Updated PreK-12 School and Child Care COVID-19 Guidance

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 3:15pm

The updated guidance developed by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to assist local school systems,
nonpublic schools, and child care programs to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic is now available.
The updates to this guidance are:

  • Revised language about required masking in public schools consistent with the emergency regulations promulgated by MSDE and the Maryland State Board of Education
  • New modified quarantine options for consideration in school settings
  • New recommendations to guide decisions about temporary suspension of in-person learning

We recommend that local school systems and nonpublic schools continue to collaborate with their local health department to determine the most appropriate policies for their setting and student population.