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Posted on: March 12, 2020

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MAY 1, 2020

One month ago Governor Hogan issued an executive order stating that residents must stay at home unless leaving for an essential job or reason. In response to this executive order, the City directed all non-essential City staff to distance themselves at home and not report to work at City facilities. Staff unable to work from home have been provided paid administrative leave.

Additionally, the City closed all City buildings and facilities to the public. This includes City playgrounds, fit lots, and ball courts. Many events, activities and City services have been suspended or modified due to the pandemic, and most of these changes remain in place.

However, the City has determined that certain services are essential or can be provided with no risk to City staff or the public. Therefore, effective Monday, May 4, 2020 the City will resume the following services on a modified schedule to ensure compliance with social distancing guidelines set forth by the government:

  • Animal Control
  • Bulk trash and yard waste
  • Compost and mulch sales
  • Electronics and white goods collection
  • Exterior code enforcement
  • Parking enforcement

The updated list of City services – effective May 4, 2020 – is as follows:

The following events, activities and services are suspended until further notice:

  • All Seniors Program activities, community meetings, and City events – including the City of College Park’s 75th Anniversary Parade and Festival and the Memorial Day Tribute – have been canceled. A virtual 75th Anniversary contest will be held (details to follow);
  • Issuance of parking permits and animal licenses;
  • All Department of Youth, Family & Senior Services group meetings (including the Lakeland STARs tutoring program, Hispanic Parent Support Group and therapist-led school groups); and
  • Notary services.

The following services and activities will continue:

  • Police patrols and emergency response;
  • Seniors Transportation Services for essential trips (medical appointments or medications which are vital or to purchase items that are essential for subsistence within the next 7-14 days only);
  • Regular trash, recycling and yard waste collections. Residents should call DPW at 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule an appointment prior to putting your woody yard waste, brush, or bulk items out for collection;
  • Bulk trash and yard waste (May 4, 2020). Residents should call DPW at 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule an appointment prior to putting your woody yard waste, brush, or bulk items out for collection. Bulk item drop-off at Davis Hall has been terminated;
  • Compost and mulch sales (May 4, 2020). Self-service (customers shoveling their own product) has resumed. Compost costs $28 per cubic yard and wood mulch costs $12 per cubic yard. Availability to load customers may vary by day, so please call 240-487-3590 before coming. The current hours are from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. All City buildings are closed to the public, so customers should call 240-487-3590 from the parking lot to pay by credit card for their product prior to entering the yard. All customers must wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines. Deliveries are available on a limited basis and can be arranged for an additional fee. To request a delivery, please visit https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/FormCenter/DPW-10/Compost-Wood-Mulch-Deliveries-56. For more information, contact DPW at 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov;
  • Electronic and white goods collection (May 4, 2020). Residents should call DPW at 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule an appointment for electronics pick-up. Please note there is a charge of $20 per item for pick-up. Up to three electronic items may also be dropped off at Davis Hall for free Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:00 near the entrance of the front door to Davis Hall. Must have a valid College Park ID;
  • Parking enforcement (May 4, 2020). The City will continue to provide free parking in downtown City garage, City-controlled lots, and metered City streets;
  • Animal Control (May 4, 2020); and
  • Exterior code enforcement (May 4, 2020).

The following services and activities will be modified until further notice:

The following services can be conducted online, via email and/or by phone:

  • Meetings/consultations with City staff;
  • Department of Youth, Family & Senior Services case management and client meetings; and
  • Application and processing for City building permits, variance and departures, homeownership grants, Business Assistance grants, and chain-link fence grants.

The following services can be conducted anytime online, or on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm by phone (240-487-3509) with a credit card:

  • Parking ticket payments;
  • Personal property tax payments;
  • Refuse collection payments;
  • Payment for speed camera citations;
  • CDMA and liquor license payments;
  • Occupancy permit payments (phone only);
  • Building permit payments (phone only); and
  • Municipal infractions (phone only).

Only credit card transactions and checks arriving by mail can be processed at this time. No cash transactions can be processed until further notice. For any finance related questions including payment questions, please email finance@collegeparkmd.gov or call 240-487-3509.

City staff in all departments will continue to process and respond to email and phone calls remotely. For contact information for all departments, please visit the City’s website. Many of the City’s services can still be conducted online or via phone.

APRIL 24, 2020

Effective Saturday, April 18, Governor Hogan enacted an executive order which requires the wearing of masks or face coverings inside any retail establishments or when riding any form of public transportation in Maryland. Face coverings can be made easily at home from bandanas, scarves, or t-shirts. For instructions and guidelines from the CDC, visit https://bit.ly/3ag7NBO

To comply with Governor Hogan’s Stay at Home directive, the City continues to take action to protect the health and safety of its staff and residents.

As a reminder, all City buildings and facilities remain closed to the public. This includes City playgrounds, fit lots, and ball courts.  City parks remain open, but users should not engage in contact sports, stay in groups of 10 or less, and maintain physical distancing.We apologize for any inconvenience, but the safety of our staff and residents is our foremost concern.

Non-essential City staff continue to distance themselves at home and not report to work at City facilities. Telework and administrative leave will continue until further notice.

The following services have resumed:

  • Starting next week, the Department of Public Works will resume limited residential curbside brush collections and bulk trash collections by appointment only. Residents should call DPW at 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule an appointment prior to putting your woody yard waste, brush, or bulk items out for collection.
  • The Department of Public Works has temporarily set up a white roll-off container for City of College Park residents to bring up to 3 items of bulk trash to Davis Hall/DPW Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. In addition, there is an electronics drop-off box near the entrance of the front door to Davis Hall. Must have a valid College Park ID. No more than 3 items to be disposed of.
  • Starting next week, the Department of Public Works will resume limited compost and wood mulch services. DPW will load trucks or trailers Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 11:45 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Customers should call 240-487-3590 from the Davis Hall parking lot to pay by credit card for 1 cubic yard or more of compost or wood mulch. Please note there will be no self-service (customers shoveling their own product) until further notice. Deliveries will restart next week on a limited basis. Please email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov with your name, address, phone, email, and how many cubic yards of compost or wood mulch you need.

The following events have been canceled:

  • The City of College Park’s 75th Anniversary Parade and Festival have been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation, Governor Hogan’s Stay at Home directive, and the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. A virtual contest will be held in its place. Details to follow.

APRIL 24, 2020

Effective Saturday, April 18, Governor Hogan enacted an executive order which requires the wearing of masks or face coverings inside any retail establishments or when riding any form of public transportation in Maryland. Face coverings can be made easily at home from bandanas, scarves, or t-shirts. For instructions and guidelines from the CDC, visit https://bit.ly/3ag7NBO

To comply with Governor Hogan’s Stay at Home directive, the City continues to take action to protect the health and safety of its staff and residents.

As a reminder, all City buildings and facilities remain closed to the public. This includes City playgrounds, fit lots, and ball courts.  City parks remain open, but users should not engage in contact sports, stay in groups of 10 or less, and maintain physical distancing.We apologize for any inconvenience, but the safety of our staff and residents is our foremost concern.

Non-essential City staff continue to distance themselves at home and not report to work at City facilities. Telework and administrative leave will continue until further notice.

The following services have resumed:

  • Starting next week, the Department of Public Works will resume limited residential curbside brush collections and bulk trash collections by appointment only. Residents should call DPW at 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov to schedule an appointment prior to putting your woody yard waste, brush, or bulk items out for collection.
  • The Department of Public Works has temporarily set up a white roll-off container for City of College Park residents to bring up to 3 items of bulk trash to Davis Hall/DPW Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. In addition, there is an electronics drop-off box near the entrance of the front door to Davis Hall. Must have a valid College Park ID. No more than 3 items to be disposed of.
  • Starting next week, the Department of Public Works will resume limited compost and wood mulch services. DPW will load trucks or trailers Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 11:45 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Customers should call 240-487-3590 from the Davis Hall parking lot to pay by credit card for 1 cubic yard or more of compost or wood mulch. Please note there will be no self-service (customers shoveling their own product) until further notice. Deliveries will restart next week on a limited basis. Please email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov with your name, address, phone, email, and how many cubic yards of compost or wood mulch you need.

The following events have been canceled:

  • The City of College Park’s 75th Anniversary Parade and Festival have been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation, Governor Hogan’s Stay at Home directive, and the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. A virtual contest will be held in its place. Details to follow.

APRIL 13, 2020

The state has begun releasing COVID-19 cases by zip code and demographic data.  To view the data, please visit coronavirus.maryland.gov.

APRIL 7, 2020

Updates to the Open Business Directory Resource, Other Updates, Business Resources and More. 

If you haven’t already, check out our April Municipal Scene. It has loads of information about the City’s response, resources for businesses, and stress/anxiety tips to cope with the current situation (including school closure survival tips).  Read it here.

APRIL 1, 2020

On Monday March 30, Governor Hogan issued an executive order that included a Stay at Home directive effective at 8:00 p.m.  The order states that residents must stay at home unless leaving for an essential job or reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes (more information can be found here). In response to and in compliance with this executive order, the City will be taking further action to protect the health and safety of its staff and residents.

Effective immediately, all non-essential City staff are directed to distance themselves at home and not report to work at City facilities.  Telework and paid administrative leave will continue until further notice.

City parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities are closed to the public effective March 30, 2020.  As a reminder, all City buildings and facilities remain closed to the public. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the safety of our staff and residents is our foremost concern.

The following events, activities and services are suspended until further notice:

  • Special and Bulk trash and brush collections (including electronic and white goods appliances);
  • All events (including the Department of Public Works’ April Cleanup Saturdays), Seniors Program activities, and community meetings;
  • Compost and wood mulch sales (including delivery and pickup);
  • Parking enforcement;
  • In-home and exterior Code inspections;
  • Animal control service or patrols (please contact County Animal Control for any issues);
  • Issuance of parking permits and animal licenses;
  • All Department of Youth, Family & Services group meetings (including the Lakeland STARs tutoring program, Hispanic Parent Support Group, therapist-led school groups);
  • Monthly City Board and Committee Meetings; and
  • Notary services.

The following services and activities will continue:

  • Police patrols and emergency response;
  • Regular trash, recycling and yard waste collections; and
  • Seniors Transportation Services for essential trips (medical appointments or medications which are vital or to purchase items that are essential for subsistence within the next 7-14 days only);

The following services and activities will be modified until further notice:

  • Mayor and Council meetings are now held virtually. Visit the City’s website at www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19 for the updated link and call-in number to watch or provide public comment during the meeting.

The following services can be conducted online, via email and/or by phone:

  • Meetings/consultations with City staff;
  • Department of Youth, Family & Senior Services case management and client meetings; and
  • Application and processing for City building permits, variance and departures, homeownership grants, Business Assistance grants, and chain-link fence grants.

The following services can be conducted anytime online, or on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 4pm by  phone (240-487-3509), with a credit card:

  • Parking ticket payments;
  • Personal property tax payments;
  • Refuse collection payments;
  • Payment for speed camera citations;
  • CDMA and liquor license payments;
  • Occupancy permit payments (phone only);
  • Building permit payments (phone only); and
  • Municipal infractions (phone only).

Only credit card transactions and checks arriving by mail can be processed at this time. No cash transactions can be processed until further notice. For any finance related questions including payment questions, please email finance@collegeparkmd.gov or call 240-487-3509.

City staff in all departments will continue to process and respond to email and phone calls remotely. For contact information for all departments, please visit the City’s website. Many of the City’s services can still be conducted online or via the phone.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland increases daily, as does the death toll. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended steps to prevent and slow community spread of the virus.  The City is following this guidance and continues to help distribute this information through our various media. 

Through this difficult time, we will work together and get through it.  We appreciate the understanding and support of our Mayor and Council, staff and residents.

For all COVID-19 related City information, please visit the City’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19.  The website has information related to which essential local businesses remain open to the public, as well as other resources and information for residents and businesses.

Please sign up for the City’s emails (www.collegeparkmd.gov/cpconnect) and follow the City’s Facebook (www.fb.com/collegeparkmd) and Twitter (@collegepark_md) for the latest and most up-to-date City news.

MARCH 27, 2020

Click here for a list of College Park businesses that are open.

VeoRide’s shared bikes and scooters are still operational in the City of College Park. A no-ride zone has been implemented on campus temporarily due to the University of Maryland transitioning to online classes. Micro-mobility can serve as an alternative to other forms of public transportation and there are some steps you can take to protect yourself: 

  1. Wipe down any shared surface with disinfectant before and after taking a ride
  2. Wash your hands with soap before and after taking a ride
  3. Consider wearing gloves as a precaution

MARCH 23, 2020

Today, Governor Hogan issued an Executive Order that closed more “non-essential businesses” in the state due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, government agencies and many other businesses are permitted by the Order to continue to provide services. The City has already taken considerable action to protect the health and safety of City staff and residents. We will continue to operate from home, by phone, and online.

All City offices are closed to the public but services will continue to be provided via telework or minimal in-house staffing. All non-essential City staff have been directed to work from home if possible, and to practice social distancing at all times. City staff reporting to work in the field or in City buildings include contract police; certain Department of Public Works staff (to collect trash and recycling); Code Enforcement, Parking Enforcement and Animal Control, all with limited duties; and some Administration staff.

About City Parks & Playgrounds:
Our parks are open but please:

  • Do not gather in groups of more than 10 or get closer than six feet from other people.
  • Do not touch any surfaces that are likely to be touched by other people.
  • Refrain from using playground equipment.
  • Do not participate in activities involving physical contact or sharing of equipment.

MARCH 19, 2020

During this unprecedented time, the City will continue to prepare and monitor the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and evaluate ways to best serve our community while reducing risk of transmission for residents and staff.  For the latest updates and news, please visit the City’s website at www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19.  The dedicated website also features information about access to food for vulnerable populations and other governmental closures or service modifications.

Effective 5 p.m. March 18, 2020, the City has closed all City buildings--including service windows--to the public until further notice.  This includes City Hall (8400 Baltimore Avenue), Davis Hall (9217 51st Avenue), and Youth & Family Services (4912 Nantucket Road). City facilities will not be available for public use or rental. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the safety of our staff and residents is our foremost concern.

The following events, activities and services are suspended until further notice:

  • Special/Bulk trash and brush collections after March 20;
  • The Department of Public Works April Cleanup Saturdays;
  • Issuance of parking permits and animal licenses;
  • Organized or reserved use of City fields or recreational facilities (in accordance with Governor Hogan’s March 19 Executive Order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people);
  • All events, Seniors Program activities and community meetings;
  • All Department of Youth, Family & Services group meetings (including the Lakeland STARs tutoring program, Hispanic Parent Support Group, therapist-led school groups);
  • Monthly City Board and Committee Meetings; and
  • Notary services.

The following services and activities will continue:

  • Police patrols and emergency response;
  • Regular trash, recycling and yard waste collections (with the exception of special/bulk trash);
  • Seniors Transportation Services for essential trips (medical appointments or medications which are vital or to purchase items that are essential for subsistence within the next 7-14 days only);
  • Compost deliveries; and
  • Parking enforcement.

The following services and activities will be modified until further notice:

  • Mayor and Council meetings are now held virtually.  Visit the City’s website at www.collegeparkmd.gov/covid19 for the updated link and call-in number to watch or provide public comment during the meeting;
  • Only external property Code compliance and inspections will be conducted; and
  • Only external patrols and service for City Animal Control will be conducted.

The following services can be conducted online, via email and/or by phone (contact information below):

  • Compost and wood mulch purchases and scheduling of delivery;
  • Meetings/consultations with City staff;
  • Department of Youth, Family & Senior Services case management and client meetings; and
  • Application and processing for City building permits, variance and departures, homeownership grants, Business Assistance grants, and chain-link fence grants.a

The following services can be conducted online or via the phone (240-487-3509) with a credit card:

  • Parking ticket payments
  • Personal property tax payments
  • Refuse collection payments
  • Payment for speed camera citations
  • CDMA and liquor license payments
  • Occupancy permit payments (phone only)
  • Building permit payments (phone only)
  • Municipal infractions (phone only)

Only credit card transactions and checks arriving by mail can be processed at this time.   No cash transactions can be processed until further notice.   For any finance related questions including payment questions, please email finance@collegeparkmd.gov or call 240-487-3509.

City staff in all departments will continue to process and respond to postal mail, email, and phone calls. ­Please see the contact information below for each department.

Department or OfficePhoneEmail

City Manager’s Office

240-487-3501

citymanager@collegeparkmd.gov

City Clerk’s Office

240-487-3501

cityclerk@collegeparkmd.gov

Department of Finance

240-487-3509

finance@collegeparkmd.gov

Department of Planning, Community & Economic Development

240-487-3538

planning@collegeparkmd.gov

Department of Public Services

240-487-3570

publicservices@collegeparkmd.gov

Department of Public Works Engineering

240-487-3590

publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov

Department of Youth & Family Services

240-487-3550

families@collegeparkmd.gov

Seniors Program

301-345-8100

seniors@collegeparkmd.gov



MARCH 16, 2020 UPDATE

The City of College Park continues to prepare for and monitor the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.  The City is following Centers for Disease Control and state and county health departments guidance.  As a reminder, the CDC recommends that the general public continue to practice everyday actions (like washing hands often and staying home if sick) to prevent illness.  For a full list of those actions, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Many City services like ticket payments, permits, applications, scheduling of special trash collections, ordering of compost, and more can be done via our website (www.collegeparkmd.gov) or via phone (240-487-3500).  We encourage our residents to utilize those resources prior to visiting any City facility.

To reduce the risk of transmission to our residents and staff, the City has directed eligible employees to telework, if reasonable, and has consolidated or suspended services that require direct interactions including in-home consultations, inspections, and in-person meetings. City Mayor and Council meetings will be held virtually starting March 17, 2020 until further notice (noted below).

Due to this continually evolving and unprecedented situation, and to adhere to the latest executive orders from Governor Larry Hogan, the City is announcing further changes to its services and activities.  The safety of our residents and staff are our foremost concern.  

We regret to announce the cancellation or suspension of the following events, activities and services until further notice: 

  • All events, Seniors Program activities and community meetings;
  • All Department of Youth, Family & Services group meetings (including the Lakeland STARs tutoring program, Hispanic Parent Support Group, therapist-led school groups); 
  • Public use of City facilities (including rentals);
  • Monthly City Board and Committee Meetings;
  • Notary services; and
  • Department of Youth, Family & Senior Services client meetings/sessions.

The following services and activities will be modified until further notice:

  • Mayor and Council meetings will now be held virtually.  Residents can watch or participate in the meetings via WebEx by downloading the app.  The City will provide the link, meeting number and password to participate via the City’s website and social media. A call-in number will also be provided and made available.
    • Update: March 17, 2020 Mayor & Council Meeting:
      To watch tonight’s Mayor and Council Worksession at 7:30 p.m., please CLICK HERE.  Please note: participants will be muted during tonight’s Worksession, except if the Mayor & Council goes into special session and there will be a public comment opportunity.
      • Meeting number (access code): 799 917 586
      • Meeting password: DBmwEU8jC35
      • Join by phone: Tap to call in from a mobile device (attendees only) or call +1-202-860-2110.
      • Need help? Go to http://help.webex.com

  • All City buildings will be closed to the public with the exception of the windows at City Hall (8400 Baltimore Avenue Suites #375 and #340) and at Davis Hall during normal business hours only;
  • All in-person meetings/consultations will be decided on a case by case basis, done via telephone or postponed;
  • City fields and recreational facilities are open, however all gatherings, games, and sporting events must be kept to under 50 people per the Governor’s executive order;
  • Only external property Code compliance and inspections will be conducted; and
  • Only external patrols and service for City Animal Control will be conducted.

As of now, the following services and activities will continue and not be disrupted:

  • Police patrols and emergency response;
  • Regular trash, recycling, bulk trash, and yard waste collections;
  • Compost pickup and deliveries;
  • Seniors Transportation Services for essential trips (medical appointments or medication which are vital or to purchase items that are essential for subsistence within the next 7-14 days grocery or medical trips only);
  • Application submission and processing for City building permits, variance and departures, homeownership grants, Business Assistance grants, and chain-link fence grants;
  • Parking enforcement; and
  • Department of Public Works April Cleanup Saturdays.

The state and county have initiated measures to help school-aged children and seniors in need access food during this difficult time.  For information and locations for food distribution to children while schools are closed, please visit www.pgcps.org/Inside-PGCPS/2019-2020/Student-Meals-Available-During-COVID-19-Closures or mdsummermeals.org

For food delivery information for seniors who typically receive meals at DFS Nutrition sites, please visit the Prince George’s County Nutrition Services website at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1723/Nutrition-Services or call 301-265-8475.  Seniors can also contact the College Park Meals on Wheels (301-474-1002 or mowcp.yolasite.com) or Neighbors Helping Neighbors (301-222-3434 or www.nhn-cp.org) to request services or volunteer. The College Park Community Food Bank will be open for food distribution on Saturday, March 21 from 10:00 a.m. until noon; for more information visit www.collegeparkfoodbank.com.

As the situation continues to evolve, the City will continue to update the public as necessary.  Please visit the City’s website (www.collegeparkmd.gov), sign up for the City’s emails (www.collegeparkmd.gov/cpconnect) and follow the City’s Facebook (www.fb.com/collegeparkmd) and Twitter (@collegepark_md) for the latest and most up-to-date City news and information.

The City would like to remind residents to only share accurate information from the CDC, state or county health departments to reduce misinformation.  For the latest and most accurate information about this evolving situation, visit the CDC, state and county health department websites:


MARCH 12, 2020 UPDATE

The City of College Park continues to prepare for and monitor the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.  The City is following Centers for Disease Control and state and county health departments guidance to ensure we are aware of the latest information and recommended action for our area.  

As of March 12, 2020 there are 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland, including four in Prince George’s County.  The CDC recommends that the general public continue to practice everyday actions (like washing hands often and staying home if sick) to prevent illness.  For a full list of those actions, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Many City services like ticket payments, permits, applications, scheduling of special trash collections, ordering of compost, and more can be done via our website (www.collegeparkmd.gov) or via phone (240-487-3500).  We encourage our residents to utilize those resources prior to visiting any City facility.

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. On March 12, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order prohibiting all events of more than 250 people.  The safety of our residents and staff are our foremost concern.  We regret to announce the cancellation of the following events, activities and services: 

  • Census Palooza (March 21);
  • Brunch with Bunny (March 28);
  • Spring Egg Hunt (April 4); 
  • Lakeland STARs tutoring program until further notice; 
  • Hispanic Parent Support Group Meetings until further notice; 
  • Youth & Family Services therapist-led school groups until further notice; 
  • Strategic Plan Community Meetings postponed to a later date;
  • Rental of City facilities and use of City facilities for community meetings until further notice;
  • Monthly City Board and Committee Meetings for the next 30 days or until further notice;
  • Notary services until further notice;
  • Department of Youth, Family & Senior Services client meetings/sessions until further notice; and
  • Seniors Program Weekly Social Activities, Events and Trips until further notice.  

As of now, the following services and activities will continue and not be disrupted:

  • Mayor and Council meetings;
  • Police patrols and emergency response;
  • Regular refuse, recycling and special trash collections;
  • Seniors Transportation Services for essential trips;
  • Code compliance and inspections;
  • Parking enforcement; and
  • Department of Public Works April Cleanup Saturdays.

As the situation continues to evolve, the City will continue to update the public as necessary.  Please visit the City’s website (www.collegeparkmd.gov), sign up for the City’s emails (www.collegeparkmd.gov/cpconnect) and follow the City’s Facebook (www.fb.com/collegeparkmd) and Twitter (@collegepark_md) for the latest and most up-to-date City news and information.  

The City would like to remind residents to only share accurate information from the CDC, state or county health departments to reduce misinformation.  For the latest and most accurate information about this evolving situation, visit the CDC, state and county health department websites:



MARCH 6, 2020 - CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and state and county health departments in Maryland and the greater Washington D.C. area are closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

The City of College Park is monitoring information from local health departments to ensure we are aware of the latest information and recommended action for our area.  We are developing and implementing systems that will enable certain City services to be conducted online or via the phone.  To ensure the continuity of services, the City is also identifying services that staff could accomplish remotely if that becomes necessary.

As of right now, there are three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, Maryland.  All three individuals have been quarantined and had contracted the disease from recent travel on the same trip.  “This is not a reason to panic,” stated Governor Larry Hogan at the March 5, 2020 press conference announcing the confirmed cases. “Marylanders should go to work or go to school... just as they normally would.” 

The CDC considers the general public’s immediate health risk to be low at this time.  While there currently is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure.  Take the following everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases (including the cold and flu):

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face-mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. 
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing, please consult a medical professional.  It is recommended that you call ahead.

Misinformation about COVID-19 can create fear and hostility that hurts people and makes it harder to keep everyone healthy.  Share accurate information from the CDC, state or county health departments. 

The City of College Park does not have its own health department, but will continue to keep our residents informed as needed.  For the latest and most accurate information about this evolving situation, visit the CDC, state and county health department websites:

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Posted on: May 13, 2020
May Municipal Scene

MAY MUNICIPAL SCENE

Posted on: May 7, 2020
Compost with Suzie Smartleaf

Compost & Wood Mulch

Posted on: April 30, 2020
trees along street

Tree Line Clearance Work

Posted on: February 20, 2020
2019 State of the City

State of the City

Posted on: February 19, 2020