COVID 19 Resources

University of Maryland, College Park Resources

Resource: The University of Maryland COVID-19 Dashboard
Description: This dashboard provides our community with transparent and timely data about the prevalence of COVID-19 within our campus, based on UMD testing. We are all working together to prevent the spread of coronavirus 4 Maryland.
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Resource: The University of Maryland – COVID-19 Updates and Resources 
Description: The University of Maryland’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources page provides up-to-date COVID-19 updates and links to state-wide and campus resources.
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Contact: For questions specific to UMD and coronavirus, please email healthconcerns@umd.edu. If you have a medical question or concern, please contact your physician.

Resource: Keep Creating – University of Maryland, College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU)
Description: Keep Creating is a College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) virtual initiative that creates spaces for University of Maryland’s artists and humanists to share their works and for anyone to experience UMD’s various arts offerings from home. Click the link below to see how students, faculty, and staff in the UMD community are still creating in this new environment.
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City of College Park Resources

Resource: The City of College Park – COVID-19: City Updates
Description: Latest City Updates & Alerts, List of College Park Businesses That Are Open, Virtual Mayor & Council Meetings
Link: Click Here
Phone: (240) 487-3500


Prince George’s County Resources

Resource: Greater Riverdale Cares
Description: Greater Riverdale Cares offers free meals, every Saturday at St. Mary’s Church. They also raise money to buy meals from local restaurants and give them to neighbors in need. A donation of $10 feeds one person; $40, one family; $120, three families. The meals are for families in need in the greater Riverdale Park area, or ZIP code 20737.
Link: To donate to Greater Riverdale Cares, click here. Volunteers over the age of 14 who can carry up to 25 pounds and stand and walk for several hours are also needed. Sign up here.

Resource: Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation
Description: The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation has a website dedicated to keeping the Business Community up to date with Local and State resources and news to assist its operations during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Link: Click Here
Phone: (301) 583-4650

Resource: Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation – COVID-19 Business Relief Fund
Description: The Prince George’s County COVID-19 Business Relief Fund is a $15M fund established to provide financial assistance to businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The Relief Fund can be used to support cash operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other business critical cash operating costs. $0 Application Fee. *Application Available April 15th – May 15th*
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Phone: (301) 583-4650
Email: Lcvalentine@Co.Pg.Md.Us

Resource: Prince George’s County Health Department – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Description: Latest News, Press Releases from the Office of the County Executive, Prince George’s County COVID-19 Case Map Dashboard, COVID-19 Related County Closures, COVID-19 Fact Sheets, FAQs
Link: Click Here
Phone: Coronavirus Call Center (301) 883-7879

Resource: Employ Prince George’s
Description: During this time, Employ Prince George’s has shifted their offices to a telework environment (effective March 16, 2020). Click the link below for information on virtual services and contact information for Employ Prince George’s staff.

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Contact: Job seekers requesting workforce development services should contact Employ Prince George’s Workforce Services Division at WSD@co.pg.md.us or call the main phone (301) 618-8445 and leave a voicemail. Messages will be distributed throughout the day and responded to by the appropriate person. General questions and/or entities contracting with Employ Prince George’s should contact Employ Prince George’s Administrative Division at adminandcontracts@co.pg.md.us. Businesses requesting workforce development services should contact Employ Prince George’s Office of Business Services at BusinessServices@co.pg.md.us.

Resource: Prince George’s County COVID19 Dashboard
Description: COVID-19 cases and updates including hospitalizations and information by race and gender can be found on Prince George’s County COVID-19 Case Count Data Dashboard.

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Resource: Prince George’s County COVID-19 Job Seeker and Business Resources Page
Description: This page provides links to the following resources; Prince George’s County Covid-19 Hourly Employee Relief Fund, Filing For Unemployment, Division Of Unemployment Insurance, The Maryland Workforce Exchange online portal for job seekers and workforce services systems, Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, Employ Prince George’s

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Resource: Prince George’s County Food Equity Council – Food Assistance Resources for Residents Impacted by the Coronavirus Outbreak
Description: A list of resources for impacted families and residents in the Prince George’s County area.

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Contact: Sydney Daigle, Director of Food Equity Council

Email: sydney@pgcfec.org
Phone: (240) 253-1036

Resource: Prince George’s County Food Pantry Locations
Description: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several food pantries have been setup throughout the County and in neighboring jurisdictions. Enter your zip code or address into the map below to search for the food pantry nearest you. Click the pantry of your choice to get additional information about that location including directions and hours of operation.

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Resource: Prince George’s County Health Department Coronavirus Hotline
Description: Receive updated information about the coronavirus disease. *Please contact 911 for medical emergencies only. Do not contact 911 for Coronavirus related issues.
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Contact: (301)883-6627 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Resource: The Prince George’s County Council Virtual Council Meetings – eComment Portal
Description: The Prince George’s County Council will meet virtually until further notice.  To encourage civic engagement, the Council has established an eComment portal to serve as an alternative method of public participation in the Council’s virtual meetings.  The portal allows citizens to register to speak on agenda items that are scheduled for public hearing and/or submit a comment or letter into the official public record, in lieu of verbal testimony.
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Contact: For those unable to use the portal, comments/written correspondence may be emailed to: clerkofthecouncil@co.pg.md.us or faxed to (301) 952-5178.

Resource: Prince George’s County Hourly Employee Relief Fund
Description: Prince George’s County residents who have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for a $200 EPG Visa Cash Card. Applications will open Monday, April 6th, at employpgedge.com. Priority will be given to Prince George’s County residents who were earning $19 or less per hour prior to their layoff.
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Resource: Riverdale Park Farmers Market Dollar Program
Description: Riverdale Park residents in need of assistance are eligible to receive weekly Farmers Market Dollar disbursements. Farmers Market Dollars will be sent to applicants by mail with an allotment for the entire month. The market is held at 4650 Queensbury Road and is open for use by the general public from 4-7pm. Proof of Riverdale Park residency is required.
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Contact: Applications can be submitted via email at development@riverdaleparkmd.gov, by phone at 301-927-6381 or mailed to 5008 Queensbury Road Riverdale Park.


Maryland State Resources

Resource: The Maryland Department of Health – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak
Description: This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) will provide updates as they become available.
Link: Click Here
Phone: (410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464

Resource: The Maryland Department of Health – Resources for Businesses and Employers
Description: The Maryland Department of Health will update resources for businesses as they become available.
Resources include:
Maryland Department of Health – COVID-19 Food Safety Information, Guidance for Truck and Other Commercial Transportation Originating In or Transiting Through New York to a Maryland Destination
Maryland Departments of Labor and Commerce – Maryland Business Express
Congregate Housing Guidance – Interim Guidance on Procedures to Prevent and Respond to COVID-19 in Small Group Home or Congregate Facility SettingsInterim Guidance on Procedures to Prevent and Respond to COVID-19 in Small Group Home or Congregate Facility Settings (Español)
Signage for Buildings – Social DistancingWash Hands, If You’re Sick Do Not Enter
Link: Click Here
Phone: (410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464

Resource: Maryland Department of Commerce – Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Business
Description: Maryland Department of Commerce has a web page with resources and assistance for businesses.
Resources include: Maryland’s COVID-19 Business Response, Business Closures & Restrictions During COVID-19, Financial Assistance, Taxes, Employer & Worker Assistance, Licensing & Permitting, Offers, Donations & Volunteer Resources, Educational Information, and Enforcement.
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Contact: If you have a question whether or not your business is essential, please contact secretary.commerce@maryland.gov. If you have other questions pertaining to essential or non-essential businesses, please email psector@maryland.gov, which is monitored by the Maryland Emergency Management team.

Resource: The Maryland Business Relief Wizard 
Description: Find the right COVID-19 support resources for your business.
There are numerous local and national programs for businesses in need of emergency support, but understanding which options are relevant for your organization can be a challenge. The Maryland Business Relief Wizard is a tool that helps connect businesses with the resources and programming for which they’re eligible, streamlining the process of finding support.

Link: Click Here

Resource: Maryland Small Business Development Center
Description: Helpful resources for small business owners during COVID-19.
Link: Click Here 

Phone: (301) 403-8300

Resource: Maryland State Work Sharing Program
Description: Learn about Maryland’s Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program – a smart alternative to layoffs.
Link: Click Here 

Email: Please contact ui.worksharing@maryland.gov for additional information.


Federal Resources

Resource: Federal Small Business Administration – SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
Description: The Federal Small Business Administration has declared the DC area, including Prince George’s County, a federal economic disaster area. Small businesses can apply online for federal disaster assistance loans.
Resources Include: Areas eligible for SBA disaster loans, Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan and Other Coronavirus Assistance.
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Contact: For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Resource: Partner America
Description: Partner America is a program that was created by the United States Conference of Mayors and American Management Services, Inc. This program provides assistance to small and medium-sized businesses across the nation to increase sales, profits, cash flow and ease of operations for ownership. Partner America is designed to assist Mayors in providing the resources and information small businesses need to thrive within their local communities and global economy.
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Phone: 1-855-876-5561

Resource: The White House, FEMA, CDC – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Description: The White House’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, Cases & Latest Updates, Symptoms & Testing, Prevent Getting Sick, Travel, Daily Life and Coping, If You Are Sick, People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions, Frequently Asked Questions Resources for Clinics and Healthcare Facilities, Information for Healthcare Professionals, Health Departments, Laboratories, Communication Resources
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Phone: 1-800-232-4636


Nonprofit Resources

Resource: Community Development Network of Maryland
Description: Non-Profit Operating Assistance, Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund, Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak 
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Resource: ArtPlace America
Description: Running List Of Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Community Resources 

Resource: The Department of Family Science, School of Public Health at the University of Maryland
Description: The Department of Family Science, School of Public Health at the University of Maryland has compiled a set of resources for families and educators. These run the gamut from helping children cope emotionally with the COVID-19 pandemic to educational resources for parents to use at home with their children.
Link: Click Here 
Phone: (301) 405-2463
Email: fmsc@umd.edu

Resource: Meals on Wheels of the College Park Area
Description: College Park Meals on Wheels has been providing regular, healthy meals to seniors in northern Prince George’s since 1974. They are a great resource, and they can also use volunteers and support during this time.
Link: Click Here
Contact: (301) 474-1002

Resource: The College Park Community Food Bank 
Description: The College Park Community Food Bank is now distributing food every other Saturday. Due to increased need with COVID-19, they will be holding pop-up distributions every other Saturday from 10-11 a.m.
Donations are needed now more than ever. They accept donations of non-perishables. Please visit their website for more information about: how you can receive food, upcoming food drives, and how you can donate and/or volunteer.
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Resource: The Washington Women Entrepreneurs COVID-19 Recovery Fund
Description: The fund was created to help minimize the financial disruption many women business owners are experiencing due to the global pandemic. If your woman-owned small business has been severely impacted by COVID-19, please complete the full COVID19 Recovery Grant application to apply for immediate support in the form of grants up to $5,000.
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Volunteer and Donation Resources 

Resource: Donate Home-Made Masks Food Distribution Volunteers and Vulnerable Residents
Description: Sew masks for our food distribution volunteers and for vulnerable residents in District 3. Email the address below if you have masks to donate.

Contact: Email: CouncilDistrict3@co.pg.md.us

Resource: Greater Riverdale Cares – Team Fundraiser
Description: Join Council member Dannielle Glaros, CKAR CDC, Kaiser Permanente and community partners to support restaurants in the Greater Riverdale communities during this COVID-19 crisis to provide healthy warm meals to those in need in the 20737 area. 

Your donation will directly support the purchase of meals from our partner restaurants: Banana Blossom Bistro, Denizen’s Brewing Co, Dumms 2Fifty Texas BBQ and Riviera Tapas to help keep their kitchens open and their staff on payroll. The meals will be distributed – free of charge – to neighbors in need in the Greater Riverdale communities (zip code 20737).  
Link: Click Here
Contact: Message Organizer through website

Resource: Volunteer Meal Delivery for Low-Income Seniors in Attick Towers and Spellman House
Description: Take part in Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk’s (MD-21) Meal Delivery for Low-Income Seniors volunteer program and distribute food to low-income seniors at Attick Towers and Spellman House Apartments in College Park, MD. Delegate Peña-Melnyk’s team will provide N95 masks and gloves for volunteers. Please click the link below to review the available slots.

Attick Towers: 9014 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD 20740
Spellman House Apartments: 4711 Berwyn House Rd, College Park, MD 20740
Link: Click Here 
Contact: Message Delegate Peña-Melnyk through website above

Resource: Volunteer Saturday Food Distribution in District 3
Description: Join District 3 County Council Member Dannielle Glaros, Capital Area Food Bank, and Brighter Bites for weekly food distributions. Volunteers will distribute boxes of groceries and produce to cars. Masks will be provided if you do not have your own. Click the link below for more information about upcoming distribution dates, location and available slots.

Link: Click Here 
Contact: If you have any question email aeolivo@co.pg.md.us or text Aimee Olivo at 301-741-5273.

COVID 19 Resources

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