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RE-OPENINGS AND RULES

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DAILY UPDATE

Update for 5/29

COVID CASES FOR 20770: 309

May 29 2020

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY EXECUTIVE ORDER

As part of the modified phase one reopening, certain businesses and services will be able to reopen in Prince George’s County with modifications to ensure the health and safety of employees and residents.  The modified phase one reopening will include the following:

  • Retail stores will be able to open with curbside pickup only.
  • Manufacturing will reopen, following CDC guidelines.
  • Barbershops and hair salons will be allowed to open for hair services only and by appointment only, with one customer per 200 square feet and use of PPE.  This includes face masks and gloves for all employees.  Customers must also wear masks, and shops must have appropriate floor markings to create adequate social distancing.
  • Restaurants may open with outside seating only.  There can be no more than 6 people seated at a table, tables must be at least six feet apart, and no more than 50 people will be allowed at any outdoor restaurant establishment regardless of space.  Employees must receive health screenings prior to their shifts, and all employees must wear face coverings.
  • Houses of worship can open for gatherings of 10 people or less.  Otherwise, they must maintain online services only.
  • Farmer’s markets will be able to open for carryout only, maintaining proper social distancing and following CDC guidelines.
  • Childcare facilities will be able to open for essential employees and for employees who are returning to work as part of the modified phase one.
  • Car washes may open with automated systems, but drivers and passengers must stay inside of the vehicles at all times.

In addition, some restrictions and openings currently in place will remain.  Parks, along with their golf courses and tennis courts, will remain open, with appropriate social distancing measures in place.  Basketball courts, playgrounds and pools will remain closed.  Fitness facilities and nail salons will remain closed.  Contact sports such as basketball and soccer are not permitted.  Residents and visitors must continue to wear face coverings inside all businesses and on public transportation, and businesses must continue to enforce social distancing.

For County Government, buildings will remain closed to the public and employees will continue to telework.  The County Government is still open and operational, adding a number of virtual services in our agencies to ensure that we can still serve our residents. 

The Executive Order issued by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks is now posted at

https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3221 


GREENBELT RECREATION ANNOUNCES ITS SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

Greenbelt Recreation has come up with a wide variety of mixed media camp programs and classes that use virtual and real-life experience as well as connections to well known camp counselors. In additions, a number of summer classes have also been made available. 

Camp Registration begins:

  • For all families who registered for on-site camps: May 28
  • General open registration: June 8

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SUMMER CLASSES and WORKSHOPS: VISUAL and PERFORMING ARTS

Music, dance, visual arts and ceramics classes for all ages are available this summer on Zoom! Registration opens June 1 for Greenbelt residents, and June 3 for non-residents. Registration is welcome online or by email; in-person and mail-in registration are not available this session. Classes will begin during or after the week of June 15. 

View the Guide to Summer Arts Classes*
Register online with RecLink
Register with a fillable PDF
Request registration assistance: Ruth Campbell, Administrative Assistant

*This is a complete guide to classes that are currently available for summer. Should any additional classes be added, in arts or other subject areas, they will be posted here and announced on social media. Follow Greenbelt Recreation and Greenbelt Recreation Arts on Facebook for program updates.

 

VISIT THE GREENBELT VIRTUAL RECREATION CENTER FOR

INFORMATION ON ALL THESE PROGRAMS.


 GREENBELT DAY WEEKEND GOES ON IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD

The City of Greenbelt has planned out a full weekend of events and programs to commemorate Greenbelt's traditional birthday celebration. Below is just some of the activities that have been planned. To access the programs and for more information, see the listing on our events calendar at https://www.greenbeltmd.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/2828/2882

Friday, June 5

Greenbelt Flag and City Seal: Coloring pages will be available for download.

Performance Spotlight: Here To Stay: The Music Of The Greenbelt Pioneers Video link will be posted here; view at your leisure. 

Saturday, June 6

Performance Spotlight: Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars Pending.

Eleanor Roosevelt Word Find, provided by the Greenbelt Museum: will be available for download.

Film Spotlight: Historic Maryland: Greenbelt by Courtney Coombs at Riderwood TV. Video link will be posted here; view at your leisure. 

Instagram Contest: remember to post your photos by June 7 to be eligible for a prize drawing! See details above.

Sunday, June 7: An Artful Afternoon

Community Bear Hug: Enjoy a suite of bear-themed arts for all ages, including a story, an introduction to spring Bear Dances, drawing activities, a stuffed bear sewing project, and a guide to “Bear Hunt” sightings in windows around Greenbelt! Activities will be posted here. 

Living Picture Gallery: remember to send in your tableaux vivant images for sharing on social media!


The diaper program is now open to all Prince George's County residents! Use this link to apply
https://forms.gle/yNrDyTkngkK1s5wx6Emergency Diaper Pick-Up Includes PG County Residents

 

 


 

 STATE OF MARYLAND

Governor Hogan Issues Two Additional COVID-19 Emergency Orders
Extends Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs and Residential Late Fees to July 1
Expands Services Provided by Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries, Including Outdoor Seating
Testing Expansion Continues as State’s Positivity Rate Drops to 12.0 Percent
Major State Testing Site Open Today at Six Flags America  - Read Press Release here


 

 

 

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PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY SCHOOLS 2020-21 STUDENT REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 1

Prince George's County Public Schools sent this bulletin at 05/29/2020 03:41 PM EDT - Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince George envió este boletín/anuncio a 05/29/2020 03:41 PM EDT

2020-21 PGCPS Student Registration Opens June 1 |La matrícula de estudiantes de PGCPS 2020-2021 comienza el 1 de junio |L'inscription des élèves à PGCPS pour l’année 2020-21 commence le 1er juin

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) online registration for the 2020-21 school year will open Monday, June 1, starting with Early Childhood Programs.

Parents and guardians may register children online following the timetable listed below.

June 1: Early Childhood Programs
-Infant and Toddler, PreK Special Education and Prekindergarten (for children who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1)
-Kindergarten (for children who will be at least 5 years old on or before Sept. 1)
-Early entrance to Prekindergarten (for children who will be 4 years old between Sept. 2 and Oct. 15)
-Early entrance to Kindergarten (for children who will be 5 years old between Sept. 2 and Oct. 15)

June 4: Specialty Programs and Charter Schools
-Talented and Gifted (TAG)
-Creative and Performing Arts
-Language Immersion
-Montessori
-High school specialty programs
-All charter schools

June 8: Transitional Students
All rising middle school 6th or 7th graders and rising high school 9th graders must register, including those attending a boundary school.

July 1: New Students
All registrants who are new to a comprehensive boundary school or PGCPS.

The following documents are needed for registration:
-Birth certificate
-Immunization records
-Last report card
-Proof of residency
-Government-issued ID

Register online:pgcpsmdc.scriborder.com.

 

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NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION

The National Restaurant Association has just issued an updated Covid19 Reopening Guidance Brochure for restaurant owners. For other resources: RESTAURANT.ORG/COVID19 


 

Update for 5/27-28 

COVID CASES FOR 20770:  304

May 28 2020

 

 

STATE OF MARYLAND

Please keep in mind that Prince George's County is following the policies of the County Executive.

  • Governor Hogan Announces Resumption of Outdoor Dining, Additional Activities to Complete Stage One of Recovery
  •  Youth Sports, Day Camps, Outdoor Pools Can Reopen Under Strict Protocols and
    Public Health Guidance,
  •  Maryland’s Positivity Rate Has Dropped By More Than Half Since Peaking on April 7; State Adds New Data to Public Dashboard
  •  Maryland Reaches Goal of 10,000 Tests Per Day, Has Completed More Than
    300,000 COVID-19 Tests
  •  Will Continue Flexible, Community-Based Approach for Reopening; Nearly All Jurisdictions Have Entered or Announced Plans to Enter Stage One

See press release here


 

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HOW TO WEIGH THE RISK OF GOING OUT IN THE CORONVIRUS PANDEMIC IN ONE CHART

“There’s been a polarization between two purported options of staying home indefinitely … versus going back to business as usual,” Julia Marcus, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Harvard, told me. “The idea of harm reduction gives us a way of thinking about risk as a continuum and thinking about the middle ground between those two options.”

Marcus and Boston University epidemiologist Eleanor Murray created an infographic showing the different scales of risk. We at Vox were inspired by it and, with Marcus and Murray’s permission, adapted it:

GO OUT CHART


 

CDC INFORMATION CONCERNING ANTIBODY TESTING

Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody Testing in Clinical and Public Health Settings

Data that will inform serologic testing guidance is rapidly evolving.  Recommendations on the use of serologic tests to determine protective immunity and infectiousness among persons recently infected with SAR-CoV-2 will be updated as new information becomes available. Read More...

REOPENING INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES

The City of Greenbelt Director of Economic Development has put together a very comprehensive list of information and links for businesses considering reopening.  Download it here!

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

o   The FDA has issued an Emergency Use Authorization in response to concerns relating to insufficient supply and availability of gowns and other apparel, such as operating-room shoe covers, for use by health care personnel as PPE for use in health care settings in accordance with CDC recommendations. FDA

o   The FDA has provided flexibility to farms regarding eligibility for the qualified exemption under the Produce Safety Rule during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Farms that are currently eligible for the qualified exemption and associated modified requirements will still be considered eligible, even if they shift sales away from qualified end-users, so long as they continue to meet the requirement that their average food sales during the previous three years total less than $500,000 (adjusted for inflation). FDA

 

 

Update for 5/26/20

COVID Cases for 20770: 291

may 26 2020

CAPITAL FOOD BANK LINK

ThIS link for the Capital Area Food Bank will provide resources for a wide array of services.  There are also 5 community food banks listed within a 5 mile radius of Greenbelt.

 NEW INTERACTIVE TESTING MAP

A new interactive map of COVID-19 testing sites is now available from MDH. Users can find nearby testing locations and learn more about hours of operation and appointment policies. MDH

COVID TESTING SITES


 

  

STATE OF MARYLAND

  • Governor Larry Hogan announced that the state has now distributed more than 6,700 vials of the antiviral drug Remdesivir to hospitals statewide to help treat COVID-19 patients. Maryland
  • The Comptroller of Maryland is urging businesses temporarily closed due to COVID-19 to use the Business TeleFile system. This automated system is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week and streamlines the filing of sales and use tax, as well as withholding taxes when no taxes are owed for a filing period. Comptroller of Maryland
  • The State Court of Appeals has issued an Administrative Order on the Progressive Resumption of Full Function of Judiciary Operations. The administrative order provides direction to the courts across the state as the judicial branch continues to monitor the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Beginning June 05 at 5:00 PM (1700), Maryland courts will resume functions through a (Phased One through Five) plan. 
  • The courts will require all individuals seeking access to a courthouse or court office location, to answer a set of COVID-19 screening questions, be subject to temperature checks, wear a facial covering or mask, and practice social distancing. Maryland Courts
  • ANNAPOLIS, MDAdventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center today became the first hospital in the nation to install STAAT Mod TM (Strategic, Temporary, Acuity-Adaptable Treatment) modular units to care for COVID-19 and other critically ill patients.
  • These units, designed by HGA and prefabricated and assembled by The Boldt Company, arrived on site April 25, were assembled and connected to the hospital infrastructure, and are ready to receive their first COVID-19 patients this month

AMERICAN RED CROSS

o   The Red Cross is offering a free online course called “Mental Health First Aid for COVID-19”. Red Cross

 NEW CDC ARTICLE: WHEN YOU CAN BE AROUND OTHERS AFTER HAVING COVID-19

When you can be around others (end home isolation) depends on different factors for different situations. Find CDC’s recommendations for your situation below.

I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms

 

You can be with others after

  • 3 days with no fever and
  • Symptoms improved and
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared
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Depending on your healthcare provider’s advice and availability of testing, you might get tested to see if you still have COVID-19. If you will be tested, you can be around others when you have no fever, symptoms have improved, and you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.

I tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms

 

If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after:

  • 10 days have passed since test
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Depending on your healthcare provider’s advice and availability of testing, you might get tested to see if you still have COVID-19. If you will be tested, you can be around others after you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.

If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above for “I think or know I had COVID, and I had symptoms.”

I have a weakened immune system (immunocompromised) due to a health condition or medication. When can I be around others?

 

People with conditions that weaken their immune system might need to stay home longer than 10 days. Talk to your healthcare provider for more information.  If testing is available in your community, it may be recommended by your healthcare provider.  You can be with others after you receive two negative test results in a row, at least 24 hours apart.

If testing is not available in your area, your doctor should work with an infectious disease expert at your local health department to determine if you are likely to spread COVID-19 to others and need to stay home longer.

For Anyone Who Has Been Around a Person with COVID-19

 

It is important to remember that anyone who has close contact with someone with COVID-19 should stay home for 14 days after exposure based on the time it takes to develop illness.

For healthcare professionals

 

Criteria for Return to Work for Healthcare Personnel with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19


 

 

Update for 5/22/20

COVID CASES FOR 20770: 275

MAY 23, 2020

GREENBELT TO HOLD VIRTUAL MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY 

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 at 11am, a virtual ceremony presented by the Greenbelt American Legion and the City of Greenbelt will be held on the City of Greenbelt Facebook page and the City of Greenbelt YouTube channel.  Help us honor all the heroes that have fallen for our country by tuning in. Decorate your bikes in Red, White and Blue and take a picture to post on the page to show your support for these Heroes. 

VIRTUAL ACE TEACHER AWARDS

Each year, the Greenbelt Advisory Committee on Education honors one teacher from each of Greenbelt's schools as an ACE Educator.  These educators have gone above and beyond in influencing and teaching our Greenbelt students.  This year, the ACE Educator Awards will be presented virtually on Wednesday, May 27th at 7:00pm on the City of Greenbelt Facebook page and here on YouTube.  Join us and see all of the wonderful things that have happened in our schools.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS NEWSLETTER

Download this week's County Newsletter full on information on the upcoming opening phase for Prince George's County, Contact Tracing, Business Recovery Initiative, Opening of Golf Courses, the upcoming Primary Election, Summer at the Library, Covid Testing, and much more.


 

PGCPS VIRTUAL GRADUATION CEREMONY

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will honor the Class of 2020 with a systemwide “eGraduation” Celebration on May 30, at 7:00 PM (1900). The event will pay tribute to an estimated 8,000 seniors at 31 traditional, public charter and alternative high schools. PGCPS 

 

CHEVERLY TESTING SITE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 25

Cheverly Health Center testing/screening site and the Health Department COVID-19 Call Center hotline will be closed May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday. The hotline will continue normal operating hours on May 26, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (0800 – 2000). Cheverly Health Center will reopen COVID-19 screening and testing by appointment only at 10:00 AM (1000) on May 26. Prince George’s County SITREP (May 21)

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES VACCINE TRIAL (HHS)

HHS announced a collaboration between the company AstraZeneca and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to accelerate the development and manufacturing of an investigational vaccine, AZD1222. HHS and AstraZeneca will make at least 300 million doses of the vaccine, the first of which will be delivered as early as this October.

  • Phase 3 clinical studies are set to begin this summer.
  • This vaccine is the fourth vaccine candidate to receive BARDA support for late state development and manufacturing under Operation Warp Speed.
  • Health and Human Services (HHS)


     

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES RELIEF FUNDS FOR NURSING FACILITIES

 

  • HHS has begun distributing billions in additional relief funds to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to help them combat the devastating effects of COVID-19. Nursing homes play a pivotal role in providing skilled care to our nation’s vulnerable seniors. HHS

 U.S. DDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FUNDING

o   The USDA is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA Business & Industry CARES Act Program provisions. USDA


 

Governor Hogan and Walmart Announce Additional COVID-19 Test Sites in Maryland
Expansion of COVID-19 Testing Statewide Continues as Part of Long-Term Strategy
Testing Also Available at 17 CVS Stores and Two Rite Aid Stores 
Appointment-Free Testing at State-Operated Drive-Thru Sites Continues Today at Glen Burnie and Hyattsville VEIP Stations

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Walmart today announced the opening of additional COVID-19 test sites at Walmart stores in Maryland. This is the latest in a series of recent testing expansions in the state, including the announcement of new CVS sites yesterday, and follows Governor Hogan’s emergency order earlier this week authorizing the state’s nearly 1,200 pharmacies to order and administer COVID-19 tests.

“As Maryland continues to dramatically expand testing availability and broaden the criteria for COVID-19 testing statewide, we are excited to be forging new partnerships with private sector companies like Walmart,” said Governor Hogan. “With the addition of test sites at some of our Walmart stores, we are continuing to make significant progress on our long-term testing strategy for the state.” More...


 

BELTWAY PLAZA SURVEY FOR REOPENING

Beltway Plaza sent out the following:

"We're listening to your suggestions for the grand re-opening of Beltway Plaza Mall (Coming Soon).

As one of our valued Mall customers, we want to hear from you! We created a consumer survey because we'd like to get a better understanding of the types of stores and events that interest you and that will be active at Beltway Plaza. The recommendations from federal and local public health officials, as well as your comments and suggestions will help guide us as we prepare to re-open Beltway Plaza Mall."

Take this survey

Thank you for filling out the survey and by doing so you will be helping to make Beltway Plaza Mall a safe, healthy and secure shopping environment.

Sincerely,
Beltway Plaza Mall Management

 

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