Last Friday, the Montgomery County, Maryland, Health Officer issued a directive prohibiting private, parochial, and independent schools from opening for in-person instruction until October 1 (at the earliest).

The following day, Gov. Larry Hogan spoke out against the decision:

Well, good news. He’s decided to do something about it after all:

No question the Montgomery County Health Officer’s decision wasn’t driven by concern for the welfare of children, but rather by pure politics and deference to teachers unions.

So, what’s next?

Count on it.