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.
State and County COVID-19 Guidance
As of May 12, 2022, Prince George's County officials recommend the use of masks while indoors in public places due to rising COVID-19 cases in our area. This surge in cases is being driven by highly transmissible variants of the virus. While the County's indoor mask mandate has been lifted, businesses and organizations can still require the use of masks for staff and customers. Prince George's County Public Schools will continue requiring masks in all school buildings until the County's population is 80% vaccinated.
The best way to protect yourself and your family from the virus is to get vaccinated and boosted! Learn ways to get your free vaccine here.
Hyattsville COVID-19 Testing Site
Free, non-appointment COVID-19 PCR 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.) Children 17 and younger 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 City of Hyattsville has a supply of free COVID-19 rapid test kits available for residents in need to pick-up. Kits can be picked up from the City Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, during business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 5PM. One kit per person present (includes two tests). Please ring the Admin bell at the City Building entry to request your kit.
If you believe you or a member of your household may have COVID-19, please wear a mask when picking up your kit.
Prince George's County is distributing COVID-19 rapid test kits at local community centers on a weekly basis. Find a location near you at health.mypgc.us/COVIDTesting. 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 covidtest.gov (en español covidtest.gov/es), 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.
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:
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization
- Maryland Department of Health (includes a Maryland case map dashboard)
- Prince George's County Department of Health
Many in-person City programs and services, including Council and Committee meetings, are being offered virtually to reduce staff and residents' risk of exposure to the virus.
A reminder that while masks are no longer required indoors in Prince George's County, individual businesses may still request patrons and staff wear masks. Please be respectful and follow posted signage when visiting local businesses. For details on the County's mask policies, please visit health.mypgc.us/coronavirus. Masks are still required when inside of Prince George's County Public Schools.
Masks are not required for visitors or staff in the City Administrative Building, 4310 Gallatin Street. Public use of the building is still limited. Please ring the Admin or Police doorbell at the entrance for access.
Masks are still required for visitors and staff using the Driskell Park Recreation Center as our Youth Services Teams are following the Prince George's County Public School mask guidelines. Masks are also required when using the City's Call-A-Bus. For questions, please call (301) 985-5000.