Local School Boards To Decide On Masks

That decision came down Tuesday from the Md. State Board of Education.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland State Board of Education has voted to allow local school districts to decide whether K-12 students must wear face coverings. The 12-2 vote by the board on Tuesday to end an emergency order on March 1 that limits when local officials can end the policy sends the proposal to a legislative committee to make a final decision.

Under the current policy, local school systems can decide to end the mask requirement if the spread of COVID-19 is moderate or low for 14 days in a row or if vaccination rates are higher than 80% in the school or community.

By The Associated Press