Frederick County residents attending large gatherings or sporting events in county parks will still be required to wear masks, the county announced Friday.

People attending gatherings or 50 or more at shelters in county parks, and in bleachers or stadium seating at county parks, will still need to wear masks, according to an updated county policy.

Masks had previously been required for anyone using park shelter and attending sporting events.

Maryland recently relaxed mask mandates for people outside, but still requires them for large gatherings or sporting events.

However, all park guests are encouraged to continue wearing face coverings, keep a safe social distance from anyone outside their household, and wash their hands frequently.

A copy of the policy can be found on the Parks and Recreation website,

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Dimocrat? Clever. Your guy said it would all disappear like a miracle. The warm weather would kill it. Bleach may be useful. I encourage you to expose yourself as much as possible to the unmasked and teach us all a lesson.


I'm vaccinated and practice good hygiene, so I don't mind being out and about without a mask. You and Hidin' Biden will be wearing a mask for a long time. Did you see him panic when he was at an outdoor rally in Georgia and couldn't find his mask? It's like a teddy bear or security blanket for him. Vaccinated and outdoors and he panics without a mask.


She's a writer. The CDC site as of today specifically states that transmission of virus from vaccinated people is unknown but is being researched.


Your assertion about the CDC is made up by you entirely. It is not known if vaccinated people can spread the virus according to the CDC and other researchers. Cite your reference about overweight people if you can.



The CDC says it has no data that shows vaccinated people spread the virus. The CDC director said it on TV several weeks ago. In the absence of data that vaccinated people spread the virus that means they do not.

"78% of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the US overweight or obese, CDC finds

Erica Carbajal - Tuesday, March 9th, 2021"

If you have data that says otherwise, I'm sure the CDC would love to see your research.


Specifically that vaccinated people don't spread the virus.


Please cite your reference that the CDC assertion.


Current CDC stats show that 78 percent of Covid hospitalizations are from overweight or obese people. Since the CDC data also shows no evidence that vaccinated people spread the virus, the precautions should be for unvaccinated people to stay away from fat people and the rest of us get back to life. [thumbup]


[beam][beam]Amen, Bosco. [thumbup]


It was all about "Follow the science" until the science and data doesn't fit the Dimocrat narrative - then it's Hidin' Biden telling an NBC reporter that wearing a mask is a patriotic duty even if we distance and arevaccinated. That instills fear and fear means control. The Dims are all about big government control.

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