March 10, 2020
This morning Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced that three Prince George's County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, a couple who traveled abroad on a cruise and a woman who attended an out-of-state conference. They are self-quarantined at home. Additional investigation is being done to understand any contact these residents may have had. Watch the County Executive's press conference
on these latest cases as well as measures taken in the County to decrease the spread of the virus.
The County now has a
COVID-19 hotline operating at 301-883-6627. Please call the hotline and not 911 if you need to speak to someone about the virus. Contact a doctor if you develop the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath. Symptoms may develop 2-14 days after exposure.
The 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:
Alert Prince George's is Prince George's County's "Public" communications system that sends emergency alerts, notifications, and updates to your registered devices. It is information sharing between County Government and interested participants who wish to receive critical, real-time information. If you have not already signed up to receive notifications from Alert Prince George's, please sign up today.
I urge all residents to take everyday preventative steps to slow the spread of respiratory illnesses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Individuals with health challenges with their kidneys, lungs, or heart as well as those over the age of 60 are considered to be most vulnerable to this virus. If you have these conditions, you are advised to stock up on medication and minimize contact with others.
Our District 3 Town Hall Meeting and Resource Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 2. I anticipate making a decision closer to the date about postponement and will share that via email and social media.
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. #onlytogether
Together Strengthening Our Community,