Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on Thursday (August 27) that all county's school systems have been authorized to reopen for some level of in-person learning.
Hogan, with Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen Salmon and Maryland Department of Health Acting Deputy Secretary Dr. Jinlene Chan made the announcement during a news conference.
It was deemed that all counties in the state are at a level where "some form of in-person learning" could take place.
The ultimate decisions on having students return to the classrooms in the schools comes down to the local level. Schools that choose to reopen are being required to implement social distancing guidelines and are to follow cleaning and disinfecting guidelines.
Some worry that the announcement has come too late, as some schools. Each school system had a previous deadline of August 14 to announce plans for the school year beginning Fall 2020. Many counties had already announced all-virtual learning at least for the first part of the school year.
Source: WJZ 13