Updates will be provided as new guidelines are available.

BCPS mitigation strategies were updated on July 1, 2021, based on fewer COVID infections, increases in vaccination coverage, and changes in state guidance. The most significant changes relate to mask wearing:

  • Masks are not required to be worn by students or staff, except on school buses.
  • Unvaccinated persons are encouraged to continue wearing masks.
  • BCPS supports the right of all students and staff to choose to wear masks for personal safety.

Questions? Please contact the BCPS Office of Health Services at 443-809-6368 or

Information for staff about leaves is available on the Benefits, Leaves, and Retirement website.

Mitigation Chart
Mitigation Chart