Somerset Board of Education Passes Mask-Optional Policy

WESTOVER, MD, September 2, 2021 – The Somerset Board of Education convened in a special closed session meeting on Thursday, September 2, 2021 to discuss confidential legal matters and to perform executive administrative functions. When reconvened in open session, Board Chairperson Penny Nicholson informed the audience that the Somerset Board of Education unanimously approved Masking Policy #200-27, which makes masks optional for all students and staff effective immediately.
The new board policy will be posted to the Somerset County Public Schools website on Tuesday, September 7th for public viewing. Comments can be sent to the Somerset Board of Education at