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Posted on: March 4, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mask Use Recommended in Most County Facilities

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Change to Take Effect March 7

 FREDERICK, Md. – Based on Frederick County’s improved rate of COVID-19 transmission, mask use will be recommended for visitors and employees in most Frederick County Government facilities, beginning Monday, March 7. The recommendation will remain in place as long as transmission levels are substantial or high, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some departments that serve high-risk populations may continue to require masks. 

Masks will continue to be required:

  • At all senior centers operated by the Frederick County Senior Services Division;
  • On public transit, including TransIT buses and paratransit vehicles, as required by the Federal Transit Administration;
  • In designated areas of Workforce Services, such as small meeting rooms, classrooms/workshop space, and computer training rooms;
  • In health care-related settings and for health care services, including the Division of Fire and Rescue Services, and the Frederick County Health Department’s children’s dental clinics; tuberculosis assessments and treatments for people still considered infectious; mental health clinic services; Medicaid enrollment; and services provided in spaces owned or managed by other organizations or agencies the require face coverings.

Anyone with a cough or symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to wear a mask in all Frederick County Government facilities.


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