The Latest News from Senator Rosapepe's Office: April 2021
COVID Vaccinations for Beltsville residents
As you know, COVID-19 vaccines are in short supply and high demand. More doses are becoming available, with the first ones going to health care workers and nursing home residents. As production ramps up, more and more people will get vaccines, but the timing remains unclear. The Maryland Health Department sets priorities as long as supply is limited. And we have asked them to keep us and the public up to date on access.
Prince George's County has now entered Phase 1b, meaning vaccines are becoming available for adults ages 75 and up, assisted living (including staff and residents of homeless shelters), and educators (teachers and support staff, childcare workers).
The state has set up a statewide pre-Registration system for mass vaccination: https://onestop.md.gov/preregistration
For County appointments, visit covid19vaccination.princegeorgescountymd.gov or call 301-883-6627.
Reminder: Scholarships to College
Each Senator and Delegate is allocated funds for scholarships to students in our district who attend Maryland colleges. There are so many deserving students in Beltsville. With college tuition a struggle for many families, we need to do everything we can to help hardworking students get a good education. We can't help everyone with Senatorial Scholarships, but we can certainly help some.
To apply online for a 2020-2021 Senate scholarship, students should visit www.21stDistrictDelegation.com/college-scholarships, and the deadline to apply is Friday, July 9. A separate Delegate scholarship application from Delegates Joseline Peña-Melnyk, Ben Barnes, and Mary Lehman is on that page as well with a Thursday, April 2 deadline. Information on other financial aid for Maryland college students can be found at www.mhec.state.md.us.
Do you or friends need help getting unemployment benefits?
If you have still not gotten your unemployment insurance, please let us know. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact the right people in the Department of Labor and do everything we can to get your money ASAP.
Please let us know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. And, of course, feel free to be in touch if we can be of help to you. Just email 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 301.858.3141.