BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Anne Arundel County will follow the direction of the state government and drop its mask-wearing duty in county buildings and facilities beginning February 22, County Executive Steuart Pittman said today. Tuesday.
According to the latest figures from the county health department, the number of hospitalized patients for COVID-19 decreased by 6 patients to 33 people, and the positive rate decreased to 5.15%.
“We are in a much better place. Where we were before this spike, doesn’t mean there won’t be another,” said Pittman. “We must continue to vaccinate everyone and stay vigilant.”
On Monday, Governor Larry Hogan proclamation mask will no longer be mandatory for employees and visitors in state government buildings as of February 22.
“With the dramatic drop in our health metrics, we can now go one step further towards achieving normalcy in state operations,” Hogan said.
Chairman of AFSCME Council 3, a union representing 30,000 state government employees and workers in local universities, said Hogan’s decision was “based on polls, not public health”. and urged the governor to reverse course.
Patrick Moran said: “This decision to rescind the face covering requirement is based on little scientific evidence and makes no sense. “Just as the Federal Government mandates that everyone wear seat belts, even if some people don’t like them, the Governor should continue to require masks to be worn in State facilities.”
This story will be updated.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/02/15/anne-arundel-county-will-follow-states-lead-and-drop-mask-requirement-in-county-buildings-next-week/ Anne Arundel County Will Follow State Lead and Drop Mask Requirement in County Buildings Next Week – CBS Baltimore