County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced today that the county’s indoor mask mandate will end Feb. 28 as COVID-19 cases continue to drop “significantly” in the county.
The announcement reads:
“After consulting with our health officials, we are confident in our decision to lift the indoor mask mandate on February 28,” Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said. “I couldn’t be prouder to be a Prince Georgian, as we have the lowest transmission rate in the state because Prince Georgians never hesitated to follow the guidance from our health professionals, and have done so with grace and compassion. At the beginning of the pandemic, we told our community we would follow the data, and the data now tell us it is safe to remove our masks. As we enter this next phase, we know that some of our residents will want to continue to wear masks, so we encourage Prince Georgians to continue to be respectful of each other.”
Masks must still be worn on public transportation such as Metro and the county’s “TheBus,” based on guidance from the CDC.
Faces inside the County’s public schools must also remain covered, CEO Monica Goldson announced Friday.