Masks will be required inside Prince George’s County Public Schools again starting Monday, Aug. 15, the district announced Friday, citing concerns about COVID-19. Students are set to return to classrooms on August 29.
Masks will be required in all schools and facilities until further notice “in light of the highly contagious COVID-19 BA.5 variant,” the district said in a statement. The county health department recommended the decision, the district said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the county’s COVID-19 community level as high as of Friday.
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PGCPS made masks optional last month. The CDC loosened a number of COVID restrictions on Thursday, including those related to schools.
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