UPDATED: This information was updated on August 17, 2021. Please see the more recent news post for current policy.
At this time, wearing a mask on school property will remain the personal choice of students and staff. However, staff and families should note the follow:
- CCPS is strongly recommending that unvaccinated students and adults wear a mask when on school property. Should it become necessary, based on state and county COVID-19 metrics, to require masks in a specific school or in the district as a whole, families will be informed in a timely and transparent manner.
- In accordance with Federal mandate, all students and staff are required to wear masks while riding a school bus.
- CCPS will continue to share vaccine clinic information through news releases, school newsletters, and social media.
- CCPS will continue to work closely with the Caroline County Health Department, as well as monitor CDC and Maryland State Department of Education guidance as it relates to COVID-19 and school systems.
“The health and safety of our students and staff remains our highest priority,” Interim Superintendent Derek Simmons stated. “While we are planning for a normal school reopening, we continue to monitor Caroline COVID-19 metrics on a daily basis, consult with our healthcare partners, and prepare to make adjustments as necessary.”