COVID-19 Resource Center

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Sammi Hampton
Independent Living COVID Coordinator

Sammi joined Independence Now in September 2021 to provide dedicated support to our consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been working diligently to organize virtual events, collect and distribute vital information, and coordinate critical resources for our most vulnerable consumers. If you or someone you know is seeking resources during the pandemic, please call Sammi 240-898-2182 or send an email

COVID-19 Resources and Information

Find out the latest info on reopening your community.

Maryland State

Prince George’s County

Effective, Friday, October 1, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., all persons over the age of two will be required to wear a mask in all indoor public venues and businesses in Prince George’s County, even if they are fully vaccinated. This includes, but is not limited to, restaurants, retail stores, entertainment venues, conference centers, and office settings. Some exceptions do apply, such as when an individual is actively eating or drinking or individuals who have a bona fide disability that prevents them from wearing a mask.

More information:

Montgomery County

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

In-Home Vaccinations

  • If you live in Montgomery County, call 240-777-2982  
  • If you live in Prince George’s County, call 301-883-4748 

Where to Get Tested

Funeral Assistance

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

More information

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:

Emergency rental assistance is available to renters during COVID-19.

Prince George’s County

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.

Learn More:

Mission of Love

Mission of Love located in Capitol Heights, offers rental assistance, runs a day center, offers special events and sometimes can offer help in getting household items.

Learn More:

Montgomery County COVID-19 Rent Relief

Emergency food support resources are available during COVID-19.

Prince George’s County

Montgomery County

Regional and Maryland Statewide Programs

If you’re in need of mental health services and support, help is available.

Prince George’s

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

Montgomery County

Find out where to get clothing and other resources if you’re in need.

Montgomery County 

Interfaith Works is located in Rockville offers a clothing closest that clients can sign up to go shopping in.

Prince George’s County

Labor of Love located in Capitol Heights offers a clothing closet, a computer lab, tax help, food pantry, a senior center, and more!  

If you are a victim of domestic abuse help is available.

Montgomery County

Prince Georges County


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