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6-Foot Social Distancing in Maryland Schools May End Soon

March 15th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The long-standing Coronavirus 6-feet social distancing rule for Maryland schools could be halved to 3 feet, part of loosened guidelines being discussed in some circles by state education and health departments that say new rules are needed for a rapid return to the classroom. Governor Larry Hogan and State School Superintendent Karen Salmon, while advocating for schools to reopen, have emphasized ultimately local school boards control those decisions. Bringing all the kids back for full days five days a week  would be virtually impossible for the Allegany County school system- if the recommended six feet rule remains as a major safety protocol. County Commissioners President Jake Shade said he has been in talks with local and state health and education officials- and some changes could be forthcoming…