Special Edition: Coronavirus

Parks & Recreation Outdoor Pools Video

With outdoor pools opening, the Department of Parks & Recreation has created a video to let residents know what they can expect when they come to an outdoor pool and what health and safety precautions they are putting in place. . Learn more about what to expect through their video.

Parks & Recreation Additional Openings: On July 1, a number of different activities and amenities will open through our Department of Parks & Recreation, and this graphic helps provide some of the highlights of what is open and what remains closed. More information on these openings is included at this link: http://pgparks.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=57. #PGCCOVID19


How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Symptoms of Coronavirus [Spanish]

#Covid-19 Playlist

#Covid-19 en Español lista de reproducción

#Covid-19 ASL Playlist


Prince George’s County Health Department: What is Contact Tracing?

Angela Crankfield-Edmond

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AstraZeneca agrees to supply Europe with 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Sat Jun 13, 2020 / 1:58 PM EDT

ROME (Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc has signed a contract with European governments to supply the region with its potential vaccine against the coronavirus, the British drugmaker’s latest deal to pledge its drug to help combat the pandemic.

The contract is for up to 400 million doses of the vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford, the company said on Saturday, adding that it was looking to expand manufacturing of the vaccine, which it said it would provide for no profit during the pandemic. 

Deliveries will start by the end of 2020. 

The deal is the first contract signed by Europe’s Inclusive Vaccines Alliance (IVA), a group formed by France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands to secure vaccine doses for all member states as soon as possible.

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How racism threatens the response to the coronavirus pandemic

A complex public undertaking like the coronavirus response depends a lot on public trust. But a legacy of systemic racism across multiple institutions has eroded that trust in many minority communities.

The big picture: Health care has its own sordid history, from the Tuskegee Study to hospitals’ patient-dumping practices to substandard care for black mothers and babies.

  • Consequently, minorities — especially black people — tend to trust health care providers less than white people do.
  • In a Pew survey earlier this month, just 35% of black respondents said they had a great deal of trust in medical scientists, compared to 43% of white respondents. Pre-coronavirus surveys found similar results.

Between the lines: Researchers also have found that a negative experience with one institution, such as the police, often translates to distrust of another, such as health care.

  • A robust system of testing, disease surveillance and isolation — the recipe to keep coronavirus infection rates at bay — requires a lot of buy-in from people who are wary of exactly that kind of undertaking.
  • “How do you do contact tracing in communities that deeply mistrust medical institutions and now sort of are feeling like we’re in the fight of our lives because of police brutality?” said Rachel Hardeman, a researcher at the University of Minnesota who studies racism and health equity.

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Cases & Deaths by Jurisdiction

31 jurisdictions report more than 10,000 cases of COVID-19.

Tap on the map or the plus (+) sign below the map to see the number of cases and deaths reported by each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, New York City, and other U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions.


Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus