COVID-19 Resource Center

Photo of serena jaros

Serena Jaros
Independent Living COVID Coordinator
240-898-2181
sjaros@innow.org

Serena joined Independence Now in June 2020 to provide dedicated support to our consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has 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 Serena 240-898-2181 or send an email sjaros@innow.org.

COVID-19 Resources and Information

Find out the latest info on reopening your community.

Maryland State

https://governor.maryland.gov/recovery/

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/3416/County-Closures-Updates

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.

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/reopening/expanded-reopening.html

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.

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.

https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

Comcast Internet Essentials

https://internetessentials.com/

Free laptops for MCPS families

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus/chromebooks.aspx

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.

https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3703/Emergency-Rental-Assistance-Program

Montgomery County COVID-19 Rent Relief

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/SNHS/rent-relief.html

General Rent Relief

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS/RightNav/COVID19Applications.html#rap

Emergency food support resources are available during COVID-19.

Prince George’s 

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)

Montgomery County:

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

https://namipgc.org/

Montgomery County

https://namimc.org/

Care Calls During Covid

If you live in Prince George's or Montgomery Counties, Independence Now wants to connect!

Do you have a disability or are supporting someone with a disability living independently? Have you or this person expressed loneliness or anxiety due to the pandemic? Our call check in program will be an open ended weekly call to talk and share resources. Topics include general conversation, resources, information, and referral.  We’d also like to hear your recommendations for online group discussions.

News & Updates

Find the latest news and information on critical resources available for our consumers

Photo of protesters wearing medical masks.

Our Commitment to #FightRacism

In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Independence Now reaffirms our commitment to continue the important work of creating a more equitable and safe community for all. 

Read More »

Upcoming Events To Support You During Quarantine

Adaptive Wellness Class

Adaptive Wellness Class

Participants will engage in low- to moderate-intensity workouts with a personal trainer with experience training persons with limited to no mobility.

Find out more »
14 June 2021
Adaptive Wellness Class

Adaptive Wellness Class

Participants will engage in low- to moderate-intensity workouts with a personal trainer with experience training persons with limited to no mobility.

Find out more »
16 June 2021
Adaptive Wellness Class

Adaptive Wellness Class

Participants will engage in low- to moderate-intensity workouts with a personal trainer with experience training persons with limited to no mobility.

Find out more »
21 June 2021

Community Resources & Information

Prince George's County Official Logo
Prince George's County
Coronavirus Resource Center
Montgomery County Official Logo
Montgomery County
COVID-19 Information Portal
Maryland State Logo
Maryland Office of Peoples Counsel
COVID-19 Resources & Advocacy
Logo for Maryland Department of Disabilities
Maryland Department of Disabilities
COVID-19 News & Information
Administration for Community Living Official Logo
Administration for Community Living
COVID-19 Resource Center
Health Department Prince George's County
Prince George's County
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Montgomery County Official Logo
Montgomery County
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Scroll to top