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Carroll County pursuing legal action over public school mask mandates

Carroll County Board of Education taking legal action over statewide mask mandate
Posted at 5:38 AM, Feb 17, 2022

WESTMINSTER, Md. — The Carroll County Board of Education is taking legal action against the State Board of Education in an effort to lift mask mandates in its public schools.

After voting to lift mask mandates on February 9, Carroll County School Board members sent a letter to parents on Tuesday saying that masks will become optional in school buildings.

Right now it's unclear if Carroll County meets any of the "off-ramp" requirements to opt out of the statewide school mask mandate imposed by the Maryland Board of Education.

Although, last week a school spokesperson estimated that at least 80 percent of staff are currently vaccinated.

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The Maryland Board of Education is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Feb. 22 to talk about Covid-19 protocols in schools.