Maryland General Assembly Committee To Vote On Statewide School Mask MandateAs COVID cases rise and students return to the classroom, a General Assembly committee is getting ready to vote on the mask mandate for all Maryland public schools.
Baltimore County Schools Officials Answer Parents' Questions About COVID ImpactsThe Baltimore County public school system is one of the districts in Maryland that started the 2021-2022 school year this week. On day two of the new school year, Superintendent Darryl Williams and other school leaders provided an update on the transition back into the classroom for tens of thousands of students.
New Coronavirus Cases Among Young Marylanders Rise More Than 700% In One MonthDoctors in Maryland are seeing more young patients with COVID-19.  New infections among people age 0 to 29 have increased more than 700 percent in the past month in Maryland, according to an analysis of Maryland Department of Health statistics. 
State Department Of Education Recommends Indoor Mask Usage In SchoolsWith weeks to go before school resumes, the Maryland State Department of Education, in coordination with the state Department of Health, said it "strongly recommends indoor mask usage in schools for everyone age 2 and over, regardless of vaccination status," according to a statement.
Covid-19 Cases Fall To New Lows In The US As Unvaccinated Children Are A 'Vulnerable Host' For The Virus, Expert SaysAmericans are finally getting a breath of fresh air, as this summer is beginning to look like a time for not only soaking in the sun but also celebrating reopenings from the pandemic. But as the adult population gets inoculated, experts continue to draw attention to children who are not yet vaccinated.
'Reassuring' Study Finds Children Have Small Risk Of Death And Severe Illness From CoronavirusSevere illness and death remain rare in children with Covid-19, a new study suggests, while disparities do appear in kids who may require critical care or suffer complications.