Cities of Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Takoma Park to Require Masks in City Buildings After County Mask Mandate Expires 

by Patrick Herron

All three cities in Montgomery County have announced that mask requirements will stay in place in city buildings after Montgomery County’s mask mandate expires tomorrow, February 21 at 11:59pm.

On Friday, Takoma Park released the following information:

Although Montgomery County’s mask mandate is set to expire on Monday, February 21, the City of Takoma Park will continue to adhere to City Manager Fox’s mask mandatein city buildings and facilities for all employees and visitors until further notice.

This will apply to all employees and visitors of city buildings and facilities, including:

  • Community Center/Police Department
  • Takoma Park Maryland Library and computer center
  • Public Works
  • Recreation Center
  • Heffner building

Gaithersburg and Rockville will also be keeping their mask requirements in place in city buildings for both employees and visitors.

Gaithersburg City Manager Tanisha Briley told Bethesda Beat, “we are following CDC’s guidance regarding community transmission levels and masking which recommends universal masking when in substantial transmission, which is our current level.”

All three cities kept their mask requirements in place this past October when Montgomery County briefly lifted its mandate.

Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday that the requirement for masks to be worn in Maryland state buildings will end on February 22 and DC is ending their indoor mask requirement on March 1.


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