Angela’s Update: Vol 1, Issue 57

Angela’s Update: Vol 1, Issue 57

I hope this finds you safe and well. As a reminder, all residents and visitors over the age of five are required to wear masks in all indoor public venues and businesses in Prince George’s County, even if they are fully vaccinated. The mask mandate remains in effect after the County Council passed a resolution extending the mandate last week.  

Back to School in Prince George’s County

Over the past 18 months, we all have been challenged with facing difficult times and overcoming the toughest obstacles. This pandemic forced us to navigate unprecedented territory and impacted our community in ways we have never seen. School systems across the nation had to close, and our children had to adjust to an entirely new world of learning. For more than a year, our school system has worked tirelessly to continue to provide a quality education to every student virtually and in a hybrid model. Now, we are entering a new chapter in our journey as we welcomed our students back to the classroom last week for the 2021-2022 school year.

I want to take this opportunity to wish our students and teachers a successful academic year. I know that so many are excited to return to the classroom and to a sense of normalcy. Dr. Goldson and her staff have dedicated themselves to ensuring that everyone is welcomed back to a learning environment that is safe and productive for all students. I am so proud of the hard work and dedication of the entire Prince George’s County Public School system and I’m confident that our children are receiving an education that prepares them for the future.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Community Fair

The Office of Community Relations (OCR), in partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), has announced an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) Community Fair on Saturday, September 18 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Suitland High School. Prince George’s County residents who are currently renting and have experienced financial difficulty due to the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for rental and/or utility assistance. Community partners will be onsite to assist eligible applicants with submitting the necessary documentation. Advanced registration is not required. For more information, please contact the Office of Community Relations at 301-952-4729.

Fall 2021 Growing Green with Pride Day

Join the Department of Public Works and Transportation on Saturday, October 30, for the County’s biannual countywide cleanup event! This is an opportunity for communities, organizations and businesses to help keep the County clean and beautiful through a collaborative day of service. Participants will receive all the supplies necessary for litter collection, planting and mulching.

Register for the Fall 2021 Growing Green with Pride Day here by Friday, October 15. For additional information and assistance, please contact Tonya Harris at tyhairston@co.pg.md.us or 301-499-8641. Growing Green with Pride is a rain or shine event.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update 

The CDC is reporting 79.1% of adults (ages 18+) in the County have received at least one vaccination. Also, 69% of residents ages 12 and older are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please encourage family, friends and anyone else that has not been vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. Residents can find the nearest vaccine site at mypgc.us/COVIDVaccine

Below is an update on upcoming locations for the County’s Stand Up & Deliver program including the dates, times, and locations of grocery/meal distributions:


Tuesday, September 14 at 10:00 AM (Groceries)

  • Glassmanor Elementary School – 1011 Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Wednesday, September 15 at 10:00 AM (Groceries)

  • Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School – 8201 15th Avenue, Adelphi, MD 20783
  • Maple Springs Baptist Church – 4131 Belt Road, Capitol Heights, MD 20748

Friday, September 17 at 12:30 PM (Groceries)

  • Faith Temple No. 2 Free Will Baptist Church – 211 Maryland Park Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20747

Saturday, September 18 at 10:00 AM (Groceries)

  • Ebenezer Church of God – 7550 Buchanan Street, Landover Hills, MD 20784
  • New Home Baptist Church – 8320 Landover Road, Landover, MD 20785

Sunday, September 19 at 10:00 AM (Groceries)

  • Community of Hope AME Church – 3701 Branch Avenue, Temple Hills, MD 20747

If you’re in need of food assistance, please stop by one of these distribution locations this week. You can also find additional food distribution locations on the County website by clicking here. If you’re in a position to help those experiencing food insecurity at this time, please consider making a financial or in- kind donation to the Stand Up & Deliver program. You can contribute securely online through the United Way of the National Capital Area here.

Yours in service,

Angela Alsobrooks

Prince George’s County Executive