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COVID-19 Resource Hub

This page updates frequently as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Maryland

    • Montgomery County
      • Montgomery County is currently vaccinating Phase 1, 2, and 3. 
        • View Montgomery County's COVID-19 Priority Groups
        • AOBA members: Most AOBA member employees are expected to fall under Priority Group 1C, Tier 3. AOBA is communicating with HHS and the County Executive’s office regarding the designations that include AOBA members (ex. property managers, building engineers, etc.) and will update members once new information is available.

    • Prince George's County
      • Prince George's County is currently in PHASE 3 of its COVID-19 vaccination plan. 
        • Anyone 16 and older who lives or works in Prince George's County is now eligible for vaccination. 
        • Seniors and individuals with underlying medical conditions that increase their risk for severe COVID-19 illness will continue to be prioritized for appointments.
        • View Vaccination Phased Distribution Plan 
          • AOBA members:  Some members are included in Phase 2C, which will begin Tuesday, April 13. Under Phase 2C of the vaccination plan, critical infrastructure personnel is eligible to register for the vaccine and that includes maintenance and custodial staff, building engineers, security personnel, etc. on rental and commercial properties.
            • Property management staff are not covered under phase 2C for Prince George’s County’s plan. However,  AOBA is currently working with the County to add property management staff to Phase 2C as their roles are essential for providing services to their residents and properties. 

            • Individuals eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 2 need to fill out the County Health Department’s pre-registration form. Property maintenance employees should select Shelter & Housing when preregistering.

  • COVID-19 General Information

    • Statewide
      • On May 14, Governor Hogan announced the end of the statewide mask mandate, aligning Maryland with new CDC guidance.
        • Read the press release here
        • INDOOR AND OUTDOOR VENUES. Effective May 15, indoor and outdoor venues may resume normal operations. All remaining capacity restrictions will be lifted on all indoor entertainment venues and conventions, and all outdoor entertainment, art, and sports venues, including all ticketed events.

          INDOOR AND OUTDOOR DINING. Effective May 15, restaurants and bars may resume normal operations, as all remaining capacity and distancing restrictions and all other limits will be lifted on indoor and outdoor dining.

    • Montgomery County
    • Prince George's County
      • Prince George's County is currently in Phase 3 of Reopening.
        • As a part of the Phase 3 reopening, residents are still encouraged to exercise caution and use good judgment to keep themselves and others safe. It is important to continue to wash your hands frequently and wear a face-covering in all indoor locations, on public transportation, and in crowded outdoor venues. Also, residents should get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. Appointments are available at mypgc.us/ProudtobeProtected.
        • The new Executive Order lifting the mask mandate goes into effect May 28, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. 
        • View Executive Order # 11-2021 that went into effect May 17, 2021. All indoor and outdoor venues in Prince George's County may resume normal operations. Face masks are still required for all indoor venues, while on public transportation, and at crowded outdoor venues.

Virginia

    • Fairfax County
      • Fairfax County in Virginia received $34,463,868.80 in federal funding. Fairfax County will operate its own ERA-funded rent relief programs for its residents.
        • For residents seeking rent, utility, and other basic needs assistance, contact Coordinated Services Planning at 703-222-0880, TTY 711 Monday--Friday, 8 AM-- 4:30 PM.
        • For landlords seeking rent assistance on behalf of tenants, please visit the Landlord Portal. For questions please call 703-324-5580 or email: NCSEvictionSupport@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

          Download Landlord ERA checklist.  Download Tenant ERA checklist. Additional checklists in other languages can be found here.


District of Columbia

  • 2021 Rental Assistance Relief

    • Mayor Muriel Bowser launched a new program to provide financial assistance to DC residents struggling to make rent and utility payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Stronger Together by Assisting You (STAY DC) program, renters and housing providers can apply for grant funding to cover past and future rental payments in addition to utilities like water, gas, and electricity. 
      • To qualify for STAY DC, you must be a renter or housing provider in the District who is at risk or has a tenant at risk, of not paying rent or utilities on a residential dwelling. An applicant’s total 2020 annual household income, as set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, may not exceed designated levels according to household size. For example, a family of four must make less than $79,600. Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance going back to April 1, 2020, and 3 months of assistance for future payments at a time for a total of 18 months of assistance.
      • Renters and housing providers can begin submitting applications for rental and utility assistance today at stay.dc.gov. 
      • Applicants can call the STAY DC Call Center at 833-4-STAYDC for support throughout their application process, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Read the full press release here
      • STAY DC Partner Toolkit 
      • NEW! DC Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has released an updated payment overview that highlights the process of identifying payments distributed for the STAY-DC program.
    • Watch DC Rental Assistance Town Hall
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

    • District of Columbia is currently in Phase 2 of its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan (All DC residents 16 and older). 
      • Mayor Bowser announced that as of Monday, April 12, 2021, the District will enter into Phase 2A of the Vaccination Plan and open up vaccination eligibility to all District residents and workers age 16 and above.  
      • Individuals working in commercial and residential property maintenance and management staff are eligible to receive the vaccination in this tier. 
      • Starting on Monday, March 15, 2021, Essential Employees in Commercial and Residential Property Management and Environmental Services will be eligible
      • It is expected that on April 12, 2021, non-essential employees working in commercial and residential property management will become eligible. 
    • Pre-register for vaccination here or sign up for alerts here
  • COVID-19 General Information 

    • On May 21, restrictions on public and commercial activity, including capacity limits, types of activities, and time restrictions, will be lifted. Read more.
    • DC Operating Government Status
      • MAY 3: Up to 25% return. Where agencies already exceed 25% by operational necessity those numbers may remain.
      • JUNE 7: Up to 50% return. Executive, Excepted and Management Service employees required in office majority of the week.
      • JULY 12: All employees required to be set and working in new in-office work schedules.
    • Phase Two Guidance for Office Buildings
    • Phase Two Guidance for Apartments, Cooperatives, and Condominiums

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