BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — In Maryland, students and teachers are required to wear masks in schools, a measure recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of COVID-19.
As CDC studies have shown, masks have been effective in containing infections. In fact, they found that schools that lacked universal mask policies were more likely to experience COVID-19 outbreaks. Those with masking policies saw fewer pediatric cases of the disease caused by novel coronavirus.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Rain Stopping, Alert Day On Saturday
Here at WJZ, we know that parents, teachers and even students have questions about masks in schools, among other topics tied to the pandemic. And it’s our goal to help you get the answers you seek.READ MORE: Friends And Family Hold Candlelight Vigil For Slain Baltimore Teen
That’s why we recently hosted “Learning & Masking In The Classroom,” a town hall on the subject. It features panelists from the Maryland State Education Association, Sinai Hospital and the Baltimore County Parent and Student Coalition.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Police Unveil “SMART” Crime Strategy As Violence Surges; Hogan Weighs In
So, join us for this town hall on Tuesday evening. You can watch it at 7:30 p.m. on CBSN Baltimore.