Gov. Hogan visits Easton Elementary as schools around the state prepare for in-person return

Posted at 1:48 PM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 17:08:12-05

EASTON, Md. — As more school districts across the state prepare for a return to in-person learning, Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, on Friday paid a special visit to Easton Elementary School in Talbot County.

Hogan donned a Dr. Seuss hat and read to students, before touring how safety measures have been put in place throughout the school.

Leading up to their phased-in reopening, the state has provided school systems with 2 million masks, 200,000 face shields, hand sanitizer, gloves, and gowns.

Teachers and school staff have been placed in the same phase as essential workers, in order to more quickly receive a vaccine.

School systems are currently working with local health departments to get that done.

The Maryland Department of Health has also developed a program to provide free COVID-19 tests for both public and non-public school students in grades K-12 across the state.