MCPS to Continue to Require Indoor Masking

The Montgomery County Public Schools system will continue to require masks to be worn indoors for now, as the county and state governments have allowed their respective mandates to expire.

“Today [Tuesday, February 22], the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) voted to rescind its emergency mask mandate,” MCPS announced yesterday. “A joint legislative committee must approve the decision and determine what date the mandate would be lifted statewide. If the committee approves the MSDE decision, local school districts will have the ability to make an independent decision about mask mandates.

“A decision about masks in MCPS will be reviewed and made in the near future. At this time, all Montgomery County Public Schools students and staff are still required to wear masks in schools and offices. MCPS will provide an update on all COVID-19 mitigation strategies to the Board of Education at its Feb. 24 business meeting.”

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