By Hampton Herald Staff
Masks will be optional at Hampton starting tomorrow, March 1st. Baltimore County Public Schools chose to allow optional masking in alignment with new CDC guidelines. In addition to school buildings, masks will also be optional on buses.
Lots of students are excited about this update.
“I’m really excited about not having to wear a mask because they are really annoying,” said Tyler, a fifth-grade student.
Currently students are unmasked during lunch time and during recess, but now that will extend the full school day.
There are some instances where people will still need to wear masks. People with symptoms of COVId-19 being seen in the Health Suite will need to wear masks as well as people who return to school buildings after a shortened quarantine.
Baltimore County Public Schools is adamant that mask wearing be a personal choice and has stated that they will not tolerate bullying or harassment concerning mask wearing.
If you’d like to read the full statement, please click the link below: