TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Schools announced that beginning on July 1, masks will no longer be required in schools or offices.
“We are all relieved that COVID-19 rates have decreased so significantly in Baltimore County since May,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “Throughout this crisis, BCPS has followed the science. With vaccines in plentiful supply and community spread at the lowest transmission level under categories set by the CDC, we are able to provide updated guidance.”READ MORE: Baltimore Trash Wheels Adopted By Pompeian Olive Oil
Masks will still be required on school buses and social distancing will stop be practiced. However, there aren’t any capacity restrictions throughout buildings.READ MORE: Moving Forward With Private Police Plans, Johns Hopkins Hires Former Police Commissioner As Public Safety VP
Playgrounds will continue to be cleaned daily along with other high-touched surfaces.
Officials said that BCPS will continue to monitor covid-19 trends and follow guidance from the state, CDC and local experts.MORE NEWS: Ladew Topiary Gardens’ Butterfly House Showcases Over 20 Native Butterfly Species
Any updates and additional information can be found on the BCPS covid-19 webpage.