Hogan Says Private Schools Can Reopen

Governor Larry Hogan overruled Montgomery County health officials on the reopening of county private schools.

Maryland’s governor has come down on the side of private schools in their bid to reopen.  Today, Larry Hogan amended and clarified his executive order that allows private schools, along with public school systems in the state, to decide for themselves how and when they can reopen.  Last week, Dr. Travis Gayles, Montgomery County’s top health officer, said that private schools in the county could not reopen for in-person classes before October 1st. The governor says as long as schools develop plans in line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state guidelines, they should be able to use their best judgment.