Beyond MoCo: State of Emergency Declared in Frederick County; Mask Mandate to Take Effect at 5pm Today

by MCS Staff

Frederick County, our neighbor to the north, held a Board of Health meeting last night at 7pm that lasted over 5 hours.

County Executive Jan Gardner declared a State of Emergency for Frederick County earlier in the day and the Board of Health voted to put an indoor mask mandate in place starting 5pm today.

Per the requirement to wear face coverings: All persons aged 5 (five) years and older are required to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces accessible to the public where the person is unable to consistently maintain at least six (6) feet of distance from individuals who are not members of their household.

The full presentation from last night’s meeting can be seen here.

Frederick County Public Schools also sent out a contingency plan for what the school system has prepared during high Covid transmission.

Frederick County continues to experience high transmission of COVID-19. To continue our instructional program for students, FCPS is prepared for any eventuality.

If a school needs to pause its in-person instructional model, FCPS has contingency plans in place for:

  • A hybrid instructional model

  • A virtual instructional model

  • A model in which schools temporarily shift to virtual instruction for 1-2 weeks 

The full plan that was communicated yesterday can be seen here.



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