ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — “Every kid should be back in schools,” Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday when asked what schools should look like in the fall.

He also said no masks or social distancing should be required as the coronavirus is nearly “extinguished” in Maryland.

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“Even for like elementary school students, who might not be eligible [for the vaccine],” Hogan said the positivity rate is below 1%.

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“We’re making tremendous progress, ahead of the country and, you know I think all schools should be, but that’s not my determination, you know the local school and duly elected school boards will make the final decision,” Hogan said.

He did say if there will be some exceptions for some students who may be more vulnerable and could remain virtual.

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CBS Baltimore Staff