College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn pushes to extend indoor dining ban in the county

Mayor Patrick Wojahn at the College Park City Council meeting on Feb. 3, 2020. (Richard Moglen/The Diamondback)

College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn is calling to extend Prince George’s County’s ban on indoor dining, according to WTOP. 

During a call with county and city officials Wednesday, Wojahn said he would take the issue to County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. 

The county ban on indoor dining is set to expire Jan. 16. Wojahn said the county should extend the ban for “a couple more weeks” and until the number of cases starts to decrease. 

The College Park area — in zip codes 20740 and 20742 — has seen over 2,000 reported COVID-19 cases, according to the state’s dashboard.

The city’s annual budget faced about a 10 percent decrease in revenue amid the pandemic, Wojahn said.

“As much as it pains me to see our local businesses struggling like this, this is what we need to do to protect the lives and health and safety of our residents, and the people who come to College Park,”  Wojahn said.

CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, a previous version of this story’s headline misstated that Mayor Patrick Wojahn is pushing to extend indoor dining in the county. He is pushing to extend the indoor dining ban. This headline has been updated.

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