Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Twitter that he’s issued “an amended emergency order” that allows private and independent schools to set their own reopening plan.
I have issued an amended emergency order ensuring that local schools and school systems retain the primary authority to determine when to safely reopen their facilities. My full statement: pic.twitter.com/DGcF5EBxx6
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) August 3, 2020
The announcement comes after Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles directed private schools in Montgomery County to stay closed until at least Oct. 1 because of the coronavirus.