Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Current Updates

On March 30, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan enacted an executive order which institutes a Stay at Home directive. No Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it is for an essential job or for an essential reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes.

In addition, only essential businesses are allowed to remain open in Maryland, and those businesses must make every effort to scale down their operations in order to reduce the number of required staff, to limit interactions with customers, and to institute telework for as much of the workforce as is practical.

No Marylander should be traveling outside of the state unless such travel is absolutely necessary. If you have traveled outside of the state, you should self-quarantine for 14 days.

This is a deadly public health crisis. This executive order will became effective at 8:00 PM on March 30th. Read the executive order: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Gatherings-FOURTH-AMENDED-3.30.20.pdf

To view the press conference in its entirety, click here.
View the Office of Legal Counsel Interpretive Guidance here.

On Wednesday, March 25, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland public schools will remain closed through Friday, April 24. A letter from CEO Dr. Monica Goldson is forthcoming with more information.

El miércoles, 25 de marzo, la superintendente de educación del estado, la Dra. Karen Salmon, anunció que todas las escuelas públicas en el estado de Maryland estarán cerradas hasta el viernes, 24 de abril. Próximamente se enviará una carta con más información de parte de la directora ejecutiva, la Dra. Monica Goldson.

Congress passed the CARES Act, a relief package to support our country during these unprecedented times.

El Congreso aprobó el Acto CARES, un paquete de ayuda para apoyar a nuestro país durante estos tiempos sin precedentes.

What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus Disease 2019 is a new disease that causes respiratory illness in people and can spread from person to person.

Learn more in English, Spanish and French.

What are the symptoms?

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Who is at higher risk?

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Prince George’s County Health Department Coronavirus hotline at (301)883-6627 during 8:00am – 8:00pm to receive updated information about the coronavirus disease. *Please contact 911 for medial emergencies only. Do not contact 911 for Coronavirus related issues.

Grab N’ Go Meal Sites

Any student, with or without a parent/guardian in need of a meal during the shutdown may go to any one of the below sites to pick up both meals and a snack between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Adults may not pick up meals for children. There will be school system staff in the cafeteria or parking lot, depending on weather, to distribute the meals. No student should go hungry during this crisis.

  • Andrew Jackson Academy
  • Benjamin Tasker Middle School
  • Bradbury Heights Elementary
  • Brandywine Elementary
  • Buck Lodge Middle School
  • Calverton Elementary
  • Carmody Hills Elementary
  • Carrollton Elementary
  • Clinton Grove Elementary
  • District Heights Elementary
  • Drew-Freeman Middle School
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School
  • Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary
  • Glassmanor Elementary
  • Hillcrest Heights Elementary
  • Hollywood Elementary
  • James McHenry Elementary
  • John Bayne Elementary
  • Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary
  • Kenmoor Middle School
  • Kettering Middle School
  • Langley Park-McCormick Elementary
  • Laurel Elementary
  • Lewisdale Elementary
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
  • Nicholas Orem Middle School
  • Oxon Hill Middle School
  • Port Towns Elementary
  • Ridgecrest Elementary
  • Riverdale Elementary
  • Robert Frost Elementary
  • Samuel Chase Elementary
  • Springhill Lake Elementary
  • Stephen Decatur Middle School
  • Suitland Elementary
  • Templeton Elementary
  • Thomas S. Stone Elementary
  • Thurgood Marshall Middle School
  • Waldon Woods Elementary
  • Walker Mill Middle School
  • William Paca Elementary
  • William Wirt Middle School
  •  Woodbridge Elementary

Resources

For more information visit the Center of Disease Control. For Prince George’s County updates on the COVID-19 virus, click here.

Town of Bladensburg Plan of Action Memo

Covid-19 Scams

Pepco Press Release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 26, 2020) – With the District of Columbia, Maryland and the world experiencing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pepco is reminding customers to always be on alert for potential scams targeting energy customers. Scams occur throughout the year, but the company has seen an increase in scam attempts with scammers using this health crisis to take advantage of energy customers throughout the United States. The company has received reports that scammers are threatening to shut service off, and also are offering cash or credit incentives in order to obtain a customer’s personal or financial information.

For more information, click here.

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