A new statewide school masking policy could be announced within a few days.
The Maryland Board of Education is expected to discuss the proposal when it meets Tuesday.
There is currently a 180-day emergency regulation in place that requires all students, staff, and visitors to wear masks in public schools statewide. The current regulations were passed by state lawmakers back in September and ends on February 25th, 2022.
The first three cases of the omicron variant have been confirmed in Maryland