Maryland School Board Approves Regulation That Allows Schools to Drop Mask Mandates
The Maryland State Board of Education voted 12–1 to approve a regulation that extends the requirement for children and staff members in schools to don masks.
But the regulation (pdf) also says superintendents can lift the requirements for schools if 80 percent of the students and staff are fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19, or local school boards can rescind it if the county in which a school is located has at least 80 percent of its population fully vaccinated.
If neither threshold is met, officials can also lift the mandate if the county has 14 consecutive days of moderate or low transmission of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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