Gov. Larry Hogan (R) lifted the state of emergency in Maryland, giving schools permission to abandon mandatory masking, both now for summer school as well as in the fall. I know this sounds scary. To many, masking has come to symbolize a loyalty to science, reason and a commitment to the well-being of others. Leaving masks at home may feel selfish and unscientific, but it is not. Masking is now unnecessary, even in schools and among the unvaccinated, because the majority of Marylanders are now immune to the coronavirus.
Maryland schools should drop all mask mandates
June 25, 2021