SCPS Enforces Universal Mask Mandate

WESTOVER, MD, September 14, 2021 – The Maryland Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review (ALER) committee voted today to adopt the State Board of Education’s universal mask mandate for all Maryland public schools. This new regulation is enforceable immediately, and supersedes the local mask-optional policy passed on September 2, 2021 by the Somerset Board of Education. 
 
In compliance with the new regulation, Somerset County Public Schools’ administration has announced that effective Wednesday, September 15, 2021, all students, staff and outside visitors are required to wear masks while inside school buildings.
 
A copy of the new emergency regulation is available below.