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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mt. Ennon is pleased to partner with Prince George’s County Executive to distribute groceries in collaboration with Capital Area Food Bank.
A drive-thru (contact-less) distribution will take place Fridays, July 10th & 24th at 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church (9832 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD), rain or shine. This distribution is open to the public, while supplies last. Please check back for updates.Quarantine Facility
Prince George’s County is opening a quarantine facility for residents who are tested for COVID-19 by our Health Department but are not able to safely quarantine or self-isolate at home. Residents may also be eligible for this facility if they live with a person 65 years or older who has an underlying health condition. To qualify, residents must be tested at a Health Department testing facility. The County will provide infection control methods to help prevent further transmission, food, access to medications for other health conditions, social services, transportation to any needed medical care, and needed medical evaluations. As a reminder, residents must schedule an appointment to be screened for COVID-19 at our testing site by calling our hotline at 301-883-6627.
COVID-19 Screening and Testing
The Prince George’s County Health Department’s Cheverly Clinic is open from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday. Testing continues to be by appointment only, and residents wishing to make an appointment should call the County’s COVID-19 hotline at 301-883-6627. Residents can be seen at this facility regardless of insurance coverage, and screening and testing is free. For more information about testing in Maryland visit coronavirus.maryland.gov.
The Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD) may have information or resources to help you care for your health so you can better manage anxiety during this challenging time (mhamd.org/coronavirus). If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health emergency, call 2-1-1, then press 1 to connect with help — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The IRS has established a special section on IRS.gov focused on steps to help
businesses and other taxpayers affected by the Coronavirus. This page will be
updated as new information is available. The Department of Treasury also has a
resource page at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know.
The CARES Act established a refundable Payroll Tax Credit covering
up to $10,000 paid per employee, including benefits from the period of March
13, 2020 to December 31, 2020. See the FAQ Employee Retention Credit.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program is now accepting applications to help with rent and utility payments for Prince George’s County residents whose employment income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. This temporary assistance may help prevent arrears and late fees from accumulating. Depending upon need, applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to $1,800 per month for a maximum of up to 3 months of emergency rental assistance. Visit mypgc.us/renthelp to determine if you are eligible for the program, what supporting documentation is needed, and to apply. Applicants can also call 211 or 301-864-7161 to apply.
Rent & Mortgage Guidance
Residential foreclosures and evictions are currently suspended, which means renters cannot be evicted if they do not have the resources to pay rent during this crisis. The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development has provided some additional guidance for homeowners on forbearance provisions outlined in the CARES Act. Please click here (or see attached memo).
Small Business Relief Information
There are numerous local and national programs for businesses in need of emergency support. The Maryland Business Relief Wizard (reliefwizard.net) is a tool that helps connect businesses with the resources and programming for which they’re eligible.
PGCPS Student Meals
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) students can pick up a week’s worth of “grab and go” meals. Students can get meals for two days on Mondays and three days on Wednesdays. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are available at 43 sites (pgcps.org/coronavirus/meal-sites/). Parents may now pick up meals for students who are unable to come to the site by showing a student ID or report card. Meals are available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parents and guardians are not required to accompany students nor are students required to show ID.
Information on meal sites for other MARYLAND counties can be found at mdhungersolutions.org.
Grab & Go STEAM Activity KitsPrince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation,
and FutureMakers are partnering to provide free S.T.E.A.M. activity kits! These
activity kits will allow our community to explore Science, Technology,
Engineering, Arts, and Math. Each site will be giving away an estimated 75 kits every
Monday starting June 1, 2020 between 12 and 2 pm. This program will
continue as long as supplies are available. Visit the following locations on Mondays between 12 and 2
pm. Locations:Bladensburg Community CenterDeerfield Run Community CenterGlassmanor Community CenterGlenarden Community CenterKentland Community CenterMarlow Heights Community CenterNorth Brentwood Community CenterOakcrest Community CenterPrince George’s Plaza Community Center
Parents/guardians and students can access the Prince George’s County Memorial Library Homework Support Suite for free resources to support virtual learning, including live tutoring and practice standardized tests. Click here or visit pgcmls.info/homework-help.
Grab & Go Play
Starting May 8, the Department of Parks and Recreation is giving out free leisure kits at 3 community centers in Prince George’s County. Each kit includes fun items for kids such as jump ropes, chalk, art kits, games, and more! Visit any of the 3 community centers listed below every Friday from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Marlow Heights Community Center: 2800 St. Clair Drive, Marlow Heights, MD 20748
Oakcrest Community Center: 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights, MD 20743
Glenarden Community Center: 8615 McLain Avenue, Glenarden, MD 20706
The Library of Congress has extensive online resources for teachers. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET, Library of Congress education specialists are available to answer questions and discuss lesson topics. Click here for more information.
The Smithsonian Learning Lab has many great resources for teachers and parents, including lesson plans and activities and access to millions of digital resources. Click here to explore the Smithsonian Learning Lab.
Mt. Ennon Baptist Church9832 Piscataway Road, Clinton MD, 20735