Panel approves face mask order for Maryland public schools

A state legislative committee voted Tuesday afternoon to immediately order the wearing of face masks at all Maryland public schools. After four hours of testimony, the General Assembly's Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review voted 10-7 along party lines in favor of a face mask mandate, which takes effect immediately. During a meeting on Aug. 24, state school Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury urged the state Board of Education to order masking for all 24 jurisdictions.

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