This page will continue to be updated as new guidelines are available. The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff remains our first consideration. We will continue to monitor the on-going situation closely, including following the COVID-19 metrics and monitoring guidance from medical experts to inform future decisions

Adjustments to BCPS' COVID-19 Mitigation Plan and Requirements 
As COVID-19 metrics continue to evolve across the state and county, BCPS will follow recommendations from local, state, and federal health experts to guide its COVID-19 mitigation response.

  • During periods of moderate or higher community transmission, and particularly in schools with localized or school-wide outbreaks, students, staff and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks in indoors.
  • Parents and community members will continue to receive notices when a person with COVID has been in the school when potentially contagious. Parents and community members will also receive notices when a school has a suspected outbreak of COVID.
  • In person, end of year activities will continue. Participants are encouraged to become fully vaccinated and boosted and consider wearing masks in indoor settings. Participants should stay home and get tested if they develop symptoms of COVID.
  • All BCPS high schools will host traditional indoor and outdoor activities to recognize the achievements of the Class of 2022.

Learn more about changes and adjustments to the COVID-19 plan. 

Masking Optional in BCPS Effective March 1
Masks/face coverings will be optional in Baltimore County public school buildings, facilities and offices beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Masks/face coverings will also be optional on school buses and in health suites in alignment with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn more

Comprehensive Mitigation Plan

Temporary Shift to Virtual Learning
BCPS may move individual schools or groups of schools to virtual learning after reviewing a number of factors. View the list of BCPS schools temporarily moving to virtual instruction due to the impact of COVID-19.

BCPS continues to provide meals to all students, free of charge, for both in-person learning and temporary virtual learning.

The schedule of curbside meal pickup locations is also available on the Food and Nutrition Services webpage.

Data Dashboard
Mitigation Chart
Infection Control Practices
When To Stay Home