September 4, 2020
Today County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced Prince George's County will not move to Phase 3. Instead, we will remain at Phase 2 of the Coronavirus recovery. Learn more about numbers, testing, and guidelines for the County at the COVID-19 dashboard or about the University of Maryland at their 4Maryland reopening site. Read the latest Executive Order here.
Please join me on Tuesday, September 8, for the first in a new series of events I'm hosting called "Virtual Connections." The first three will take place for 45 minutes over lunch with a short presentation and plenty of time for Q&A.
On Tuesday, September 6, from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Board of Education Members Pamela Boozer-Strother, Bryan Swann and Joshua Thomas will join us to provide updates and answer your questions. Register here to receive the link and phone number to join us.
The next two Virtual Connections forums are the following:
Tuesday, September 15, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Board of Elections Supervisor Alisha Alexander
Wednesday, September 23, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm with Acting Prince George's County Police Chief Hector Velez and Community Oriented Police Officers
Please register today for one or more of these Virtual Connections.
You may have heard the the 2020 Census is ending four weeks early in the middle of an already-challenging year for the Census.
We know that as many as 40% of our neighbors have NOT been counted. This will affect our community for the next decade -- fewer resources spread among more people.
Please join me to show that in OUR community #EVERYONECOUNTS. Sign up for a 1-hour online training then join my team and me at a food distribution site or elsewhere in the community to get neighbors to fill out the Census on the spot.
We'll be socially-distanced and give you everything you need to be safe and successful. (Ability to speak some Spanish or Middle Eastern languages is especially helpful.) Sign up today. We're almost out of time.
Sign up or learn more: https://tinyurl.com/d3everyonecounts
Back to School
Last week, I joined Heart of America
at Lamont Elementary School to celebrate the makeover Heart of America completed on the school's library and communications studio. Together with Principal McClain we also distributed distance-learning materials to Lamont students including two books Principal McClain will read virtually with the students this year. We are all excited for students, teachers and staff to enjoy the newly renovated spaces when they eventually return to the school buildings.
I also joined Volunteers of America at Carrollton Elementary to distribute school supplies to students.
Our next partnership with Heart of America will be at Glenn Dale Elementary where we will make improvements to their library and build an outdoor learning area, both of which will be ready whenever students return to the building.
I'm grateful to Heart of America and Prince George's County Public Schools for their support in completing these make-overs, including the prior make-over of the College & Career Center at Parkdale High School last September. Free Meals for Youth Ages 2-18
Prince George's County Public School meals are now open and FREE to all youth ages 2-18. Meals are distributed every Monday and Wednesday at schools and via school bus at community locations across the County. No ID is required if students go to the meal sites. If an adult picks up meals without a child, they will need to provide the student ID# or recent report card.
Please note, due to the Labor Day holiday, next week meals will be distributed on Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9. They will return the normal Monday/Wednesday schedule the following week.
Learn more and view the list of locations here.
Meals for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
I'm pleased to partner again with the Prince George's County Department of Family Services to distribution boxes of meals for District 3 Seniors age 60+ on September 16 and September 30.
I am thrilled we are now able to offer these meal boxes to District 3 residents--of any age--who have a disability.
Request your box of meals here
We are in need of volunteers who can spend approximately 2 hours delivering meals to seniors who are not able to pick up. Sign up here
Free Food Distributions This Saturday at 10:00 am:
St. Mary's Catholic Church
7301 Annapolis Road, Landover Hills
Ebenezer Church of God
7550 Buchanan St, Landover Hills
College Park Church of the Nazarene,
9704 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park
The nation's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order to STOP residential evictions through December 31, 2020 in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19.
Every adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or contract must fill out this form and submit it to their landlord. You must continue to pay rent if you are able. Tenants can still be evicted for issues other than non-payment.
Do you need help with threat of eviction or foreclosure? Contact Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP) at www.hiphomes.org or 301-966-3835.
County Council Legislative Sessions
County Council will resume County Council, Committee of the Whole, and District Council next week. View agendas, watch live-streamed or archived video, or sign up to provide public comments here.
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. #onlytogether
Together Strengthening Our Community,
P.S. Complete the 2020 Census TODAY! Call 844-330-2020, no code needed. Your community is counting on you to complete the Census 2020! #pgcensus #proudtobecounted #onlytogether