BCPS Board of Education Vice Chair Julie Henn shared information about Baltimore County Public Schools’ plan to lessen their mask policy for students in the 2021-22 school year. Her statement is below
“Updates to BCPS’ Mitigation Plan and Guidance were shared with BCPS staff this afternoon. The full plan will be shared once published.
I have received many questions specifically about masking. The updated plan and guidance includes the following update on mask requirements:
“BCPS supports the right of all staff and students to choose to wear masks for personal safety.
In accordance with the Governor’s order, masks are not required as of July 1, 2021, in any school or office.
“In accordance with the February 1, 2021, CDC order, masks must be worn by all occupants on school buses unless the driver and attendant are alone.
Unvaccinated persons are encouraged to wear masks indoors and outdoors,” Henn said.