also for residents who have general COVID-19 questions or concerns. The hotline is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily to receive updated information about the coronavirus disease. *Please contact 911 for medical emergencies only.

Domestic Abuse and COVID-19

The County has resources are available to help, even during this pandemic.

Community Connections (Spanish)

https://bit.ly/CCSpanish4-17-20

Prince George’s Proud Moments

We will be working to highlight proud moments of our community members coming together to help those in need during this pandemic. The first video produced was posted on social media yesterday. Please share/retweet (links below).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1945182015706812/videos/264755751231303/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CEXAlsobrooks/status/1252317996959387652

The Bus Service Reduction/ La Reducción del Servicio de el Bus

Stay up-to-date with the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) development in the county by visiting health.mypgc.us/coronavirus or call the hotline at 301-883-6627.

Manténgase informado de los últimos acontecimientos del Coronavirus (COVID-19) en el condado visitando health.mypgc.us/coronavirus o llame a la línea directa al 301-883-6627.

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