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The General Election is right around the corner! It is encouraged that residents stay safe and consider voting by mail this election cycle.As a reminder, all registered voters should start receiving mail-in ballot applications in the mail soon. To request your mail-in ballot, please 1.) visit elections.mypgc.us, 2.) visit elections.maryland.gov or 3.) text "VBM" to 77788. When completing this application, remember to fully complete it, sign it, and then return it via the prepaid envelope or by dropping it off at the County Board of Elections in person. If you have received a mail-in ballot application in the mail, you must return the application by October 20 to receive a mail-in ballot for the November 3 election.
PLEASE NOTE: Your mail-in ballot application IS NOT the actual ballot!
KEY DATES & DEADLINESSeptember, 2020** - Ballots will be mailed by the end of September.** - Information on secure dropbox locations will be available. If mailing a ballot on November 3, voters are urged to go inside the post office to have a clerk postmark it.** - Completed mail-in ballots must be in a secure drop box by 8:00pm on November 3, 2020.
October 26, 2020 to November 2, 2020Polls open from 7:00am to 8:00pm each day. Information on voting centers will be available soon.ELECTION DAY - November 3, 2020
While your reviewing your D6 Weekend Reader with yourcup of joe, don’t forget to complete your 2020 Census! It only takes 10 minutes. As of September 15, 2020, the Maryland self-response rate is 70.1% and Prince George’s County is 68.3%.All households have until September 30 to respond online, by phone, via mail at My2020Census.gov or by phone at 1-844-330-2020 (English)/ 1-844-468-2020 (Spanish) to complete the Census.
Spread the word by encouraging your family, friends, neighbors and personal networks to complete their 2020 Census. Be sure to post your photos of your completed Census online using the following hashtags: #PGCensus2020 #CountDMVIn
On September 11, 2020, Prince George’s County Council Member Derrick Leon Davis and Prince George’s County Council Chair Todd M. Turner, in partnership with Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and Catholic Charities DC joined forces to address the root causes of food insecurity and health disparities, with a Community Food Distribution.
Held on the National Day of Service, the event brought together residents of Prince George’s County and surrounding communities to provide food resources and education to individuals who currently lack healthy, convenient, and affordable options, including PGCC students and their families.
Economic challenges resulting from the coronavirus pandemic have exacerbated food disparities in the county, creating hardship for many area residents, including those who have underlying health conditions. The food distribution event, part of a larger initiative, is just one of the many ways that the College will partner with others to create a community in which basic needs are met for all residents.
In partnership with The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Council Member Derrick Leon Davis hosted a District 6 Coffee and Chat for residents on August 26
The discussion afforded residents with a presentation from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission on District 6’s two regional parks, Walker Mill Regional and Watkins Regional Park....
....as well updates regarding the implementation of the Central Avenue Connector Trail.....
....and details/scope of work for Westphalia Central Park.
To view the Coffee and Chat discussion in its entirety, please visit the following weblink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP9-wDhzb8I&feature=youtu.be.
Join the Prince George’s County Planning Department for its upcoming virtual Bowie-Mitchellville and Vicinity Master Plan Community Chat sessions this Fall, being held from held from September 22 through October 14, 2020. See chat schedule by visiting the following weblink: https://www.mncppc.org/4957/Community-Chat-Series.
These sessions are designed to provide greater insight into the eight key planning elements highlighted in the master plan: http://ow.ly/FZ8k30r9Obq.
Please note that the Community Chats will be held completely online with a link to the meetings being made available prior to the start of the meeting.
Interested community members are strongly encouraged to RSVP for these meetings: https://www.mncppc.org/4957/Community-Chat-Series.
For more information about the Bowie-Mitchellville Vicinity Master Plan, please visit its home page, courtesy of the Prince George’s County Planning Department: http://www.mncppc.org/3390/Bowie-Mitchellville-Master-Plan.
Through the County’s Stand Up & Deliver program, Prince George’s County will distribute groceries to go at various locations today, September 19, at 12:00pm and 12:30pm respectively. Please click on the flier to the left for additional details.
Through the County’s Stand Up & Deliver program, Prince George’s County will distribute groceries to go this Sunday, September 20, at the Community of Hope, located at 3737 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20748 at 10:00am. Please click on the flier to the left for additional details.
Grab and go meals for Seniors and individuals with disabilities will be available on September 23, 2020, from 12:00pm - 2:00pm at various locations across the County.Click on the graphic above for additional details about meal distribution and locations. Residents should register in advance online at mealstage.eventbrite.com.
For more information, please call 301-265-8699; TTY 301-699-2544.
This event is coordinated by the Prince George’s County Department of Family Services Aging & Disabilities Services Division in partnership with the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission.
Beginning September 21, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank will provide meals through its Grab N’ Go Program at various sites, Monday through Friday, from 2:30pm - 4:00pm, for residents 18 and under. Distribution events will take place throughout the County at multiple sites.Please click on the flyer to review those sites or call 301-699-2255 to obtain additional information.
Join the Prince George’s County Office of Community Relations as they partner with the Prince George’s County Health Department to host a virtual town hall meeting for all homeowners associations on Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30 PM. They will provide important updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 Election process.
To attend, visit the follow Zoom link: https://zoom.us/join. The Meeting ID and passwords are as follows:Meeting ID: 925-2678-8680Password: 354274Please click on the flier to the right for a larger view.
Curbside Bulky Items that are too big to fit in your trash bin won’t be hauled away in your regular curbside trash collection. Schedule your curbside bulky trash appointment today by calling 311 or visiting: bulkytrash.princegeorgescountymd.gov.
Have you signed up to receive Council Connection, the weekly wrap up of Council activity?
To subscribe and to read this week’s Council Connection in its entirety, please visit the following weblink: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDPGCLEG/bulletins/2a16da8. You can receive Council Connection on your mobile phone by texting "PGC COUNCIL" to 468311.
Have you signed up for County Executive Alsobrooks’ newsletter, Community Connections? Be sure to click on the graphic to the left to read the latest edition ofCommunity Connections and sign up to receive updates.
Be sure to sign up for The Source, the official newsletter of the Prince George’s County Office of Community Relations by clicking on he graphic to left or visiting the following weblink: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDPGC/bulletins/2a130d9
Please be advised thatPrince George’s Countyremains under a fullPhase Two reopening.
On September 16, 2020,Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced that several establishments are now able to reopen with capacity limits and other safety requirements under the County’s current phase 2 reopening status.
To review what services are in operation and prohibitedat this time, please review County Executive Angela Alsobrooks’ latest press release.
Residents, pleaseremember that facecoverings are requiredin all indoor retail stores and business establishments including gyms and largechain retail establishments.There are updates to the previous versions of this infographic. Please click onthe above flier to view additional details.
Prince George’s County has updated its COVID-19 dashboard to include data and trends for key metrics being monitored throughout this pandemic. This information helps to inform the decisions related to the County’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and recovery.
View the dashboard.
Residents that see aCOVID-19 safety protocol violation in a Countybusiness can report that violation via phone or email.The County’s COVID-19 Ambassador ComplianceTeam will then performa site visit to follow-upon that concern.
The Prince George’s County Health Department offersFREE COVID-19 tests for individuals with or without symptoms that have been exposed to or suspected to have been exposed to a COVID-19-positive person.
Patients do not need an appointment, a doctor’s prescription, or insurance toget tested. All County-run testing sites accommodate testing for those in a caror on foot.
For more information on the County’s testing site locations and times, visit the County’s COVID-19 Testing web portal:https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3472/COVID-19-Testing
Retests are available atour Health Department’s COVID-19 testing sites.Currently, to get morethan one test at a County-operated site, residentsmust fall into one of the categories in the attached infographic which details the following:at least one of the following criteria:• have a known/suspected exposure to a positive case• have symptoms• are part of a County contact tracing case investigation and were directed to be testedFor more information about testing, residents can also call our COVID-19 hotline at 301-883-6627 for questions about testing or other COVID-19 concerns. Stay updated at: health.mypgc.us/coronavirus.
Derrick Leon DavisPrince George’s County CouncilCouncil District 6
Nellvenia W. JohnsonChief of Staff/Legislative Aide NWJohnson@co.pg.md.us
Jeffery A. TaylorCitizen Services SpecialistJATaylor@co.pg.md.us
Rita D. LassiterCitizen Services SpecialistRDLassiter@co.pg.md.us
Lenne’ D. WhiteOffice Manager/Administrative Aide LDWhite@co.pg.md.us
Council District 6 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
District 6 Office: (301) 952-3426