MCPS has released a community message clarifying the status of indoor mask requirements in public schools.
Earlier today, it was announced that Montgomery County would be lifting its indoor mask requirement at 12:01am on Thursday, October 28th.
The full message can be seen below.
“Dear Montgomery County Public Schools Community,
Montgomery County is lifting its indoor mask mandate at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28; however, there have been no changes to the masking policies in place in Montgomery County Public Schools.
All MCPS students, staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings in school buildings and offices, regardless of vaccination status. This decision aligns with recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as local health officials. Additionally, students and staff are required to wear masks on school buses. Face coverings are not required outdoors, but are strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals.
Thank you for your commitment to the health and safety of our students and staff.
Montgomery County Public Schools”