The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington to lift masking requirement for its Maryland Catholic schools beginning Feb. 21

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington on Feb. 21 will lift a masking requirement for students, staff and visitors to Catholic schools located in the five Maryland counties that comprise part of the archdiocese. However, the masking requirement for Catholic schools in the District of Columbia remains in place, per a directive earlier this week by the D.C. government.

The easing of the masking mandate in the Maryland Catholic schools was announced by Kelly Branaman, the archdiocese’s Secretary for Catholic Schools and Superintendent of Schools, in a Feb. 17 letter to parents and guardians.

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