After 2.5 years, authoritarian school systems still want to impose mask mandates on schoolchildren.
Although mask-wearing did nothing to slow the spread, tyrants remain addicted to their newfound power.
In various parts of America, idiotic mask mandates have returned in public schools.
Pittsburgh is one city bringing back mask mandates in public school buildings.
Allegheny County has reached the MEDIUM CDC COVID-19 Community Level. The Transmission Level is HIGH.
Effective Friday, May 13, 2022, all Pittsburgh Public School students, employees, and visitors are required to wear a mask while inside a school or district facility. pic.twitter.com/im13BV83iY
— Pam Harbin (@PamHarbinPGH) May 13, 2022
Portland, Maine is another city bringing back mask mandates for schoolchildren.
Mask requirements return to public schools in Portland, Maine https://t.co/lUPGH2jB0d
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) May 13, 2022
Call it ‘return of the mask’— as schools go back to the basics. Portland Public Schools and the private-school Waynflete are making face coverings mandatory once again. pic.twitter.com/WksPsaC13S
— Mal Meyer (@MalWGME) May 11, 2022
All students, staff and visitors at Portland Public Schools will be required to wear a mask indoors and on school buses starting on Thursday, according to Superintendent Xavier Botana.
“We encourage everyone to begin masking even before Thursday, if possible,” Botana said.
According to the U.S. CDC, Maine currently has the highest rate of new COVID-19 infections in the U.S.
Cumberland County is now categorized as “red” or “high” by the federal CDC COVID-19 Community Levels tracker.
Botana says pooled testing results and local wastewater data also indicate high positivity rates.
When the transmission of COVID in the community is that high, the CDC recommends that everyone wear a mask indoors.
“I understand how disappointing this change may be to many of you who stopped wearing a mask when masking became optional on March 14 at a time of low case counts. However, I cautioned at that time that if our school and community data changed, we might need to increase our mitigation strategies, including returning to masking in some schools or district wide,” Botana said. “This is now a time of high transmission, but few people in our schools are wearing masks. Adding to the risk is the fact that end-of-year ceremonies and other gatherings are taking place. While we are not recommending changes to these events, all these factors make a return to required masking the safest course at this time.”
Do masks work at slowing the spread of COVID-19?
Or do they cause more harm than good?
Here’s a further breakdown: