Montgomery County schools mandate vaccinations, masks for employees
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. - Staff in the Montgomery County Public Schools district will be required to show proof of their vaccination against COVID-19, or be subjected to weekly testing, officials announced on Friday.
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In addition, staff and students will be required to wear masks indoors – and one buses – regardless of vaccination status.
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The decision comes as the Delta variant accelerates the spread of the novel coronavirus in the District, Maryland and Virginia.
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After low case numbers prompted counties throughout the region to drop or loosen restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, its resurgence – particularly among the unvaccinated – has forced them to restore measures like mask wearing.