Public Schools In Atlanta Will Require Students To Wear Masks In Fall Semester
Students who attend public schools in the city of Atlanta will be required to wear masks, along with employees, when the fall semester kicks off on August 5th, according to school officials.
All of this despite the questionable science behind the efficacy of wearing masks makes you wonder how Democrats can call themselves “followers of science.”
“Mask Up APS! Healthy and safe learning environments for our students is a top priority. As school starts back, @apsupdate will continue to require masks for students and staff,” Herring said in a tweet that was published on Thursday morning.
Mask Up APS! Healthy and safe learning environments for our students is a top priority. As school starts back, @apsupdate will continue to require masks for students and staff. Don’t Wait. Vaccinate. Learn more about our mask wearing protocol here below! pic.twitter.com/hYP4PGn13m
— Dr. Lisa Herring (@DrLisaHerring) July 22, 2021
Nearly 18% of the district’s students age 12 and older, who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, are fully vaccinated, according to APS officials, while roughly 58% of district employees are vaccinated.
“Consistent and correct use of mask-wearing has been shown to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” the district went on to say in a written statement.
Masks will be optional for students during recess, physical education, outdoor clubs and programs, and outdoor activities after school.
Roughly 20 miles outside of the APS district, Cobb County and Marietta City schools will not require students to wear masks in school facilities or on buses.
Grant Rivera, Marietta City Schools Superintendent, went on to explain that their choice to discontinue mask wearing for students and employees comes from data the district gathered that revealed COVID transmission among students is low.
“As we consider each family’s ability to determine what is best for their child in terms of personal comfort and learning dynamics, our goal is to strike the right balance between safety, science, teaching, and learning,” Rivera went on to say in a statement.
The state of Georgia has now reported 10,122 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 10 days according to data that was collected from the Georgia Department of Health.