Prince George’s County restaurants, barbershops and salons can reopen next week, but with some restrictions, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said Thursday.
Based on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s recovery plan, Alsobrooks said four pillars allowed the county to begin taking steps to reopen: expand testing, contact tracing, increase supply of personal protective equipment and hospital surge capacity.
As the county continues to lead the state with more than 14,000 confirmed cases, community centers, basketball courts, swimming pools and playgrounds will remain closed.
Alsobrooks had a message for young people itching to play basketball.
Meanwhile, County Council member Deni Taveras (D-District 2) of Adelphia expressed reservation about reopening the county, especially without a COVID-19 testing site in her district.