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COVID-19 Resources and Information
Find out the latest info on reopening your community.
Prince George’s County
Beginning Monday, May 17 at 5:01 p.m., all indoor and outdoor venues in Prince George’s County may resume normal operations. Face masks are still required for all indoor venues, while on public transportation, and at crowded outdoor venues including concert venues and ticketed sporting events. The County will consider future changes to mask requirements based on key COVID-19 metrics and vaccination rates among County residents.
- https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Archive.aspx?ADID=3436 (Spanish)
At 60 percent of the population receiving at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine:
- gathering limits increase to 250 people indoors and no limit outdoors.
- most businesses move to 75 percent capacity.
- camps can increase to gathering limits of 250 people indoors with no capacity limit outdoors and may gathering limits increase to 250 people indoors and no limit outdoors.
Find out where and how to get the vaccine, get tested, and info on funeral assistance if you have a loved one who dies from COVID-19.
Where to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine
Prince George’s Vaccine Locator
Prince George’s Testing Locator
If you have lost a loved one related to COVID-19 after January 20,2020, FEMA is offering funeral assistance.
Who Is Eligible?
- U.S. citizen
- Non-citizen national
- Qualified individuals
Find out about free and reduced-cost internet and broadband services available to you.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), an FCC program, will provide low-income households, during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a temporary $50-per-month discount on home internet service. The EBB discount should cover the entire monthly cost of home broadband. The benefit will last until federal funding runs out or six months after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declares the pandemic is over.
Comcast Internet Essentials
Free laptops for MCPS families
Call: 240-740-3000 | Spanish Hotline: 240-740-2845
Emergency rental assistance is available to renters during COVID-19.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) offers relief to landlords on behalf of renters and tenants experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number ERA0202 awarded to Prince George’s County, MD Government by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Montgomery County COVID-19 Rent Relief
General Rent Relief
Emergency food support resources are available during COVID-19.
The Prince George’s County Food Equity Council is a local food policy council that works to develop and share food assistance resources.
Community Food Pantries & Provider Sites
SNAP Assistance & P-EBT Resources
Online SNAP Grocery Orders:
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
If you’re in need of mental health services and support, help is available.
211 Maryland- 211 Maryland is a call and text-based resources hotline providing zip-code-based mental health and substance use resources.
Call 211, press 1
Text your zip code to 898-211
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Prince George’s County
NAMI is a national organization to raise awareness and provide support and education to people struggling with mental illness.
Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255