Updated Mask Mandates in Maryland Schools: Masks optional in Carroll County; Masks required in Harford and Kent Counties


As an update to “Mask Mandates in Maryland Schools: What we know up to this point“ where I have provided updates on August 2nd5th, 8th and 11th…so now that it is the 14th I thought this would be a good time to provide additional information about other school systems in Maryland (keeping with my every 3 days update model).

I wrote earlier this week Carroll County Board of Education keeps masks optional for the start of the 2021-2022 school year for CCPS

Also noted this week was Harford County schools would require masks:

Kent County schools will also require masks this school year:

A few other jurisdictions I have seen updates about:

  • Caroline County Schools “At this time, wearing a mask on school property will remain the personal choice of students and staff.” (Read More)
  • In Dorchester County “Unvaccinated students and staff to wear masks in all facilities” (Read More)

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
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Kent County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George’s County

Requiring masks for unvaccinated students and staff

  • Dorchester County

Encouraging the use of face masks by students and staff who are not vaccinated or no mask mandate:

  • Caroline County
  • Carroll County
  • Queen Anne’s County
  • Washington County


I will continue to watch out for further announcements or updates from other jurisdictions in Maryland (especially central Maryland).

Scott E


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