PGCPS mask policy for impending university calendar year

PGCPS CEO Monica Goldson introduced the continuation of the district’s mask coverage on Monday, officials say.

Upper MARLBORO, Md. — Prince George’s County General public School (PGCPS) will continue to mandate mask-wearing for all pupils, lecturers and staff, regardless of vaccination position, for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, in accordance to Prince George’s County college officials.

PGCPS CEO Dr. Monica Goldson announced the continuation of the mask plan at an yearly gathering of college process principals and leaders on Monday, officers explained. 

Goldson reported the faculty district’s vaccination fee amongst pupils need to improve before the university procedure considers getting rid of the mask mandate. PGCPS is at about a 50% vaccination fee between college students who qualify.

In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Goldson claimed that the college district would go on to comply with CDC recommendations. According to the Centre for Illness Handle (CDC), masks need to still be worn in the forthcoming college 12 months by any individual age 2 and over who is not totally vaccinated. Even so, the agency mentioned that selected college districts may perhaps see healthy to undertake common mask necessities depending on local pandemic problems.

Maryland governing administration officials have also strongly recommended mask-carrying, but ultimately they allow the decision tumble on each and every particular person faculty method.

Prior to the conclude of the month, Prince George’s County is hosting 11 mobile vaccination clinics at community colleges to persuade learners, academics and mom and dad to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

“With the emergence of the Delta variant, we surely want our family members, safeguarded by all indicates important,” explained just one father at a clinic at DuVal Substantial College in Lanham, Maryland. 

WUSA9’s Scott Broom spoke to several college students who have been at the vaccine clinic to get their choose on the county’s mask mandate subsequent calendar year. 

“I am entirely great with it,” a single scholar who wished to stay nameless reported. “Actually, I recognize why we’re executing it, due to the fact coronas not long gone and the masks however assist.” 

“It can be kind of tiring when you’re sporting a mask all working day,” a different college student mentioned.

Here’s a record of mask insurance policies for faculty districts in the DMV in advance of the commence of in-man or woman studying:


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D.C. General public Universities (DCPS): Masks Demanded

DCPS will totally re-open to all college students for in-particular person learning commencing Aug.30, and all pupils, team and visitors will be demanded to wear deal with coverings right until further more recognize, as stated in DCPS’s reopening portal.



Montgomery County Public Educational institutions (MCPS): Selection TBA

MCPS has not officially determined whether college students will be expected to have on masks for the 2021-2022 college calendar year, but an formal announcement on their current policies is scheduled for July 27, as stated on the district’s COVID portal

Prince George’s County General public Universities (PGCPS): Masks Required 

Prince George’s County Public University will keep on to mandate mask-sporting for all learners and workers for the upcoming 2021-2022 faculty calendar year, CEO Monica Goldson announced July 26.

Washington County Public Faculties: Final decision TBA 

“Washington County General public Universities (WCPS) has communicated with our mastering neighborhood that we are well prepared to start off the 2021-2022 university year by pursuing govt orders from the Business of the Governor and the Condition that are in influence at that time. We are dedicated to giving risk-free and nutritious educational institutions for our learners and employees as was done with all pupils studying in human being throughout the 2020-2021 school yr. WCPS will carry on subsequent actual physical distancing tips, utilizing improved cleaning and disinfecting protocols, and encouraging healthier patterns these as frequent handwashing and sanitizing. Our school households and staff can anticipate to learn extra precise aspects pertaining to any more wellness and basic safety safety measures nearer to the August 30th get started date.”



Arlington Public Universities (APS): Masks Required Indoors

Although classroom capacities will return to pre-pandemic ranges, APS will go on to mandate that all employees, pupils and site visitors wear masks when inside properties and college busses, as mentioned on the district’s web-site. However, learners with recess will no for a longer time be essential to use experience coverings even though outside.

Alexandria Town General public Educational facilities (ACPS): Masks Necessary 

As of March 3, ACPS will however need all staff members, pupils and readers to don deal with coverings though within structures or on school busses, as located in the district’s COVID protocols booklet.

Manassas City General public Faculties (MCPS): Determination TBA

The district has not officially identified no matter whether learners will be demanded to don masks for the 2021-2022 school 12 months. 

Fairfax County Public Educational institutions (FCPS): Maks Required Indoors

FCPS announced their decision on July 28, 1 day immediately after the CDC proposed masks be worn indoors at all colleges. 

“To ensure our educational facilities keep open up and secure this school 12 months, FCPS will start the university calendar year with universal masking. Masks will be worn at all situations by both equally employees and pupils indoors and on university buses, but are not demanded when consuming or when outdoors throughout recess, PE, or other things to do. Universal masking is a important element in making sure all college students can return to our properties, in particular when social distancing is not possible and not all our students are suitable however for vaccinations. We will be routinely examining our masking practices in line with updates to countrywide, state and local wellbeing suggestions.”

Prince William’s County Public Educational institutions (PWCPS): Choice TBA  

The faculty district has not nonetheless introduced specific advice on mask anticipations and will update its policy dependent on CDC recommendations, as mentioned on the district’s web-site. Nevertheless, learners employing faculty busses will continue to be required to use deal with coverings.

Loudoun County General public Universities (LCPS): Determination TBA 

As discovered in the district’s Slide 2021 reopening approach, LCPS has not nevertheless created a determination with regards to the use of encounter masks and will update mom and dad sometime afterwards in the summertime with a specific policy.

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