Released on September 29, 2020 - 4:45pm

Mayor Craig A. Moe is reminding all high school and youth organizations that, although Governor Larry Hogan announced the return of Fall sports in October, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks has not reopened the County to Phase 3 and is still prohibiting high-contact sports, such as football, basketball and soccer.

The current Prince George’s County Executive Order states that “only low-contact sports are allowed at this time.” The guidelines for low-contact sports are “no more than 9 children and 1 coach - maximum of 100 people in any area” and “spectators at the venue shall wear a face covering, especially when social distancing is not feasible.” For the Prince George’s County Press Release addressing this issue, visit https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3256.

For the full Executive Order, with guidelines, please visit https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/3280.

You are also asked to continue to follow CDC recommendations and guidelines of social distancing, wearing a face mask and continue to wash your hands, clean surfaces and equipment regularly. These are proven ways to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep yourself and your community safe.

Mayor Moe, the Laurel City Council and the City’s EOC will continue to monitor information pertaining to the pandemic outbreak and will be sure the residents, businesses, employees and visitors are kept well informed through our Social Media platforms.

You can also visit our COVID-19 webpage at coronavirus.cityoflaurel.org, along with the CDC at www.CDC.gov, the Maryland Department of Health at www.health.maryland.gov and the Prince George’s County Health Department at https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1588/Health-Services.

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