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 for non-essential services is also limited.

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County Phased Reopening

Prince George's County is easing restrictions on some businesses and activities through a phased re-opening approach with proper safety precautions in place. Visit the County's web site for guidance on what is allowed under the current phase. As of June 15, 2020, the County is in Phase 2 of re-opening.

Public health guidance still encourages safe social distancing (6 feet apart) when in public. Cloth face coverings are required in stores and on public transit. Gatherings of groups larger than 10 individuals is prohibited. 

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

On June 15, a new COVID-19 testing site will be open at the First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville at 6201 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782.  Both drive-through and walk-up tests will be offered on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Testing is free, with no appointment required. Tests will be administered by medical staff from Luminis Health (Doctors Community Hospital), who have the capacity to offer 200 tests per day. 

Drivers should enter the Church's parking lot off MD Route 410 (East West Highway) and walk ups will be serviced at the front of the church facing Belcrest Road. Please follow all traffic and safety instructions from the City of Hyattsville Police Officers on site.

There are several other COVID-19 test sites available in Prince George's County. Please visit the County's COVID-19 testing page for a full list.

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:  

  • Call-A-Bus Grocery and Medical Trips
  • Ageless Grace Exercise Classes 
  • Community Yoga 
  • Senior Bus Trips 
  • Senior Dining & Lecture Series
  • Police Ride-A-Long’s  
  • Invasive Plant Removals
  • Ward Check-Ins (Virtual check-in's may be made available as needed)
  • Community Wellness Walks
  • Hyattsville Census Day, April 4 - POSTPONED
  • Arbor Day Celebration, April 5 – POSTPONED
  • Spring Cleaning Day: Paint and Electronics Recycling Day, April 11 – POSTPONED
  • Mary Prangley Cleanup Day, May 2 - POSTPONED
  • Community Shred, May 23 - POSTPONED
  • International Festival, June 6 - POSTPONED
  • Trolley Trail Day, June 13
  • Summer Jam, June 19

Services Suspended or Limited: 

  • City Parks are open from dawn to dusk | Playgrounds are closed
  • Notary and Fingerprint Services Suspended 
  • Licensing 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 and committee meetings will continue 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  (accepting Residential Parking Zone Program applications at an in person on Mondays & Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • Permit Processing for Driveway-Street Apron, Tree Removal, and Fence permits. (Fees waived for fence permits.) Permits are available online via and in person Mondays & Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.