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 in-person City events and meetings are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Public access to the City Municipal Building also suspended until further notice..

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State and County COVID-19 Guidance

 
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are on the rise across Maryland. Both the state and County have issued new guidance and restrictions to reduce the spread of the virus. As of November 17,2020:
  • Prince George's County businesses must limit occupancy to 25% capacity, with an exception for grocery stores, big box retail, and outdoor dining which can operate at 50% capacity.
  • All Maryland restaurants and bars must cease indoor services between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Take-out and curbside pick-up may continue during that time.
  • Outdoor public gatherings are limited to 25 people or less, and indoor public gatherings are limited to 10 people or less.
  • Visitation at hospitals and nursing homes has been restricted, and elective surgeries are being reduced to prioritize hospital resources for COVID care.
  • All out of state travel is discouraged. If you do travel, you are asked to quarantine after your return for two weeks, or until you've received a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Everyone must wear masks in public and practice social distancing. You can report violations of businesses not in compliance with the County's guidance by calling 311.
For full details from the state of Maryland visit governor.maryland.gov.

For updated guidance from Prince George's County, visit mypgc.us

Public health guidance encourages safe social distancing (6 feet apart) when in public. Cloth face coverings are required by Executive Order for anyone 6 years and older in all Maryland businesses, on public transit, and in outdoor public areas where social distancing cannot be observed. The City has a limited supply of disposable face-masks available for residents. Pick-up is by request on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Call (301)-985-5000.

Guidance on keeping yourself and your families safe is below. See the left-hand menu for additional resources to support Hyattsville residents and businesses, including the City's COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund.

COVID-19 Testing

 
Free, non-appointment COVID-19 testing is available in the parking lot at the First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville, 6201 Belcrest Road. Hours of operation are Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. As the testing takes place in tents that are exposed to the elements, the site may occasionally need to close for inclement weather. Sign up for City updates to receive alerts when the site is closing,

The site offers both drive-thru and walk-up tests. Drivers should enter the parking lot using the entrance off of MD Route 410 (East-West Highway) across from the Safeway. Walk-up tests are offered on the side of the Church facing Belcrest Road. Please wear a mask and follow traffic guidance.

This site is being operated as a partnership between the City, Luminis Health, the Prince George's County Health Department, and the First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville.

There are many COVID-19 test sites available in Prince George's County. Please visit the County's COVID-19 testing page for a locator map, or call 311 for a list of available sites.

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 Service Adjustments:  

All in-person City events and meetings are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Public access to the City Municipal Building is also suspended until further notice. Call (301) 985-5000 for questions.

Services Suspended or Limited: 

  • City Parks & Playgrounds are open from dawn to dusk. Limited to 10 people total (adults & children) at a playground at one time. Please wear masks and use social distancing.
  • Notary and Fingerprint Services Suspended 
  • In-person acceptance of license and permit applications; can still be completed online
  • Bulk Trash and White Goods Pick-Up Services Suspended (bulk trash pop-up events will take place as needed)
  • Permit Processing for Neighborhood Block Parties Suspended

Continuing Services and Activities: 

  • City Council meetings, Ward Check-In's, and committee meetings will continue using a remote teleconference system. They remain open to the public. For information on how to participate, visit www.hyattsville.org/meetings
  • Police patrols and emergency response 
  • Weekly solid Waste, yard waste, leaf, and recycling collections 
  • Parking enforcement  (accepting Residential Parking Zone Program applications at www.hyattsville.org/res-parking)