March 12, 2021
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This week marks, for many of us, one year since our world changed. Since the moment when distance learning and teleworking became the norm. Since the time when the inequities in our Country due to race or class became more deeply apparent. Some have lost loved ones. Others have lost jobs, struggled to pay rent, and to feed our families. Through it all, I could not be more proud of the resilience of our Prince George's County District 3 residents. We have gotten through the past year #OnlyTogether.
 
Now the light is at the end of the tunnel. Vaccine supply and distribution has ramped up considerably. Last week, the County Health Department alone administered 11,425 vaccines of the 31,000 given to County residents. As vaccine supply increases, the County health department is prepared to administer 15,000+ vaccines each week. All residents of Prince George's County who are in Phase 1A or 1B should now have a vaccine appointment. If you pre-registered but do not yet have an appointment, please call 311. All residents of Prince George's County age 16+, should now also pre-register for the vaccine through the County Health Department and Luminis Health via the links below. Visit the State of Maryland website for a listing of all locations with the vaccine.



Emergency Rental Assistance
Prince George's County has launched the third round of emergency rental assistance. 
 
Six local nonprofit organizations are available to assist tenants with the application and paperwork, including several with Spanish speakers.
 
Please share this information widely.
 
Who may apply?
Owners, landlords or property managers holding a valid rental license with occupied rental units. Tenants may apply directly only if their landlord will not apply for funding on their behalf or if the tenant is only applying for utility assistance.

What can the Emergency Rental Assistance Program cover?
Landlords may apply for each tenant's delinquent rental payments beginning on or after April 1, 2020. The monthly amount of assistance is based on the actual rent value less all late fees, interest, and other costs associated with the tenant's default. DHCD will provide funding for rent only, up to 12 months. If the tenant applies directly for funding because their landlord will not apply on their behalf, eligible tenants can receive up to 6 months of rental assistance and/or utility payments.
 
Learn more: 
 
Please note: Use the Google Translate button to translate the website into Spanish or many other languages.
Fiscal Year 2022 Budget
Prince George's County Executive Angela Alsobrooks transmitted her proposed Fiscal Year 2022 budget to the County Council on Thursday, March 11. The County Council will spend the next several months reviewing the proposed budget for each agency in public work sessions. We will hold two public budget hearings, April 26 and May 5, at 5:00 p.m.

Environmental Justice Legislation
On Tuesday, I was proud to propose CB-18-2021 which would require an environmental justice analysis prior to the approval of Special Exceptions for Class 3 fill and Sanitary landfill/rubble fill uses in Prince George's County.

Reopening Executive Order

Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced yesterday that the County is expanding COVID-19 capacity limits for businesses and other establishments due to a continued and significant decline in the County’s positivity rate and other key COVID-19 metrics, and due to increasing vaccination rates in the County. Prince George’s County Executive Order #8 will go into effect on Friday, March 12, at 5:00 p.m. Please note: this order is different than the changes announced by Governor Hogan.

Key changes include:
  • Increasing many establishments to 50% capacity
  • Allowing indoor theaters, concert venues and funeral homes to operate at 50%
  • Allowing large gatherings to increase to 20 indoor and 50 outdoor

March 19: Health Equity in Prince George's County
Place join Council Member Dannielle Glaros and representatives from Mary's Center and the Regional Primary Care Coalition on Friday, March 19, from 12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

#OnlyTogether - Ways to Help
Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers are needed to help with vaccine distribution. Learn more and sign up ere: https://bit.ly/PGCMedicalReserveand be sure to select Prince George's County. 

Shephard's Table is seeking volunteers to distribute meals on Tuesday and Thursday evening at Riverdale Elementary School. Sign up here: https://shepherdstable.volunteerhub.com/

Route One Communities Care has partnered with Greater Riverdale Cares to support local restaurants and feed neighbors in need. Learn more at feedrouteone.org or
#ICYMI - In Case You Missed It
Contact Your District 3 Team

Wanda Brooks, wjbrooks@co.pg.md.us

geneather Lloyd, glloyd@co.pg.md.us

Aimee Olivo, aeolivo@co.pg.md.us

Alina Smith, amsmith@co.pg.md.us

Alesha Wilson, aewilson@co.pg.md.us