WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — In a unanimous decision Monday, the Carroll County Board of Education approved a resolution requesting that Governor Larry Hogan adjust the state’s indoor mask order to exclude schools.
The request was sent Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Maryland Prepares For Increase In Patients After Roe V. Wade Overturned
The mask order was lifted on May 15, except for public transit, hospitals and schools. The Board made the request that schools be taken out of the order by the end of the school year, in time for summer recovery and the new school year.READ MORE: Rewards Programs Can Offset Painful Prices At Baltimore Gas Stations
The request states that “any benefits of wearing face coverings indoors is offset by the damage to the physical and mental wellbeing and health of students.”
If the governor approves the board’s request, the board will need to meet again to vote on how the school’s mask policy will change.MORE NEWS: Mistrial Declared For Dirt Bike Star Accused In New Year's Day Deadly Stabbing