Baltimore City Health Commissioner 'Strongly' Recommends Indoor Masking, But Mandate Has Not Been Reinstated"I am strongly recommending that masks be worn indoors or in public settings regardless of vaccination status," she said.
Uber And Lyft Will No Longer Require Masks For US Riders And DriversThe changes come one day after a federal judge struck down the Biden administration's mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods.
Baltimore County To Lift Mask Mandate In Government Buildings, End Testing Of Unvaccinated EmployeesBaltimore County will end its mask mandate in government buildings and facilities and stop required testing for unvaccinated workers by the end of the month, County Executive Johnny Olszewski said.
Archdiocese Of Baltimore Moves To Optional Masking In Schools Located In Jurisdictions Without A MandateCatholic schools in the region will adopt an optional mask policy next week in jurisdictions where no mandate is in place, the Archdiocese of Baltimore said Friday.
State School Board Wants To Establish Target Metrics Before Lifting Mask Mandate In ClassroomsThe current mask mandate is set to expire in February, but the Maryland State Board of Education wants school officials to give local school systems so-called “off-ramps," or metrics to meet, to lift those mandates.
COVID-19 Numbers Are Improving. Don't Let History Repeat Itself With Yet Another Resurgence, Doctors Say"We can't get overconfident. Every time we do and we put our guard down ... we get another surge with another variant," said Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, a viral researcher and internal medicine physician. "So yes, things are better. But they're far from over."
With The Start Of School Only Days Away For Some Districts, Parents Continue To Urge Universal MaskingThe debate continues on mandating universal masking in schools.
Students Return Back To Classrooms Despite Rise In Covid-19 Cases Among ChildrenIn Maryland, data shows the number of COVID-19 cases among children has been steadily rising since July. Even as COVID-19 cases surge, students are returning back to the classrooms for in-person learning.