School Districts Still Deciding On Implementing Mask Mandates & Covid-19 Protocols For Upcoming School Year

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HARFORD COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Masks whitethorn not beryllium required successful classrooms this autumn depending connected the region wherever children be school.

However, with Covid-19’s Delta Variant connected the rise, doctors are urging radical to disguise up whether they person been vaccinated oregon not.

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Regardless of what region you unrecorded successful masking connected the autobus is simply a national mandate and children being transported to and from schoolhouse volition inactive request to deterioration one.

Dr. David Dowdy, an epidemiologist astatine Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said, “the fig of cases of Covid successful children and younger adolescents is going up.” He said it is astute to marque your kids deterioration a disguise erstwhile they are successful a schoolhouse setting.

The American Academy of Pediatrics wants kids backmost successful the schoolroom but they privation arsenic galore radical arsenic imaginable to beryllium vaccinated since children nether 12 cannot get the shot. They besides privation children and teachers to deterioration masks due to the fact that of the hazard that inactive exists.

SCHOOL MASK MANDATES
BALTIMORE CITY:
-masks & societal distancing for each unit & students
CARROLL & HARFORD CO:
-not required, but for buses
BALTIMORE CO:
-not required, powerfully recommended for unvaccinated
-required connected buses
HOWARD & ANNE ARUNDEL CO:
-no last decision
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— Rachael Cardin (@RachaelCardin) July 19, 2021

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County by County, decisions are being made. In Baltimore City masks are inactive required whether you are vaccinated oregon not.

In Harford and Carroll counties masks volition not beryllium required successful the schoolhouse but each students volition person to deterioration them connected the bus. That besides applies to Baltimore County but unvaccinated students and unit are powerfully encouraged to deterioration a mask.

In Howard and Anne Arundel County, nary determination has been made yet. Dr. George Arlotto, Anne Arundel County Schools Superintendent said,” the CDC has said they are processing reopening guidelines for schools crossed the country. They are to merchandise that sometime this summertime and we are waiting connected those.”

Originally wellness experts thought schools and classrooms would beryllium a hotbed for covid spread, but aft studies, it was discovered the menace was not arsenic superior arsenic anticipated.

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However, Dr. Dowdy said with the new, much contagious variant, “the imaginable for schools to service arsenic a catalyst for dispersed is high.”

Rachael Cardin

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