As an update to “Mask Mandates in Maryland Schools: What we know up to this point“ where I have provided updates on August 2nd, 5th and 8th…so now that it is the 11th I thought this would be a good time to provide additional information about another school system. Calvert County Public Schools has announced that they “will require all staff, students and visitors in all schools PreK-12 to wear masks in school buildings regardless of vaccination status.” (See page 10 of this document)
Here is my updated list of school systems that have I have seen updates on relating to masks:
Requiring masks for students and staff:
- Anne Arundel County
- Baltimore County
- Baltimore City
- Calvert County
- Charles County
- Frederick County
- Howard County
- Montgomery County
- Prince George’s County
Encouraging the use of face masks by students and staff who are not vaccinated or no mask mandate:
- Queen Anne’s County
- Washington County
- Scott E’s Blog: Howard County Public School System will require masks in school buildings for all students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status
- WBAL: Face masks to be required in some Maryland schools in fall
- Fox 5 DC: School Mask Mandates: What you need to know in DC, Maryland and Virginia
- AACPS: https://www.aacps.org/2122update
- Herald-Mail Media reported: Washington County Public Schools to return Aug. 30 to full capacity without mask mandate
- Calvert County Public Schools
Also…reported by FOX 45 back on July 28th:
“Several districts have already said they will not require masks…”
- Carroll County Schools says the board of education would have to vote to change their policy.
- Harford County Schools says they have no information to share at this time.
I have not seen recent updates from these two school districts so I have not added them to the lists above.
Something to watch today…the Carroll County Board of Education has a meeting today at 5:00pm. If they plan to make any changes to their current masking policy I would expect that to happen this afternoon.
I will continue to watch out for further announcements from other jurisdictions in Maryland (especially central Maryland).