Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

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Current Prince George's County Restrictions ( as of February 28, 2022)

Masks

  • The Prince George's County mask mandate has been lifted.
  • Masks are still required on all public transport such as school buses and all other forms of public transportation.
  • Prince George's County School System will continue to require masks in schools until 80% of county residents are vaccinated. The current vaccinated rate for Prince George's County is 72.3%.
  • Businesses and organizations have the option to impose their own rules about mask wearing in their establishments.
  • Masks are not required to enter City of Bowie facilities. 



Resources

  1. Bowie Updates
  2. Prevention
  3. Background

Bowie Updates

Daily COVID updates stopped on November 19, 2021 after being published for more than 400 days since the pandemic began in spring of 2020,

The City will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic locally and track key metrics but will no longer push out these updates via Alert Bowie and social media. Key metrics will be posted to www.cityofbowie.org/covidmetrics each weekday afternoon.

 Previous updates from the City of Bowie | Public Health Declaration issued by the City.

Bowie Operating Status 

Masks are no longer required in City of Bowie facilities  as of February 28, 2022

All city facilities are open. 

In-person events sponsored by the City events have resumed. See events calendar for more details on what's scheduled. 

Some committee meetings continue to held virtually or to have a virtual option for the meetings. Check the meetings calendar or contact the Staff Liaison to the committee for information about specific committees. 

Council Meetings are OPEN to the public. Residents may  view meetings on YoutTube or on the City website at www.cityofbowie.org/viewmeetings or on Verizon channel 10 or Comcast channel 71 and 996.

Residents can testify in person at Council meetings or submit written testimony/comments to cityclerk@cityofbowie.org. Comments received via email are not read at the meeting, but are shared with councilmembers and do become part of the public record for the meeting. 

Other Services & Updates

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

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

Prince George’s County Public Schools:  For the latest PGCPS information, visit www.pgcps.org

Maryland Energy Assistance Program: The MEAP provides financial assistance with home heating bills, natural gas arrearage assistance, crisis assistance, and furnace repair or replacement. Payments are made to the fuel supplier and utility company on the customer’s behalf. Submit an application here.

Electric Universal Service Program: The EUSP provides bill payment assistance and arrearage assistance for electric customers. Customers who receive EUSP funds are placed on a budget billing plan with their utility company spread out year annual utility bills into even monthly payments to avoid spikes caused by seasonal fluctuations in energy use. Submit an application here.

Electric and Gas Retirement Assistance Programs: Benefits are also available to help pay past due balances on electric and gas utility accounts. Eligible customers receive assistance for a portion of their current electric bills and/or forgiveness of up to $2,000 toward their past due bill. Customers must have a past due bill of $300 or greater to be eligible, and may only receive an arrearage grant once every seven years, with certain exceptions. Submit an application here.

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System: For the latest library information, visit www.pgcmls.info 

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

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