School districts close Thanksgiving week for mental health, Maryland reports over 10,000 student COVID cases since start of school year

Published October 29, 2021

Yahoo! News interviewed Tom Russo, chief of the division of infectious disease at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, about how Maryland has had over 10,000 COVID cases this school year. The state had a mandatory face mask mandate in place and it will be revisited in December. Russo expects the mandates to eventually lift. “Kids won’t be masking in school forever,” said Russo. The article also appeared in Yahoo! Singapore, Yahoo! New Zealand and Yahoo! Malaysia.