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Posted on: January 6, 2021

District 6 E-Blast: TUNE IN - Prince George's County Council Retreat 2021 and more

Prince George's County Legislative Branch sent this bulletin 

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TUNE IN:  County Council Retreat 2021 (January 6-7, 2021)

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Happy New Year residents,

You are invited to tune into the Prince George's County Council 2021 Retreat, taking place on Wednesday, January 6 and Thursday, January 7.  The meeting is VIRTUAL and can be viewed on the Council website at https://pgccouncil.us/LIVE.  You can find a break down of the retreat agenda by visiting the following weblink: https://pgccouncil.us/468/County-Council-Retreats


REGISTER TODAY:
Virtual Community Workshop
Largo Town Center Wayfinding,
Branding and Placemaking Strategy (1/12/2021)

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Residents,

Join the Prince George's County Planning Department at a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, to discuss elements of a new strategy to help implement the vision of Plan 2035 for #DowntownLargo by creating a walkable, identifiable, pleasant environment with vibrant public spaces as part of the move to a transit-oriented center.

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  1. Please note that that is an online virtual event.
  2. Details to access the virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams will be emailed to those who register here on Eventbrite prior to the event: https://lwbps.eventbrite.com.  Be sure to check your inbox or spam folder for meeting details. Microsoft Teams Meeting Participation Instructions can be found by visiting the following weblink: https://www.mncppc.org/.../Teams-Meeting-Sign-In-Process.

The Largo Wayfinding, Branding, and Placemaking Strategy will unveil options for the brand for Largo Town Center, create an implementable wayfinding strategy that markets the brand, and identify placemaking opportunities for people to gather and engage in public spaces. Other key goals are to:

  • Create an implementable strategy supported by the community, local institutions, and development partners;
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of public and private stakeholders.

Should you have any questions on this project, please contact the project manager, Jonathan Greene, at jonathan.greene@ppd.mncppc.org. For more details on the project visit: https://bit.ly/LWBPS.

For more information on the Prince George’s County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, visit: http://www.pgplanning.org.


Press Conference Announcement (January 6, 2021, 10:00am)

 

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On Wednesday, January 6 at 10:00 AM, Prince George's County Executive Angela
Alsobrooks will hold a press conference to provide an update to the community on
the County’s COVID-19 response and vaccine distribution plan.

To view the press conference, you may visit the following YouTube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xG1IOeYqu8k.

You can also view the press conference by visiting County Executive Alsobrooks' Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/CEXAlsobrooks.


COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Prince George’s County is receiving its first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and is currently in Phase 1A of its vaccination distribution plan.  Click on the graphic to the left to view additional details.

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 Residents are encouraged to visit health.mypgc.us/COVIDvaccine to access frequently asked questions and all information on the County's vaccination phased distribution.

 

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Other COVID-19 Resources

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MD COVID Alert

The Maryland Department of Health has launched MD COVID Alert, a program that allows Maryland residents to receive COVID-19 exposure notifications on their smartphones.  When you see “MD COVID” on your caller ID (or the phone number 240-466-4488), that means one of our public health professionals is reaching out with important information about COVID-19 and your community. This is your opportunity to protect your family, friends and neighbors.

Click here to learn more about this program, how it protects your privacy, and how to set it up on your smartphone or click on the flier above.

 

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County Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Employ Prince George's COVID-19 Workforce Development Recovery Rapid Re-Employment Grant Program

Due to COVID-19, thousands of Prince George's County businesses have closed and over 100,000 residents have become unemployed.  Employ Prince George's (EPG) has established COVID-19 Workforce Development Recovery Program Rapid Re-Employment Grants to help businesses reopen and build their capacity.

Businesses that hire County residents are able to receive grants through the new Rapid Re-Employment Grant program. Businesses are eligible for up to $50,000 in grants to cover salaries for new employees. Learn more and apply at: http://www.employpg.org/covid-19-workforce-development-recovery-program/.  Click on the graphic to the left to view additional details and to download the flier.


Prince George's Updated Phase 2 Guidelines

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Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced that the County will implement updated phase 2 guidelines for businesses and restaurants in response to recent increases in key COVID-19 metrics. This decision was made under the advice of County health officials after analyzing recent COVID-19 data and trends.

To review what services are in operation and prohibited at this time, please review County Executive Angela Alsobrooks' latest Executive Order for information on the implement of additional measures to ensure public safety and welfare of all persons in the County.  Click here to view County Executive Alsobrooks' latest press conference on YouTube.

 

REMINDER:
Face Covering Required in Prince George's County

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COVID is not over.

We must utilize all the tools we have to protect our families, friends and neighbors from COVID-19.

Get vaccinated, wear a mask, stay six feet apart from others, and wash your hands frequently.  Save a life.  It is that simple.

Please click on the above flier to view additional details.

 


UPDATE:
COVID Testing

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ICYMI: To train and prepare Prince George’s County’s frontline operational and clinical staff for the unprecedented vaccination of Prince Georgians against COVID-19 in 2021, the Health Department has suspended COVID-19 testing at the Health Department Headquarters in Largo and the Dyer Regional Health Center in Clinton through Wednesday, January 20, 2021. Those sites will reopen Thursday, January 21, 2021.

COVID-19 testing at the department’s partner site in Laurel (Roseu Medical Center) is also suspended and will reopen at a later date.
The department’s partner sites in Hyattsville and Fort Washington will remain open during normal operating hours, weather permitting. Please check the schedule on health.mypgc.us/COVIDtesting for locations and hours of operation of those partner sites, as well as additional testing sites using the testing site locator.



Retesting Policy

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Retests are available at our Health Department’s COVID-19 testing sites.

Currently, to get more than
one test at a County-operated site, residents must fall into
one of the categories in the attached infographic which details the following:

• have a known/suspected exposure to a positive case
• have symptoms
• are part of a County
contact tracing case investigation and were
directed to be tested.

For more information about testing, residents can also call our COVID-19 hotline at 301-883-6627 for questions about testing or other COVID-19 concerns. Stay updated at: health.mypgc.us/coronavirus.

 

 


 Business Compliance – Resident Reporting

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Residents that see a COVID-19 safety protocol violation in a County business can report that violation via phone or email.

The County’s COVID-19 Ambassador Compliance Team will then perform a site visit to follow-up on that concern.  Click on the flier above for additional information.

 


Employ Prince George's COVID-19 Hourly Employee Relief Fund

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According to the American Payroll Association, nearly 3 in 4 American workers would have difficulty paying their bills.   Employ Prince George's wants to help those hourly workers meet immediate needs, such as utilities, gas, and food through its Prince George's County COVID-19 HOURLY Employee Relief Fund. 

The COVID-19 Hourly Employee Relief Fund is now distributing $300 visa cash cards to County residents whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. Residents who previously received a cash card but remain unemployed can now apply again. Apply online today at: https://employpgedge.com/.


Contact Us!

Derrick Leon Davis
Prince George's County Council
Council District 6

Nellvenia W. Johnson
Chief of Staff/Legislative Aide NWJohnson@co.pg.md.us

Jeffery A. Taylor
Citizen Services Specialist
JATaylor@co.pg.md.us

Rita D. Lassiter
Citizen Services Specialist
RDLassiter@co.pg.md.us

Lenne' D. White
Office Manager/Administrative Aide LDWhite@co.pg.md.us

Council District 6 Emailcouncildistrict6@co.pg.md.us
District 6 Office:  (301) 952-3426

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