Vaccination Requirements for COVID-19
On August 18, 2021, Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks issued Executive Order No. 19-2021, COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Requirements, in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and maximize the health and safety of employees and residents.
According to the Order, all Prince George’s County Government employees to either:
- Provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status by Oct. 3, 2021 (preliminary deadline of Sept. 24) – employees, contractors, and volunteers can submit their proof of vaccination online using their County email address and password. If you do not have access to County email, please contact your Agency HR Liaison. Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status includes: a scanned copy of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card; a copy of an official vaccination record from a government body; or a verified medical record.
- Provide evidence of a negative COVID-19 tested weekly starting Oct. 4, 2021 – employees, contractors, and volunteers who are not vaccinated will need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.
Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Status Portal
The Office of Information Technology and OHRM partnered to create the Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Status Portal (Portal). The Portal is a secure online database where employees, contractors, and volunteers who have access to County email can indicate their vaccination status and upload proof of their vaccination(s).
Note: Employees without access to County email should contact their Agency HR Liaison and provide their status and proof of vaccination. Evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status includes: a scanned copy of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record card; a copy of an official vaccination record from a government body; or a verified medical record.
Vaccinated employees must visit the Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Status Portal and complete the online form to indicate whether they have been:
I am fully vaccinated - I have received all needed COVID-19 shots (for example, two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or one of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
I am not yet fully vaccinated - I have received only one of the two required doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
I have not been vaccinated due to a medical condition and I am requesting a Medical Exemption - I will submit the completed Medical Exemption form and, if approved, I will test weekly for COVID-19 starting October 4, 2021.
I have not been vaccinated due to my religious beliefs and I am requesting a Religious Exemption - I will submit the completed Religious Exemption form and, if approved, I will test weekly for COVID-19 starting October 4, 2021.
I decline to respond - I understand that I must provide a negative test result for a COVID-19 test weekly starting October 4, 2021.
Agency HR Liaisons will review updated statuses and may follow up with employees regarding their status or proof of vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Administrative Leave and Locations
To promote the health and wellness of our employees and residents, and to support employees receiving the vaccination, the County Executive is authorizing administrative leave for employees who get vaccinated for COVID-19 through December 31, 2021.
Employees may be granted no more than two hours of administrative leave during their tour of duty to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. The two hours of administrative leave covers time spent getting to, being at, and returning from a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Administrative leave for these purposes shall only be provided for hours that fall within an employee’s official tour of duty.
- Eligibility: All classified service, exempt service, limited-term grant-funded employee, or 2. a person employed by the State of Maryland who works within a County agency
- Leave Type: Administrative Leave - two (2) hours for the first COVID-19 vaccination appointment; and Administrative Leave - two (2) hours for the second COVID-19 vaccination appointment
- Timecard Documentation: “Admin Leave - Other 2130” and include a comment noting the first and/or second COVID vaccination appointment.
The Prince George’s County Health Department, and other healthcare providers, offer free COVID-19 vaccines at locations throughout the County. For a full list of COVID-19 vaccination sites, please visit the County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine webpage and click on Schedule Vaccine Appointment.
In addition, the following healthcare providers and retailers provide COVID-19 vaccines: