We take the COVID-19 pandemic very serious. Find our safety precautions for any of our in-person events here
Grocery & Essential Shopping Help
The College Park Rotary has set up a hotline to help those who are at high risk for COVID-19 and unable to leave home to get essentials and groceries. Call 240-781-6586 or email email@example.com.
The hotline is open between 9am to 6pm every day.
Route 1 Mask Match
As of today, Prince George's County requires all people going into grocery stores or pharmacies to wear face masks. If you live in College Park or along the Route 1 corridor and need a mask, go to www.route1maskmatch.org
to request a mask! This organization, put together by local volunteers, connects people who are able to make masks with those who need them. If you are able to donate your time or resources to make masks, go there and sign up today!
To join, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit their team's page here: facebook.com/route1maskmatch
Route 1 Mask Match provides handmade cloth masks to vulnerable neighbors in the Route 1 Corridor and helps flatten the curve of COVID-19 in the community. We serve the Maryland communities along the Greater Route 1 corridor. (See map for their service area.)
Check out the BTM Organizer Saba's website, FacemaskDC
Watch the feature from NBC4's Shomari Stone here
"I created FacemaskDC.com to be an easy way to connect people that need masks to small businesses providing them, including individuals looking to donate/sell masks. This initiative was created from scratch and by the people. It is fueled from our passion to make quality cloth face masks available to EVERYONE. As I pivoted my own brand @renderedinc to making face masks, I noticed two things; There's no accessible way to market your handmade facemask product to the masses, and the demand greatly exceeds the supply, thus FacemaskDC was born." Read the Maryland Today article here
Other Updates & Resources:
Please click the links/visit their websites for the latest information and announcements.
Metro/WMATA: Metro Service Level and Hours Reduced, College Park-UMD Station and other stations closed
ShuttleUM: Service suspended until further notice
Prince George’s County: Various closures and service suspensions, click for details
Maryland Public Schools (including Prince George’s County Public Schools): All schools closed through April 24, 2020
University of Maryland: Campus moved to an online environment
M-NCPPC/PG Parks & Recreation: All facilities, parks and playgrounds closed; trails remain open
State of Maryland: Updates, Executive Orders, Resources, Maryland Unites information and more
Governor Hogan Press Conferences: YouTube Channel
Maryland Unemployment Information: Department of Labor
Prince George’s County Press Conferences: YouTube Channel
Prince George’s County Unemployment Resources including Hourly Employee Relief Fund: Employpg.org
Tips for Managing Stress & Anxiety, as well as Surviving School Closures: April Municipal Scene Article