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Posted on: May 13, 2021

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Prince George’s County Vaccine Equity Team

  • The Hyattsville area has been a top priority because of how densely populated the area is, how hard those zip codes were impacted by COVID-19 infections, and lagging vaccination rates as we ramped up our vaccine distribution efforts.
  • However, since April, all four zip codes associated with Hyattsville (20783, 20784, 20785, and 20782) have moved from either the top or middle of our top 10 areas of need for vaccine resources to the bottom or outside the top 10. Currently, 20783 is the only zip code in the top 10 (it was number 1 last month). The following are the most notable changes since March 28:
    • 20783 (Hyattsville) moved from #1 to #8
    • 20737 (Riverdale) moved from #3 to #9
    • 20722 (Brentwood) moved from #12 to #19
  • This was done by ensuring Federally Qualified Health Centers were equipped to distribute vaccine, trusted community leaders helping to amplify the need to be vaccinated, mobile units being targeted to specific areas, and our state and third-party partners following the County’s lead in directing resources to these areas.
  • The data reflects the work being done to pierce densely populated areas and shows that efforts are paying off. The Vaccine Equity Team will continue to focus on the central and southern Inner Beltway communities like Oxon Hill, District Heights, Capitol Heights and Suitland. These communities have steadily risen on the list and will receive greater prioritization now.
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Caution - COVID Vaccination Not available to children at this time

The Health Department is not yet vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds against COVID-19 but it is prepared to when the time comes. First, the CDC will release its recommendation as soon as today about vaccinating that age group. Once that happens and the State provides guidance, County-operated clinics will accept 12- to 15-year-olds to get vaccinated. We will keep you updated.

 

El Departamento de Salud aún no está vacunando a los niños de 12 a 15 años contra el COVID-19, pero está preparado cuando llegue el momento. Primero, los CDC publicarán su recomendación tan pronto como hoy sobre la vacunación de ese grupo de edad. Una vez que eso suceda y el estado proporcione consejo, las clínicas operadas por el condado vacunarán los niños de 12 a 15 años. Le mantendremos informado.


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FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit

 

The FCC is accepting enrollments for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. You may be eligible for a discount of up to $50 per month on your broadband service, or up to $75 per month if you live on qualifying Tribal lands. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xHwMH


County Lifting COVID Restrictions


The Prince George's County Council passed a Resolution, CR-48-2021, lifting COVID restrictions in the County.

See the County Executive's Press Release for details.

OFFICE OF THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EXECUTIVE

ANGELA D. ALSOBROOKS

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:

May 12, 2021

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY TO LIFT CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES DUE TO DECLINING CASE NUMBERS

LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced today that the County will lift restrictions regarding maximum capacity levels for most business establishments and activities in the County. These new guidelines will go into effect Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5:01 p.m.

"Due to a continued decline in key COVID-19 metrics and increasing vaccination rates, we are now at a point where we can begin to safely to lift capacity restrictions for many of our businesses," said Alsobrooks. "I want to thank our business community for continuing to take the necessary precautions to keep residents and employees safe over this past year. As we move to this next phase of reopening, I want to encourage everyone who has not been vaccinated yet to do so as soon as possible, so you can protect yourself and your loved ones."

Most business establishments in the County will be able to operate at full capacity, with social distancing (maintaining six feet of distance between yourself and others, except members of the same household) and mask requirements still in place. These establishments include, but are not limited to:

  • • Amusement parks
  • • Bingo halls
  • • Bowling alleys
  • • Casinos and gaming facilities
  • • Gyms, fitness centers and other indoor physical activities – face coverings must still be worn when working out
  • • Indoor and outdoor pools – both public and private
  • • Personal services (beauty salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, massage parlors, etc.) – must still operate by appointment only
  • • Places/Houses of worship
  • • Restaurants – both indoor and outdoor dining
  • • Retail
  • • Senior Centers – allowed if fully vaccinated

Other business establishments and activities will be allowed with some capacity restrictions still in place (social distancing required), including:

  • • Banquet halls, receptions and meeting rooms in hotels, conference centers and similar establishments – maintaining 50% of maximum capacity

 

  • • Day camps – allowed in groups of no more than 25 participants indoors and 50 participants outdoors, with other safety requirements in place
  • • Residential camps – allowed in groups with a maximum of 25 adults and campers in each sleeping area, with other safety requirements in place
  • • Concert venues – maintaining 50% of maximum capacity
  • • Outdoor recreational activities (campgrounds, shooting ranges, archery, etc.) – may operate at 50% of maximum capacity
  • • Professional and collegiate sporting events – number of spectators limited to no more than 50% of capacity of the stadium. Tailgating is prohibited
  • • Social and fraternal clubs – conferences, banquets and meetings open to the public are limited to 50% of maximum capacity. For regular dining operations, these establishments may operate at full capacity, with social distancing, similar to restaurants
  • • Youth and amateur sports - Teams are limited to the players on the official rosters, coaches and up to 12 additional participants acting on an official game capacity. Number of persons present (apart from players, coaches, and others in official capacity) may not exceed 50 persons. Spectators may exceed 50 solely to accommodate the presence of two parents or guardians per youth participant

Unless specifically stated otherwise in the Council Resolution, indoor gatherings remain limited to 20 persons, for all locations and venues including private residences and other gatherings. Outdoor gatherings remain limited to 50 persons, for all locations and venues including private residences and other gatherings.

Consistent with CDC recommendations, residents of Prince George’s County who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear a mask outdoors while walking, running, hiking or biking alone, or when in small gatherings with members of their own households or other fully vaccinated individuals. Masks are still necessary and required in crowded outdoor venues like sports stadiums or outdoor concert venues, as well as in indoor venues and while on public transportation. Unvaccinated residents are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and continue wearing their masks outdoors until they are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 metrics continue to trend in a positive direction in Prince George’s County. The positivity rate is 3.1% as of May 11, the first time the County has fallen below 4% since mid-October 2020. The average daily case rate is 9.1 cases per 100,000 residents as of May 7, the first time the County has fallen below 10 since September 2020. Finally, the County’s infection rate is 0.82 as of May 3, which places the County in the "low risk" category.

A full list of updated guidelines, as well as a copy of the Council Resolution (CR-48-2021), will be made available at mypgc.us/reopen.

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Growing Green Re-Cap


Going Green with Pride

Growing Green with Pride Day Recap

 

Thank you to the more than 1,000 residents who showed up for Growing Green with Pride Day on May 1. Together, Prince Georgians managed to clean up 49.7 tons, or 99,400 pounds, of litter throughout the County. #PrinceGeorgesProud #PGCPartofitProudofit

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May 12, 2021

 


Council Member

The Honorable
Rodney C. Streeter
Prince George's County Council
CouncilDistrict7@co.pg.md.us

 

Staff

Patrice Murray
Chief of Staff
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Kendal C. Gray
Director of Public Policy
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Selena L. Foster
Social Media Specialist
SLFoster@co.pg.md.us

Iretha L. Tate
Office Manager
ILTate@co.pg.md.us





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