Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

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Current Prince George's County Restrictions


  • The Prince George's County mask mandate has been lifted, however masks are currently recommended for indoor public spaces. For more information go to Prince George's County Coronavirus
  • Masks are not required to enter City of Bowie facilities
  • Businesses and organizations have the option to impose their own rules about mask wearing in their establishments


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Bowie Updates

The City will continue to monitor outbreaks of COVID locally and track key metrics  

For the first 15+ months of the pandemic, the City of Bowie published a Daily COVID Update to keep residents and other stakeholders informed about the rapidly changing state of the pandemic. If needed, information about COVID or other health related issues will be shared via social media, this website, and Alert Bowie,

 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 YouTube or on the City website at 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 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

Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP): 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 for the MEAP program

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 for the Electric Universal Service Program.

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 for the Electric and Gas Retirement Assistance Programs.

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

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

State of Maryland COVID assistance: Phone 2-1-1