What’s happening?

Seven months after its mandate, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced that masks will no longer be required indoors beginning March 1, reports CBS Baltimore. 

The change comes as the city’s COVID-19 seven-day average case rate continues to decline.

Does this apply to all buildings? 

Mask protocols will stay in place for students in Baltimore City Public Schools. The decision to remove the school mandates must be decided by Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises and the Board of School Commissioners. 

Additionally, business owners have the right to require masks inside their establishments. 

Anything else I should know? 

As of February 22, the citywide positivity rate was 2.03%, which is a 77% decrease from this time in January, according to Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa. Plus, 76.8% of Baltimoreans age 5 and up have received at least one vaccine shot and 67.4% of residents fully vaccinated.

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