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Posted on: March 17, 2020

TOWN UPDATE - Coronavirus Disease Response

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The Town of University Park continues to prepare for and monitor the novel Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The Town is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and decisions from state and county health departments to ensure we are aware of the latest information and recommended actions for our area. To help reduce the risk of transmission, the CDC has recommended social distancing measures including reducing activities particularly for those with increased risk of several illness. The safety of our residents and staff are our foremost concern. We expect the Town to continue to operate and carry out essential services. However, we are making the following changes:

Effective March 16, 2020, the Town Hall is closed to all non-essential personnel until further notice. Instead of coming into the Town Hall, try this:

Use the Town website (www.upmd.org). Many Town services like, building and dumpster/pod permits, scheduling of special trash collections, and more can be done via our website (www.upmd.org) or by calling 301-927-4262. Please leave a message and staff will return your call.

Permitting questions and/or applications should be directed to Town Clerk Andrea Marcavitch at amarcavitch@upmd.org; 301-927-4262 ext. 101. Permitting information and forms can be found at www.upmd.org/197/Forms-Permits-Licenses.

Public Works related services should be directed to Public Works Director Mickey Beall at mbeall@upmd.org; 301-927-4262 ext. 200; Public Works services can be found on our website at www.upmd.org/164/Public-Works

Police services will continue as usual. If you have any questions contact Chief Harvey Baker at hbaker@upmd.org; 301-789-8475. Call 911 for emergency services requiring an urgent response.

Our Mayor also serves as our Town Administrator and will be working with Department Heads to be sure staff and residents are informed and manage the Town’s response during this crisis. If you have any questions contact Mayor Carey at mayorcarey@upmd.org; 240-338-2826.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We regret to announce the suspension of the following services until further notice:

  • Shuttle Bus services to Metro and Seniors & Disabled Persons’ Shuttle Bus services, effective at end of the last run on Wednesday, March 18;
  • Closure of the Tot Lot and Wells Parkway Playground, beginning Thursday, March 19;
  • Issuance of resident parking permits – the blue UP sticker; and
  • Notary services.

The following will continue with modifications:

  • Council meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Details on how residents can participate in these meetings will be forth coming. We are working on our plan of action;
  • Monthly Committee meetings ­- Committee Chairs will make the decision whether they will meet. Please visit our website calendar for more information at www.upmd.org/caldendar; and
  • Code compliance and rental inspections ­- outside only.

The following services will continue without disruption:

  • Police patrols and emergency response; and
  • Regular collections of refuse – trash, compost and yard waste, and recycling.

The Town will continue to update the public as the situation continues to evolve. Please visit the Town’s website (www.upmd.org ). To receive information notices, go to www.upmd.org/notifyme and subscribe to “News Flash” to receive the latest and most up-to-date Town news and information.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Prince George’s County Health Department Coronavirus hotline at (301)883-6627 during 8:00am - 8:00pm to receive updated information about the Coronavirus disease. *Please contact 911 for medical emergencies only. Do not contact 911 for Coronavirus related issues.

For the latest and most accurate information about this evolving situation, visit the CDC, state and county health department websites:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): cdc.gov/coronavirus

Maryland Department of Health: health.maryland.gov/coronavirus

Prince George’s County Department of Health: health.mypgc.us/coronavirus

Capital Area Food Bank: capitalareafoodbank.org/covid19response/ 

Prince Georges Public School Meal Distribution

Starting Monday, April 6, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) students can pick up a week’s worth of “grab and go” meals in fewer visits. Meal pick-up will occur twice a week going forward. Students can get meals for two days on Mondays and three days on Wednesdays. There will be no meal service on Monday, April 13 due to spring break. Service will resume Tuesday, April 14 with one meal; three meals will be available on Wednesday, April 15. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are available at 43 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. 

For more information, visit www.pgcps.org/coronavirus.

Meals can be found at the following schools:

  • Andrew Jackson Academy, 3500 Regency Parkway, Forestville
  • Benjamin Tasker Middle School, 4901 Collington Road, Bowie
  • Bradbury Heights Elementary, 1401 Glacier Avenue, Capitol Heights
  • Brandywine Elementary, 14101 Brandywine Road, Brandywine
  • Buck Lodge Middle School, 2611 Buck Lodge Road, Adelphi
  • Calverton Elementary, 3400 Beltsville Road, Beltsville
  • Carmody Hills Elementary, 401 Jadeleaf Ave., Capitol Heights
  • Carrollton Elementary, 8300 Quintana Street, New Carrollton
  • Clinton Grove Elementary, 9420 Temple Hill Road, Clinton
  • District Heights Elementary, 2200 County Road, District Heights
  • Drew-Freeman Middle School, 2600 Brooks Drive, Suitland
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, 13725 Briarwood Drive, Laurel
  • Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary, 3324 64th Avenue, Cheverly
  • Glassmanor Elementary, 1011 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill
  • Hillcrest Heights Elementary, 4305 22nd Place, Temple Hills
  • Hollywood Elementary, 9811 49th Ave., College Park
  • James McHenry Elementary, 8909 McHenry Lane, Lanham
  • John Bayne Elementary, 7010 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights
  • Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary, 3000 Church St., Glenarden
  • Kenmoor Middle School, 2500 Kenmoor Drive, Landover
  • Kettering Middle School, 65 Herrington Drive, Upper Marlboro
  • Langley Park-McCormick Elementary, 8201 15th Ave., Hyattsville
  • Laurel Elementary, 516 Montgomery St., Laurel
  • Lewisdale Elementary, 2400 Banning Place, Hyattsville
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 4545 Ammendale Road, Beltsville
  • Nicholas Orem Middle School, 6100 Editors Park Drive, Hyattsville
  • Oxon Hill Middle School, 9570 Fort Foote Road, Fort Washington
  • Port Towns Elementary, 4351 58th Ave., Bladensburg
  • Ridgecrest Elementary, 6120 Riggs Road, Hyattsville
  • Riverdale Elementary, 5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale
  • Robert Frost Elementary, 6419 85th Ave., New Carrollton
  • Samuel Chase Elementary, 5700 Fisher Road, Temple Hills
  • Springhill Lake Elementary, 6060 Springhill Drive, Greenbelt
  • Stephen Decatur Middle School, 8200 Pinewood Drive, Clinton
  • Suitland Elementary, 4650 Towne Park Road, Suitland
  • Templeton Elementary, 6001 Carters Lane, Riverdale
  • Thomas S. Stone Elementary, 4500 34th Street, Mount Rainier
  • Thurgood Marshall Middle School, 4909 Brinkley Road, Temple Hills
  • Waldon Woods Elementary, 10301 Thrift Road, Clinton
  • Walker Mill Middle School, 800 Karen Blvd., Capitol Heights
  • William Paca Elementary, 7801 Sheriff Road, Landover
  • William Wirt Middle School, 6200 Tuckerman St., Riverdale Park
  • Woodridge Elementary, 5001 Flintridge Drive, Hyattsville



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