COVID-19 Info & Resources
We want to ensure our Takoma Park community that your Police Department is open for emergency services. We understand these are challenging times and we are constantly reviewing our existing procedures to maximize the health and safety of our members and our community. Due to precautions concerning COVID-19, the Police Department has taken measures to create TEMPORARY POLICE PROTOCOLS for services. This service provides a convenient option for our community to call in reports for certain types of non-emergency, non-violent offenses that occur within the City of Takoma Park. We continue to ask for the community’s patience as calls will be reviewed as soon as possible once received by our staff.
If an incident does not meet this alternate-reporting criteria, an officer may respond to investigate. We do ask if you are exhibiting flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or may have been exposed to someone who has, please inform the dispatcher so responding members can be prepared to take extra precautions. Please DO NOT try to report an incident through our social media platforms. We appreciate your understanding, support, and cooperation as we work together to overcome this public health emergency.
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit City of Takoma Park Resources.
During COVID-19 social distancing, please remember if you need help, we have resources. Victim/Witness Assistance.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Toll Free: 1-800-MD-HELPS
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Sligo Creek Parkway Closures
Worried about your Pets?
Worried about your pet during the COVID-19 outbreak? There’s no evidence that pets can get sick from the virus or spread the virus in the US. Continue taking every day preventive actions to keep yourself healthy. Click here for more information.
Adventist HealthCare Takoma Park Alternate Care Site Opens to Support COVID-19 Patient Care
Adventist HealthCare has been working with the State of Maryland over the last several weeks to increase bed capacity to care for additional COVID-19 patients and will open the Adventist HealthCare Takoma Park campus as a state-approved alternate care site. Read more: WAH
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Safety Measures and Social Distancing*:
Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
*World Health Organization