In an update sent out by Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) on February 27th:
An earlier version of this message indicated masks would be required on school buses, due to federal regulations. Shortly after this message was issued, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted the requirement that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems. As such, effective March 1, 2022, masks will be optional in HCPSS buildings and on school buses. The information below has been updated and is accurate as of Feb. 27, 2022.
Here is the article about:
Howard County Board of Education Votes to Lift Universal Indoor Mask Mandate Effective March 1st: https://scotteblog.com/2022/02/25/howard-county-board-of-education-votes-to-lift-universal-indoor-mask-mandate-effective-march-1st/