City of Bowie is requiring staff members to get COVID-19 vaccine
The City of Bowie is making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for staff, according to a new policy sent to employees on Friday. “Vaccines are a critical method of controlling the spread of COVID. As such, all staff who may have contact with the public or other essential staff as part of their daily job responsibilities will be required to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination,” the policy states. City Manager, Alfred Lott wanted the vaccine to be mandatory because it is essential for the staff to do their jobs. Around 400 employees will have to adhere to this new policy that went into effect on Jan. 22, he said.