Whitmer Admin ‘Recommends’ Masks for School Kids Next Year

Whitmer Admin ‘Recommends’ Masks for School Kids Next Year

June 28, 2021

In a statement issued to school districts on Friday, the administration of Michigan’s tyrannical Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whose draconian lockdown measures nearly destroyed the state’s economy, recommended that students continue wearing masks in the classroom next school year.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) declared that the top priority is “promoting vaccination,” followed by “face masks;” “social distancing;” “COVID-19 screening, testing, and contact tracing;” and “maintaining healthy environments.”

MDHHS published a graphic likening mitigation measures to a holey piece of Swiss cheese. Each of them individually would not stop the virus from spreading (including masks), only all five would smother the spread, it implied. The recommendations are “designed to protect students, teachers and staff, and maintain in-person learning,” they said.

Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone countered, “The science is clear and it’s unambiguous. Vaccination rates are rising, and young children are at by far the lowest risk of contracting, experiencing serious symptoms from, or transmitting COVID-19.”

DeShone added that “parents have had enough” of Whitmer “telling our kids what they can do, when they can do it, and what they have to wear — without any scientific evidence to back her up.”

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