Released on March 8, 2022 - 5:51pm

OFFICE OF THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EXECUTIVE

ANGELA D. ALSOBROOKS

 

 

For Immediate Release:

March 8, 2022

 

For More Information:

Gina Ford

Communications Director

Office of the County Executive

Prince George’s County

c. 202-744-3308

[email protected]

 

PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY’S COVID-19 EMERGENCY DECLARATION TO EXPIRE TOMORROW, MARCH 9, 2022

LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced today that the County’s COVID-19 emergency declaration will not be extended past the current expiration date and will expire on March 9, 2022, at 5:00 PM.

 

The County’s percentage of positive tests continues to be below 2% and cases have remained below 100 per day since February 7, 2022. The County’s current positivity rate as of March 7 is 1.7%, and the weekly case rate per 100,000 residents is 28.37. It should also be noted that as of February 25, 2022, CDC published new metrics for COVID-19 Community Transmission Levels, to include new weekly totals for COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 residents, new weekly case rates per 100,000 and weekly percentage of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients.  According to CDC, Prince George’s County is in the low transmission level for all three metrics.

 

“During the last several weeks, we have continued to make tremendous strides in our fight against COVID-19,” said County Executive Alsobrooks. “Thanks to the hard work of Prince Georgians, we have seen a substantial decrease in our case rate since the surge of the Omicron variant, so we are comfortable with this decision as we continue moving into the next phase of this pandemic.”

 

The County continues to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Residents are also encouraged to get tested if they have been exposed or have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status. The County Health Department and Office of Emergency Management continue to operate and support free COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites at various locations throughout the County. For more information about COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, visit the County Health Department website here.

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