COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The City of Hyattsville is implementing mitigation strategies to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and minimize risk and exposure in our community. Updates will be posted to this page as they become available. Currently, all City events and meetings are cancelled through April 27, 2020. Public access to the City Municipal Building for non-essential services is also limited through April 27, 2020.

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As mandated by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on March 30, 2020, all residents are under a Stay-At-Home order and should only leave their homes for essential needs. Grocery shopping, attaining meals or medical supplies, attending medical appointments, providing care for a close friend or family member, attending a designated essential job, and participating in safe outdoor recreation are all considered essential activities. All non-essential businesses are closed to the public and non-essential workers should telecommute if possible. Gatherings of groups larger than 10 individuals is prohibited. Violating these orders can result in a misdemeanor charge with a penalty of arrest and/or a fine.

For further details, review the March 30, 2020 Executive Order and Interpretive GuidanceTaking these precautions will reduce exposure of COVID-19 to those who are most vulnerable and avoid overwhelming the resources of our healthcare systems.

Guidance on keeping yourself and your families safe is below. See the left-hand menu for additional resources to support Hyattsville residents and businesses.

Public Health Resources

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a Coronavirus not previously identified in humans. The disease is highly contagious and there are currently no vaccines available. Symptoms of the virus include fever, shortness of breath, and coughing and can sometimes be severe, requiring hospitalization. If you believe you are experiencing symptoms or would like more information, please call the Prince Georges County Coronavirus hotline: (301) 883-6627.

To learn more about COVID-19 and find resources to stay healthy, visit:

City Cancellations and Postponements through April 27, 2020:  

  • Boards and Committee Meetings 
  • Creative Minds
  • Teen Tutoring and Mentoring 
  • Ageless Grace Exercise Classes 
  • Community Yoga 
  • Senior Bus Trips 
  • Senior Dining & Lecture Series
  • Police Ride-A-Long’s  
  • Invasive Plant Removals
  • Ward Check Ins
  • Community Wellness Walks
  • Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt, April 4
  • Hyattsville Census Day, April 4 - POSTPONED
  • Arbor Day Celebration, April 5 – POSTPONED
  • Spring Camp Magruder, April 6-10
  • Spring Cleaning Day: Paint and Electronics Recycling Day, April 11 – POSTPONED
  • Spring Community Yard Sale, April 15-17
  • City Anniversary Carnival, Parade, Music & Fireworks, April 23-26

Services Suspended or Limited until April 27, 2020: 

  • Call-A-Bus for Seniors Transportation Services for essential trips only (medical & grocery store) 
  • Yard Waste and Compost pick-up will be limited to the first and third Mondays of the month
  • City Parks are open from dawn to dusk | Playgrounds are closed
  • Notary and Fingerprint Services Suspended 
  • Licensing and Permitting Services Suspended
  • Extension of Licensing Deadlines: All business licenses, single family, and multi-family licensing issued by the City that would expire during the current State of Maryland emergency will be extended until the 30th day after the state of emergency is lifted. 

Continuing Services and Activities: 

  • City Council meetings will continue as scheduled using a remote teleconference system. They remain open to the public. For information on how to participate, visit
  • Police patrols and emergency response 
  • Solid Waste and recycling collections 
  • Parking enforcement