Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

  1. COVID-19 Update for March 27

    Today MD reports almost 200 additional cases. Social distancing is our best defense for now. Volunteers needed to help seniors and disabled persons get groceries & prescriptions. Change in trash & recycling rules means no large items are being picked up. Read the March 27 COVID-19 update.
  2. Read Governor Hogan's Orders Issued March 23

  3. Governor Hogan Takes Further Steps to Slow Spread of COVID-19

    Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference announcing further actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. We encourage all residents to heed the directives the Governor is putting into place. View the update.
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  1. Bowie Operating Status & Updates
  2. Prevention & Preparedness
  3. Resources
  4. Background

Bowie Updates

Most recent update | Previous updates from the City of BowiePublic Health Declaration issued by the City.

Governor Hogan Issues Executive Order on March 23 to Combat Spread of Coronavirus

Bowie Operating Status

City Facilities

City Hall: CLOSED to the public

Police Department: RESTRICTED access. Please call 240-544-5700 for assistance or use the intercom in the small vestibule area at the entrance to the Department. Speed camera citations late fees are waived.

Kenhill Center: CLOSED to the public

Gymnasium: CLOSED to the public

Senior Center: CLOSED to the public. Senior Center transportation continues for essential medical appointments and to ensure that seniors have essential supplies and groceries.

Parks: OPEN Allen Pond, Buckingham, Centennial,Glen Allen, Kenhill and Whitemarsh Parks are open. However, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, playgrounds, picnic areas, courts, ballfields, and fitness equipment are now closed and off limits. Do not participate or allow your children to participate in activities or group play involving more than 10 people (per the Governor’s order).

Dog Park: OPEN

Ice Arena: CLOSED to the public

Museums: CLOSED to the public

Bowie Services

Curbside collections: CONTINUE with modifications; Effective Wednesday, March 25: 1)Trash must be placed in trash cans or closed bags. No loose trash will be picked up; 2) Special pickup is suspended; and 3) Recycling must be in recycling bins or carts. No loose items will be picked up

Utilities: Late fees and shutoffs are suspended

Council Meetings: CLOSED to the public. Residents may view meetings online at or on Verizon channel 10 or Comcast channel 71 and 996. Those wishing to submit testimony for public hearings, or comments for the Citizen Participation portion of an upcoming Council meeting, can send a text message to 240-335-3282 or email written or video testimony/comments to Or, mail the comments to City Hall. For more information, contact the City Clerk at 301-809-3029 or

Outside Services & Updates

Bowie Pantry & Emergency Aid Fund: OPEN with changes in operations. Visit the Pantry’s website for more information.

Senior Meals: Homebound meals will continue to be delivered to those registered for the program. For information, contact the Prince George’s County Department of Aging Senior Nutrition Program at 301-265-8475.

School Children Meals: Grab & Go meals are available to Prince George’s School System students weekdays at Benjamin Tasker Middle School and other schools; for details, visit

Prince George’s County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline: 301-883-6627

Maryland Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: 410-767-6871