March 17, 2020
 
Dear Friends,

I join with the CDC, Governor Hogan, Prince George's County officials and other experts to urge each of us to stay home as much as possible. If you must go out, please practice social distancing and stay six feet away from other people. COVID-19 is highly contagious and very dangerous for older adults and vulnerable members of our community. Please stay home.

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You may have recently received a postcard mailing from my office including information abou t the Census, important phone numbers, and the invitation to my annual District 3 Town Hall and Resource Fair.

Unfortunately, this mailing was printed and at the post office prior to a full understanding of this pandemic. I do plan to host an online or phone-in Town Hall on Thursday, April 2. I hope to reschedule the Resource Fair for the fall. Please watch this email newsletter and my social media for additional details about participating in the Town Hall soon.

Today the County Council met in a partially virtual session. Several Council Members where there in person, with additional spacing in between us. Several Council Members joined via Skype. Very limited Council staff attended  in person and they also maintained larger-than-usual distances between each other. The public meeting was streamed live on our Council website. All other Council meetings for this week have been cancelled. The Council today voted on emergency legislation to allow our work to continue with modifications.

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Please bear with us as we seek to continue the crucial business of government while keeping the public and each other safe.

I mentioned previously my  staff and I are working from home at this time. We are checking the office voicemail (301-952-3060) hourly to respond promptly. 

Please also reach out via email to  CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us  or to individual staff members via their email addresses on the right sidebar.

Updates since my March 12 Email Newsletter:

The Prince George's County Food Equity Council has compiled a list of food assistance resources here.

SEED is distributing food weekly on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm at East Pines Community Center, 5819 Eastpine Drive, Riverdale. 

Christian Life Church will have a free produce distribution on Friday, March 20 , from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at 5600 Taylor Road, Riverdale. They will be asking attendees to maintain a distance from each other and to not crowd. 

Every Monday through Friday for the duration of school closures, any student, with or without a parent/guardian, may go to any one of these 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. 
  • Andrew Jackson Academy
  • Benjamin Tasker Middle School
  • Buck Lodge Middle School
  • Carmody Hills Elementary
  • District Heights Elementary
  • Drew-Freeman Middle School
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School
  • Hillcrest Heights Elementary
  • Frank Dent Elementary
  • John Bayne Elementary
  • Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary
  • Kenmoor Middle School
  • Langley Park McCormick Elementary
  • Longfields Elementary
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
  • Nicholas Orem Middle School
  • Port Towns Elementary
  • Samuel Chase Elementary
  • Stephen Decatur Middle School
  • Suitland Elementary
  • Templeton Elementary
  • Thurgood Marshall Middle School
  • Walker Mill Middle School
  • William Paca Elementary
  • William Wirt Middle School

Community Legal Services staff  is working remotely to continue to assist with civil legal questions including family law, landlord & tenant, and domestic violence. Their services are available online at www.clspgc.org or via our hotline at 240-391-6370. They will continue to process intakes for direct representation once the courts resume normal operations.

Reminders from previous updates:

Prince George's County Health Department continues to work closely with other agencies and is taking steps to keep Prince Georgians safe and healthy. Here are some resources to assist:



As always, feel free to reach out to a member of my District 3 team or me if we can help you in any way. I am sharing updates regularly on social media, especially my Facebook page
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Together Strengthening Our Community,




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UPDATE:
Registrations for the County Executive's Tele-Town Hall scheduled for tonight are full. However, interested residents can watch live at 6:30 p.m. on CTV Channel 76
(Verizon Fios 42).


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PGCMLS branches are closed.  Free online resources are still available with your library card. 

Remember, all PGCPS students have access to online resources through their Link Account with their Student ID.

Learn a new language, download comics, conduct research and so much more free through PGCMLS  onlineDownload e-books, audio books and more through Libby and other apps .
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 Contact Your 
D3 Team
301-952-3060

CouncilDistrict3
@co.pg.
md.us
 
Wanda Brooks 
Citizen Services Specialist
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geneather Lloyd
Office Manager & Scheduler
glloyd@co.pg.md.us 
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Aimee Olivo 
Chief of Staff
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Leah Show-Wright
Policy Intern
CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us
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Alina Smith
Latino Liaison
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Alesha Wilson
Community Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator
aewilson@co.pg.md.us


If you have received this e-news from someone other than my office, and are interested in receiving this update directly, please email CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us or call (301) 952-3060.