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See the County's re-openings below!
The Health Department is not yet vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds against COVID-19 but it is prepared to when the time comes. First, the CDC will release its recommendation as soon as today about vaccinating that age group. Once that happens and the State provides guidance, County-operated clinics will accept 12- to 15-year-olds to get vaccinated. We will keep you updated.
El Departamento de Salud aún no está vacunando a los niños de 12 a 15 años contra el COVID-19, pero está preparado cuando llegue el momento. Primero, los CDC publicarán su recomendación tan pronto como hoy sobre la vacunación de ese grupo de edad. Una vez que eso suceda y el estado proporcione consejo, las clínicas operadas por el condado vacunarán los niños de 12 a 15 años. Le mantendremos informado.
FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit
The FCC is accepting enrollments for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. You may be eligible for a discount of up to $50 per month on your broadband service, or up to $75 per month if you live on qualifying Tribal lands. Details here: https://go.usa.gov/xHwMH
The Prince George's County Council passed a Resolution, CR-48-2021, lifting COVID restrictions in the County.
See the County Executive's Press Release for details.
OFFICE OF THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EXECUTIVE
ANGELA D. ALSOBROOKS
For Immediate Release:
May 12, 2021
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY TO LIFT CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES DUE TO DECLINING CASE NUMBERS
LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced today that the County will lift restrictions regarding maximum capacity levels for most business establishments and activities in the County. These new guidelines will go into effect Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5:01 p.m.
"Due to a continued decline in key COVID-19 metrics and increasing vaccination rates, we are now at a point where we can begin to safely to lift capacity restrictions for many of our businesses," said Alsobrooks. "I want to thank our business community for continuing to take the necessary precautions to keep residents and employees safe over this past year. As we move to this next phase of reopening, I want to encourage everyone who has not been vaccinated yet to do so as soon as possible, so you can protect yourself and your loved ones."
Most business establishments in the County will be able to operate at full capacity, with social distancing (maintaining six feet of distance between yourself and others, except members of the same household) and mask requirements still in place. These establishments include, but are not limited to:
Other business establishments and activities will be allowed with some capacity restrictions still in place (social distancing required), including:
Unless specifically stated otherwise in the Council Resolution, indoor gatherings remain limited to 20 persons, for all locations and venues including private residences and other gatherings. Outdoor gatherings remain limited to 50 persons, for all locations and venues including private residences and other gatherings.
Consistent with CDC recommendations, residents of Prince George’s County who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear a mask outdoors while walking, running, hiking or biking alone, or when in small gatherings with members of their own households or other fully vaccinated individuals. Masks are still necessary and required in crowded outdoor venues like sports stadiums or outdoor concert venues, as well as in indoor venues and while on public transportation. Unvaccinated residents are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and continue wearing their masks outdoors until they are fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 metrics continue to trend in a positive direction in Prince George’s County. The positivity rate is 3.1% as of May 11, the first time the County has fallen below 4% since mid-October 2020. The average daily case rate is 9.1 cases per 100,000 residents as of May 7, the first time the County has fallen below 10 since September 2020. Finally, the County’s infection rate is 0.82 as of May 3, which places the County in the "low risk" category.
A full list of updated guidelines, as well as a copy of the Council Resolution (CR-48-2021), will be made available at mypgc.us/reopen.
Growing Green with Pride Day Recap
Thank you to the more than 1,000 residents who showed up for Growing Green with Pride Day on May 1. Together, Prince Georgians managed to clean up 49.7 tons, or 99,400 pounds, of litter throughout the County. #PrinceGeorgesProud #PGCPartofitProudofit
The HonorableRodney C. StreeterPrince George's County CouncilCouncilDistrict7@co.pg.md.us