PG Exec. Announces Govt Closures

BREAKING  In a statement just released moments ago,Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced that all County Government buildings will be closed to the public starting Monday.  Additionally, all Senior Nutrition Program sites managed by the County’s Department of Family Services will be closed and meal deliveries for seniors who are part of this program will begin Monday March 16th.

“In our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are making some prudent decisions regarding government operations and offices to protect Prince Georgians,” said Alsobrooks. “These upcoming changes to government operations will ensure our County Government continues to function and provide the critical programs and services that many of our most vulnerable residents rely on.”

The action comes as the number of confirmed cases in the county has reach 7th.  Prince George’s County agencies are working in concert to protect the County workforce, and the public, from the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Alsobrooks is overseeing a coordinated effort among County agencies, as well as partners such as Prince George’s County Public Schools, the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, to help flatten the infection curve of COVID-19.


Information on meal deliveries for seniors in the Senior Nutrition Program, as well as additional facility closures outside of Prince George’s County Government, is detailed below.

Prince George’s County Public Schools will be CLOSED from Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. During that closure, PGCPS will provide grab-and-go sack lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily at the following locations:

— Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Beltsville
— William Wirt Middle School, Riverdale Park
— Nicholas Orem Middle School, Hyattsville
— Kenmoor Middle School, Landover
— Benjamin Tasker Middle School, Bowie
— Walker Mill Middle School, Capitol Heights
— Drew-Freeman Middle School, Hillcrest Heights
— Thurgood Marshall Middle School, Temple Hills
— Stephen Decatur Middle School, Clinton

The Prince George’s County Department of Family Services is collaborating with the Department of Public Works and Transportation to provide meal deliveries for seniors who receive meals at the Department of Family Services, Senior Nutrition Program site – based on the center’s meal delivery schedule. Meal delivery services will begin on Monday, March 16, 2020. The Department of Family Services has arranged for seven frozen meal packs to be delivered by Department of Public Works and Transportation personnel, to seniors’ residences between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Seniors must be present to receive these meals, as the driver won’t leave the meals unless someone receives them. Seniors will receive a call to the contact number on the driver’s telephone sheet when the driver is 5 minutes away. Seniors should meet the Transit Operator at the door for the meal pack, as staff will not enter their home. For more information, seniors can contact the Senior Nutrition Program at 301-265-8475.

 

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation is closing all facilities with limited park maintenance operations and is cancelling all programs and events effective Monday, March 16, 2020. All parks, trails and playgrounds will remain open. The Department will credit funds for registrations classes, programs, rentals, and events or permits for park facilities.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System will be closed until further notice beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Library programs, outreach events, meeting room activities, and passport services will be suspended indefinitely. Book drops will be closed and fines will be waived.

You can see these updates and more on the county government website, along with the latest Coronavirus information, at mypgc.us.

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