I am keeping with my update every 3 days model to the “Mask Mandates in Maryland Schools: What we know up to this point“. Past updates were on August 2nd5th, 8th11th, 14th and 17th…so now that it is the 20th I thought this would be a good time to provide additional information about other school systems in Maryland.

The most recent things I have seen relate to Caroline County, Talbot County and Washington County schools Public Schools.

Caroline County:

Masks are now required for all individuals inside Caroline County Public Schools buildings, regardless of vaccination status, when students are present.



Talbot County:

Requiring universal indoor masking for individuals age 2 years and older, including students/children, teachers, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.


Washington County:

Masks are also required for all individuals inside school buildings to start the school year, regardless of vaccination status.


Requiring masks for students and staff:

  • Allegany County
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore County
  • Baltimore City
  • Calvert County
  • Caroline County
  • Charles County
  • Frederick County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Kent County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George’s County
  • Queens Anne’s County
  • Talbot County
  • Washington 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:

  • Carroll County
  • Somerset County
  • Worcester County


Also I have added Somerset and Worcester Counties to the color map from these sources:

I am still not 100% sure about Cecil or Garrett Counties status…but I know Garrett County has a special Board of Education meeting scheduled for August 24th:

The Garrett County Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 to discuss the Fall Recovery and Reopening Plan. The Board will meet in the Board Room at Central Office. The meeting is open to the public and will also be live-streamed for public review.

Things are still changing quickly and I will continue to watch out for further announcements or updates from other jurisdictions in Maryland (especially central Maryland). If you see updates always feel free to reach out and let me know.

Scott E


    • Thanks for the comment. I updated this article with “See Latest Updates” link at the very top of the article. I knew things would be changing after I wrote these articles and I am providing links to the top of them to see the latest information as I get it. Thanks again.


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