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.