COVID-19 Resources


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

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.

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State and County COVID-19 Guidance

As of August 8, 2021 an indoor mask mandate has been reinstated in Prince George's County due to a rise in COVID-19 cases related to the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus. Masks are required for anyone ages 2 and older in all public indoor venues and businesses. Masks are also still required on all public transit by a federal mandate.

Guidance from the state of Maryland
Guidance from Prince George's County

COVID-19 Testing

Free, non-appointment COVID-19 testing is available for all ages in the parking lot at the First United Methodist Church in Hyattsville, 6201 Belcrest Road. Hours of operation are Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Except holidays.) Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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.

The Church is located within walking distance of the Prince George's Plaza Metro Station and several bus routes. View a local transit map.

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.

Free COVID-19 at-home test kits
The County is distributing COVID-19 rapid test kits at local community centers and libraries on a weekly basis. Find a location near you at One box per person is available for pick-up first-come, first-serve basis. Proof of County residency is required.

Four free COVID tests per residential address are available by mail from the Federal Government. Request your tests at (en español, or by phone at 1-800-232-0233. The phone line serves speakers of English, Spanish and more than 150 additional languages and is open from 8 a.m. until midnight, seven days a week. Hearing impaired callers can request tests via a text-based line at 1-888-720-7489. Tests are typically mailed within 7-12 business days of ordering.

City Council recently authorized the purchase of COVID-19 test kits for Hyattsville residents. Distribution dates & locations will be added here as they are confirmed. 

Public Health Resources

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus not previously identified in humans. The disease is highly contagious. Symptoms of the virus include fever, shortness of breath, and coughing and can sometimes be severe, requiring hospitalization. COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available to protect you from severe illness and death related to the virus.

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

City Service Adjustments:  

Many in-person City programs and services are being offered virtually to reduce staff and residents' risk of exposure to the virus. Public access to the Municipal Building is suspended until further notice. Call (301) 985-5000 for questions.

Services Suspended or Limited: 

  • Notary and Fingerprint Services Suspended 
  • In-person acceptance of license and permit applications is suspended. These activities can be completed online.

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 our Meetings web page.
  • Police patrols and emergency response 
  • Weekly solid Waste, yard waste, and recycling collections 
  • Parking enforcement and Residential Parking Zone applications