(updated May 1, 2020)
A message from Prince George's County Govt:
We hope you are staying safe at home. We understand that COVID-19 has had a great impact on all Prince Georgians, that is why we want to ensure you have access to information and resources as we work together and stay at home to slow the spread. Here are some links and resources you may find helpful:
Food resources in the County- https://bit.ly/foodpgc
Employ Prince George's COVID-19 Employment Relief Fund- https://bit.ly/pgccovidrelief
Mental Health and Behavioral Health resources- if you or a loved one is experiencing signs of severe depression, anxiety, or substance misuse call 211 and dial option 1, which will direct you to the Maryland crisis hotline. Or text the word- HOME to 741741 for support
A list of additional COVID-19 resources and information can be found here- https://bit.ly/covidpgc
Most importantly, face coverings are required while riding public transit and when entering grocery stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and liquor stores. Please continue to practice social distancing. Please visit https://bit.ly/covidscreeningpgc or call 301-883-6627 if you have COVID-19 symptoms or general questions or concerns. We will get through this together.
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Funding is on the way to D.C. hospitals adding capacity ahead of possible coronavirus surge
From the Washington Business Journal:
We're now getting more information on when the District’s hospitals will get some much-needed financial relief.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Health Care Finance had previously relayed plans to give the city’s eligible acute-care facilities various funding amounts based on the number of beds each is adding in preparation for a potential coronavirus patient surge — and now we know when. The hospitals will receive the funding May 1, Bowser’s office announced Monday.
Recent D.C. Council legislation established the $25 million grant program to help hospitals already struggling with finances ramp up for an expected increase in Covid-19 patients. It’s just a small chunk of the $193 million the District has used from its Contingency Cash Reserve Fund, $154 million of which has gone toward Covid-19-related expenses, Wayne Turnage, deputy mayor for health and human services and director of the Department of Health Care Finance, said in a recent interview.
Here’s a breakdown of the hospitals that will get grant money, their corresponding amounts and planned additional bed capacity: