BEL AIR, Md. (WJZ) – The Harford County Board of Education on Monday voted unanimously to lift the mask-wearing mandate effective Tuesday, March 1.
The announcement comes after a state board voted Friday to revoke the statewide mask-wearing mandate in Maryland schools, leaving school districts to decide on the mandate. Masks will be optional at all public schools and buses.
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According to a new COVID-19 index released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, everyone in all but six Maryland counties can drop a mask if they want to.
The Baltimore County Board of Education voted Friday to begin March 1. The Howard County Board of Education voted on Thursday to do the same.
Masks are optional for Anne Arundel County Public Schools students as of February 19. As of Monday, students in the district are not required to wear masks on buses.
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Carroll County voted Friday to make wearing the mask optional effective immediately.
The decision from the Baltimore City Schools is pending. The city’s mask mandate will be lifted on March 1.
Maryland officials continue to encourage residents to get vaccinated and boost their fight against COVID-19, even offering a $2 million raffle as an incentive for the boosters.
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https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/02/28/harford-county-schools-lift-mask-mandate-effective-march-1/ Mask Lift Committee for Harford County Schools, Effective March 1 – CBS Baltimore