MD emergency masking regulation proposal approved, 12 to 1 vote

MARYLAND – The Maryland State Board of Education had a meeting Tuesday to discuss COVID-19 metrics and face coverings for school districts.

During the meeting, the board talked about the emergency masking regulation and replacing the current one that is supposed to end in February.

The masking regulation would put limits on school districts on when they could lift mask mandates. The regulation being considered by the board said that school systems may be able to lift mask mandates if 80% of students and staff members are vaccinated, or if 80% of the community where a school is located is vaccinated.

Also, the proposed regulation would allow school superintendents to lift face coverings in schools if the county has sustained 14 consecutive days of moderate or low transmission rates of COVID-19 cases.

The emergency masking regulation was approved Tuesday with a vote of 12 to 1.

It must still be reviewed by the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Executive and Legislative review committee.

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