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 improve across the state and county, BCPS will adjust its COVID-19 mitigation strategies and requirements. The following changes went into effect March 8:

  • Unvaccinated BCPS staff, student athletes, and students participating in extracurricular activities will no longer be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.

  • Visitors and volunteers can resume in-person visits to schools.

  • There will be no restrictions on spectator capacity for all spring athletic events and other extracurricular activities. 

  • All BCPS high schools will host traditional indoor and outdoor activities to recognize the achievements of the Class of 2022. Additionally, schools are planning to host Spring concerts, plays, recognition events, and end-of-year celebrations.

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.

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When To Stay Home