Press Release: Indoor Mask Requirement to Take Effect Saturday, Aug. 7; Board of Health Regulation Based on Substantial Transmission of COVID-19 in County

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 5, 2021

 

The Montgomery County Council, acting as the Board of Health, voted unanimously today to require that all residents, regardless of vaccination status, wear face coverings indoors once Montgomery County has become an area of “substantial transmission” of COVID-19. Last week, County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles recommended that the Council adopt a regulation mandating indoor masks when Montgomery County reaches “substantial transmission” of the COVID-19 virus. 

Dr. Gayles notified Council during today’s hearing that the County is now an area of substantial transmission. The Board of Health regulation mandating indoor masks will take effect Saturday, Aug. 7 at 12:01 a.m.