MoCo Indoor Mask Requirement Could be Lifted Friday Morning

by Patrick Herron

During Monday’s Montgomery County Council media briefing, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Manager Sean O’Donnell said the current mask requirement would be lifted at midnight Thursday night if Montgomery County returns to a  “moderate transmission” status for 7 consecutive days.

See the County’s COVID-19 data.

You can watch the full briefing on the Council’s Facebook page.

Today (Tuesday), Montgomery County will likely reach its sixth day of moderate transmission.

The reason the mask mandate won’t end immediately on the seventh day is because the county will be waiting on CDC data to confirm the trend with local numbers.

The mask mandate would be reinstated if Montgomery County has seven days in a row of moderate transmission.

Yesterday Governor Hogan said he expects the CDC to approve the vaccine for children 5-11 as early as next week.


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