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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;
  • Issuance of resident parking permits – the blue UP sticker; and
  • Notary services.

The following will continue with modifications:

  • The Tot Lot and Wells Parkway Playground have reopened as of September 4 at 2 p.m. Read the Mayor’s Playground Executive Order for playground requirements such as wearing facial coverings/masks, 6’ social distancing and capacity limits;
  • Council meetings will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice. Residents can participate and join the Council meetings by visiting the Agenda Center on our website. Click on the date of the meeting you would like to attend and the information on how to join the meeting is provided at the top of each agenda;
  • 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 (Updated 9/1/2020)

For more information, visit the following websites:

www.pgcps.org/coronavirus

www.pgcps.org/reopen/distance-learning/#Meals - scroll down to the meal section to learn about PGCPS Meal Delivery Plan




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