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An “Off-Ramp” Approach To Ending School Masking

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It didn’t take long. A case of Omicron has been discovered in the U.S. The Maryland State School Board votes in favor of what’s called, “off-ramps” that could gradually end the statewide schools' mask mandate. Governor Hogan urges adults to get their booster shots. Unvaccinated Baltimore County employees started mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing today. A state delegate gets a big union endorsement in the state comptroller’s race. Baltimore school children could soon get the free Wi-Fi they need. The City’s often embattled Inspector General gets a big nod of approval. Congressional Redistricting plans could boot a longtime Maryland republican out of his district. And in the midst of all of this...today is World AIDS Day. We’ve got a packed show for you!

Sarah Y. Kim is WYPR’s health and housing reporter. Kim is WYPR's Report for America corps member, and Anthony Brandon Fellow. Kim joined WYPR as a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. Now in her second year as an RFA corps member, Kim is based in Baltimore City.