Maryland Board of Education to review school masking requirement today – CBS Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Today, the State Board of Education will review its statewide mask mandate in a virtual meeting. There will be the contribution of parents, educators and health officials.
Earlier this year, the board of directors voted to implement a statewide mask mandate.
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At this point, the guidelines from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have not changed. The agency still recommends that students, staff, teachers and visitors wear masks indoors, regardless of their immunization status.
CDC studies show outbreaks are more likely in schools that don’t need masks.
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Officials said the meeting will include an extended public comment period and an update on the COVID-19 response in Maryland will be provided.
Registration is limited to 20 people and is done on a first come, first served basis. Once the maximum of 20 people is reached, additional people can be placed on a waiting list.
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The meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. We will broadcast it live on CBSN Baltimore.