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COVID-19 mask mandates latest flashpoint for U.S. schools

 

A principal greets students as they return to New York City's public schools for in-person learning, as the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, at P.S. 506 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., December 7, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Two days after the school board in Johnston, Iowa, decided last week to keep requiring mask wearing in schools to prevent coronavirus transmission, the state's Republican governor signed a law that immediately prohibited such mandates.

The reaction in Johnston was swift and sharply divided, with some parents applauding the move to make masks optional for the waning days of the school year and others calling it dangerous given the continued threat from COVID-19.

"I just find it super disappointing and selfish," said local parent Sara Parris, who is still sending her two sons to class with face coverings.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/covid-19-mask-mandates-latest-flashpoint-us-schools-2021-05-25/

 

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