Maryland Board of Education Votes to Mandate Masks for All Schools
Today the Maryland State Board of Education voted 11-1 for an emergency regulation to require all children and adults to wear masks in public schools statewide. This decision was made in an effort to preserve in-person learning as the Delta variant spreads at alarming rates.
Maryland joins Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., and 14 states that include California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington.
While the majority of the state’s 24 jurisdictions had already mandated masks, five counties had not – Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester, according to WTOP.
The CDC reported that 51.7% of Marylanders are fully Vaccinated.