Face Coverings No Longer Required as of July 1

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Effective Thursday, July 1, Caroline County Public Schools will no longer require staff, students, or visitors to wear face coverings inside CCPS buildings or on school property at any time. This change comes as a result of Governor Hogan’s recent announcement that the state of emergency and mask mandate for the state of Maryland will be lifted effective July 1.

Interim Superintendent Derek Simmons said, “We anticipate beginning the 2021-2022 school year without a mask requirement. Face coverings may still be worn based on individual choice, and we anticipate everyone will be kind and respectful of other people’s choices.”

Dr. Simmons also expressed his appreciation to staff, students, families and the community for their support throughout the pandemic. “Family pulls together in a crisis. The support and cooperation shown since we began this journey 15 months ago, from within CCPS, the community and our many partners, has proven the Caroline family is strong and resilient.”

“We will continue to work closely with the Caroline County Health Department,” Supervisor of Health Services Jennifer Yost said, “as well as monitor CDC and Maryland State Department of Education guidance as it relates to COVID-19 and school systems.”