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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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com; 240-338-2826.
We regret to announce the suspension of the following services until further notice:
The following will continue with modifications:
The following services will continue without disruption:
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.
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: