CCPS Back to School Mask Update


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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:

  1. 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.
  2. In accordance with Federal mandate, all students and staff are required to wear masks while riding a school bus.
  3. CCPS will continue to share vaccine clinic information through news releases, school newsletters, and social media. 
  4. 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.”