May 15, 2020

  
Dear Friends,

While you may be aware that other parts of our state are beginning to open; it is not safe for us to do so. The Prince George's County Stay At Home Order remains in effect through June 1st.

Prince George's County has 10,400 confirmed cases and over 350 deaths. For the second week in a row, we are averaging 9 deaths per day from this virus, making it the leading cause of death among Prince Georgians. We must continue to do what's right and necessary to  protect our collective health and well-being.

We all need to continue to stay at home, except for essential activities like going to the grocery store, picking up medication, checking on a family member or other permitted outdoor activities like exercising or walking.

The following guidelines are still in effect:

Malls & Retail stores remain closed - Barber shops, beauty salons, nail parlors & tattoo parlors are included

Bars, Gyms, movie theaters and other large entertainment & recreational venues will remain closed

No gatherings of over 10 or more are permitted

Dining in at Restaurants is not permitted at this time

Houses of worship should not resume in person services but continue offering virtual worship services.

Lastly, we need everyone to continue social distancing - allowing 6 feet or more between yourself and others & wearing face coverings.

For up-to-date information about our efforts to fight COVID-19, visit MyPGC.us and if you have general coronavirus questions, please call the hotline at 301.883.6627.

Several food distributions are taking place tomorrow, Saturday, May 16, in or near Council District 3:

10:00 am, Ebenezer We Care We Share,  at New Carrollton Municipal Bldg, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy

10:00 am, College Park Church of the Nazarene,  9704 Rhode Island Avenue, College Park

11:00 am, Capital Area Food Bank, Coastal Sunbelt Produce & Brighter Bites at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 7207 Annapolis Road, Landover Hills

11:30 am, United Baptist Church,  7701 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton

11:30 p m, Ebenezer Church of God,  7550 Buchanan Street, Landover Hills

Every Monday my staff publishes a list of food distribution locations in and near District 3. Please check my Facebook page for the graphic.

Thanks to CARES Act funding through the USDA, Coastal Sunbelt Produce and Brighter Bites will provide 2,000 boxes of fresh produce weekly at sites throughout Council District 3. This would only be possible with numerous volunteers who will manage each site. Watch for the announcement on Monday for times and locations.

Thanks to WJLA for spotlighting one of our hot meal distribution sites with Christian Life Center. Watch here. Donations to Greater Riverdale Cares allow CKAR to purchase meals from locally-owned restaurants which are distributed to those in need throughout District 3. Greater Riverdale Cares helps these locally-owned restaurants keep staff on payroll and feeds local residents in need.

Temporary, Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERA) is now available to help with rent and utility payments for tenants whose employment income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. 

This assistance may help prevent arrears and late fees from accumulating and prevent evictions from occurring. Depending upon need, applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to $1,800.00 per month for a maximum of up to 3 months of emergency rental assistance.

Learn more at mypgc.us/renthelp or call 211 or 301-864-7161.

I have created an online form in English and Spanish to help connect District 3 residents with resources and assistance.

The top portion of the online form lists numerous resources. The bottom portion requests contact information and a brief description of needs. My team and I will use this form to help connect District 3 residents in need with with assistance. Please share the link https://bit.ly/D3Help with others. (Note this shortened link it is case-sensitive.) Not sure if you live in D3? Look at the map here. Of course you are always welcome to reach out directly by calling 301-952-3060 or sending an email to CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us.

In coordination with Kaiser Permanente and Neighborhood Design Center, my office has put together a two-page resource document. Please download and share it widely.

The Maryland Primary Election  is Tuesday, June 2. Registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail. 

 
Please note: there was an error in the ballot mailing. Unfortunately, some Prince George's County voters were mailed the ballot instructions only in Spanish, when they were supposed to be printed and mailed in both English and Spanish. The State Board will mail the correct instructions to all affected voters. In the meantime voters who were affected by this error can access the instructions here:  https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/559/Board-of-Elections

All ballots MUST include the voter's signature and printed name on the back of the envelope. If you do not feel comfortable mailing your ballot, there are several ballot drop-off locations in Prince George's County, including the College Park Community Center. Drop off your ballot between May 21 and June 2. All ballots must be dropped off or postmarked by June 2 to be counted.

If you have not received your ballot, would like information about the limited in-person voting locations, or have questions please call the Board of Elections at 301-341-7300.

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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

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