New COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Sites
Dear Friends,

Sine Die, Latin for “without day” is the term for the final day of our 90 day Legislative Session where bills must pass both the House and Senate by midnight to become law. Sine Die is less than one week away on Monday, April 12, 2021. We are busily preparing our End-of-Session Report for you with highlights of work accomplished over the 90 days.  

We have seen increased access to COVID vaccinations and below you will find the updates and links for the most recent information. New COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Sites are opening each week and we will have vaccine registration open for all Marylanders age 16+ this month. The light is at the end of the tunnel as we work in the months ahead to vaccinate all Marylanders.

Please also see updates on tax preparation, a business relief grant opportunity and MAGLEV public hearing information. As always, please reach out to me at any time with questions or concerns.  
Geraldine Valentino-Smith
Delegate, Maryland House of Delegates, District 23A
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Maryland’s Accelerated COVID-19
Vaccine Roll Out -- April 2021
Beginning Tuesday, April 6, all Marylanders 16 and older will be eligible to get vaccinated at mass vaccination sites. By next Monday, April 12, all Marylanders 16 and older will be eligible to schedule appointments and get vaccinated through all providers. 
Deadline Today
COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program  
The Maryland Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Maryland Small Business COVID-19 RELIEF Grant Program through April 6th, 2021 at 11:59 pm but the deadline may be extended. Please CLICK HERE for additional information
Mass Vaccination Sites
The fastest and most efficient way to get vaccinated at a mass vaccination site is by pre-registering for an appointment. To pre-register for a Mass Vaccine site please do the following: 1) click on pre-register at a mass vaccination site; 2) click on pre-register 3) Enter information 4) Fill out screening 5) select your preferred Mass Vaccination site 6) certify and check final box.

You can also call Maryland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Support Center at 1-855-MD-GOVAX (1-855-634-6829). Advocates are available seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. There are a total of 12 mass vaccination sites available for pre-registration, including seven more to open this month. See a Map of the Mass Vaccination sites here

  • Three more vaccination sites open this week: Greenbelt Metro Station, Montgomery College in Germantown, and the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

  • Two mass vaccination sites open the week of April 12: Frederick Community College, and the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.

  • The Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen site opens the week of April 19, and the state is working to open The Mall in Columbia site the same week as well.

  • No-Appointment Lines Expand:  Wicomico Youth and Civic Center site (Salisbury)and Hagerstown Premium Outlets site have “no appointment” walk up lines. Additional no-appointment walk-up lines will be announced as they open. Marylanders should be aware that the process for the no-appointment lines will take longer, and there is no guarantee of receiving a vaccine.

  • Nearly 500 Pharmacies Offering Vaccines. COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being held at 481 retail and independent pharmacies statewide. To find the closest pharmacy provider in your area, Maryland residents click here. 

Map of All Vaccination Sites throughout Maryland

To see a comprehensive list of mass vaccination sites, pharmacies and hospital vaccine providers throughout the state go to this link.  

Prince George's County Library Vaccine Hunters
Hot line

  • The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System has launched a Vaccine Hunter Hotline. Prince George's County residents and workers can call 240-392-3622 to get help with vaccine questions, pre-registration lists, and direct appointment bookings with available providers. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-7pm.
  • The County’s vaccine bulletin is available here.
  • The Federal tax deadline has been extended until May 17 and the Maryland tax deadline until July 15. Please see this tax resource for timely information from the state of Maryland Comptroller.

  • The Cash Campaign of Maryland has free tax preparation if you qualify by income: Go to this link for more information.
Privately Funded SC- MAGLEV High Speed Train- Public Hearings: APRIL 6, 8 and 10, 2021
The public comment period and hearings for the SC-MAGLEV, the proposed, privately funded high speed train from Baltimore to Washington is happening now. The release of the DEIS (Draft Environmental Impact Study) from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has raised many economic impact and environmental issues. Please see this link for further information on public hearing participation. The public hearings will be broadcast here
Utility Assistance
For assistance to pay utilities, tenants should apply at the Maryland Department of Human Services, Office of Home Energy Programs by clicking here. Renters also can contact their utility provider(s) to discuss assistance options available to them. For Pepco, click here. For Washington Gas, click here. For BGE, click here
Food Insecurity
The Prince George's County Food Equity Council is maintaining a list of food assistance resources available across the County, updated regularly. To view a map with links to resources, click here.
The County has  assistance with food, click here.  
Housing Assistance
The Prince George's County Department of Social Services (DSS) has a variety of programs to assist County residents in the area of emergency housing, homelessness. If you're facing eviction or foreclosure, click here.
By Authority of Friends For Geraldine Valentino-Smith, Elizabeth Ryan, Treasurer