Effective Thursday, October 28 at 12:01 a.m., Montgomery County suspended its mandate requiring face coverings indoors in locations accessible to the public.

Despite this change, businesses and other organizations can continue to require customers or visitors to wear a mask in their establishments.

El Condado de Montgomery logra siete días consecutivos de transmisión moderada levantando el requisito de uso de cobertura facial en interiores

Face coverings must still be worn

Face coverings are recommended for

Face coverings should fit properly

A face covering is fitted properly when it covers your nose, mouth, and chin.

It includes cloth face coverings, scarves, and bandanas. It does not include face coverings with a valve; or solely wearing a face shield.


10/23 Update: Montgomery County is in moderate transmission for the third consecutive day.

Montgomery County has reached moderate transmission for Covid-19, per the indicator status on MoCo’s Covid-19 dashboard with 49.8 cases per 100,000 residents in the past 7 days.

Per the Montgomery County government website, “Montgomery County’s indoor face covering requirement was reinstated because the County reached “substantial transmission” level. It will end when the County returns to a  “moderate transmission” status for 7 consecutive days. See the County’s COVID-19 data.”

If the indicator status remains at moderate transmission, or lower, for six more consecutive days following today, then the indoor face covering requirement will end.

This does not, however, mean that students and teachers will not have to wear face coverings at school as MCPS will have to make their own decision on the issue.


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