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Governor Hogan Visiting Reopening Schools

February 26th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today joined State Superintendent Karen Salmon for a visit to Easton Elementary School in Talbot County. With funding, guidance, and support from the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland Department of Health, schools across Maryland continue to reopen safely for in-person instruction.Governor Hogan again emphasized the public health mitigation practices in place to protect teachers, staff and students, including clarification of the school masking policy. The governor’s new executive order announced this week clarifies that masks are required for anyone over the age of 5 in any area of a school setting where interaction is likely, including all Maryland classrooms, cafeterias, hallways, auditoriums and gyms. In addition, throughout the spring, MSDE will deploy monitoring teams to support local systems to assist with evidence-based strategies to address learning loss, as well as resource allocation and management.