Last week the Montgomery County Council, acting as the Board of Health, announced it will not be introducing a new Board of Health regulation to extend the indoor mask requirement. This allows the current Board of Health regulation to terminate tonight (Monday, February 21st) at 11:59pm.
What does this mean?
Masks will no longer be required inside of gyms, restaurants, stores, and other areas. They will still be required in schools, and businesses are able to require them if they choose to do so.
The Maryland State Board of Education has a statewide indoor mask requirement for public schools and is meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, February 22nd) to discuss future plans for the mask requirement in schools.
The Montgomery County Board of Education is set to take up the school system’s mask policy at a meeting on February 24. Individual school systems within Maryland will be able to make their own decision on masking requirements.
Governor Larry Hogan announced Monday that the requirement for masks to be worn in Maryland state buildings will end on February 22.