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Do any of your district NOT have a mask mandate?

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We had a mask mandate 2020-21. Then the Guv’nah and SC Legislature approved a provision in the state budget in July 2021 that would deny state funding if any state supported institution enforces a mask mandate. So in August of 2021 masks were optional. The State Superintendent did not enforce masks on school buses so that was left up to districts to decide. Our district required masks on school buses. We began the Year mask optional. Most students and all teachers in my school wore masks. Our Pre-K, Kindergarten and a 3rd grade classes had outbreaks and several classes had to quarantine. A good number of PreK and Kindergarten children came to school without masks. Classes had to quarantine but after that parents started masking their children mask up. In schools and districts where they had a high number of students not wearing masks and did not require masks on busses the positive numbers were way up and whole grade levels were in quarantine. The ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of some parents of Special Needs Students and the judge placed a stay on the provision that kept school districts from mandating masks. Beginning in October 2021 our district mandated masks. Our positive numbers district-wide dropped. Currently the spread of Covid in our community is extremely high. 10%+ is high. We are on average 30% positive.

Right, because when your students go out without their mask everywhere BUT school means that the mandate in your school doesn't work.

No mandate in our district, but if you want to wear one you can. I'm not vaccinated and do not wear a mask for many valid reasons. I did have Covid 19 in December of 2020 with barely noticeable symptoms. This school year, I have been in close contact with symptomatic and asymptomatic people and have not gotten it. There is something to be said about natural immunity!!! It lasts far more than just 6 months. It goes dormant and into your bone marrow until you are exposed, then it comes out. The first week of school, the 4 ladies I eat lunch with (45 minutes and not distanced) were all vaccinated and boosted and managed to come down with Covid within a week. Who didn't?...This naturally immune, anti-vax, lovingly named 'plague rat!' I have been exposed to church members behind me and beside me, a sister I drove in a car with for 45 minutes, a nephew that I worked side beside for days at an animal rescue, 150+ students and teachers that were positive, and who has not gotten sick....That would be me, the anti-mask anti-vaxer!! God has been good to me:) It's time for us all look at the research and think with our own brains and not simply do what the media and the government tells us!!!

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Amen!!! I very much agree with EVERYTHING you said! There are so many studies out now on natural immunity that I don't see how anyone can deny it. I also had COVID, in Jan. 2021. There has been a steady stream of it since then. I am constantly exposed to it in my classroom, in the hallways, with our archery team (I coach archery to about 70 kids), shopping, family gatherings, etc. and many around here have it, but this anti-mask, anti-vax plague rat also has not gotten it since the first time. Stay strong Arkansas! :)

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We have a mask mandate because of unvaccinated folks. There was discussion of allowing vaccinated staff to go without, but then the antivaxxers felt they would be “unfairly singled out” by having to wear them. We now all have to do it to protect their feelings. This is the worst group project ever.

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Georgia and New York come on!!! Please educate yourself properly. Vaccinated or not the key reasons are age, obesity, comorbidities.

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We have not worn masks all year!! Its amazing

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Mask mandate the two weeks after Christmas break. Only weeks out numbers were low!

We havent worn masks all year and for a lot of last year. Its fantastic

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No masks all year.

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We have a mandate, but it hasn’t helped. I believe there are several studies that have shown mask mandates don’t help and that’s been the case where I work. Luckily the new variant is more like a cold and not as serious for most.

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actually there is

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Not here. No masks this year and it’s wonderful. The kindergarten kids can actually see my mouth when we talk about lip and tongue placement for teaching sounds. And we see the smiling faces of others. School isn’t as cold and impersonal as last year! Loving it!

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None all year. But not looked down on if you do.

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Good for you guys

We have not worn masks since Spring Break last year.

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SAME. I couldn't imagine living somewhere that mandated masks, ESPECIALLY after it finally coming out that they don't work anyway.

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I would love no masks!

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Me too!!! Masks aren't working in CA. Kids are getting it, surviving, and all while wearing masks. Un mask please.. Our governor is horrible. He needs to look at the statistics, and let students feel normal again!!!!

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My district has left it up to us. Most do not mask.

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I wish we had that same choice! I don’t know where you teach but I would love to teach there! I was in a classroom with masks with students wearing masks and I had Covid… So the masking is BS. Two years into this they can kiss my backside if they think I will wear an N 95.

We do not have to wear masks but some teachers and students choose to. As far as I know, no one says anything about it one way or another. What puzzles me are the kids who choose to wear masks every day as chin guards. Why????

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Washington states governors is a moron… We have to wear one all day long… Just a few more months and I’m done teaching because I’m not wearing one next year which they said likely will happen.. I’m sure they will try to go for the N 95… if that happens I will quit the day they implement that stupid policy.

If masks don’t work, why does every health care professional wear one?

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Did your doctor or nurse wear a mask before COVID when you went for appointments during flu season before COVID? Probably not. Did you ever see health care professionals wearing masks in hospitals before COVID? Only for surgery or special protocols. (I was premed and worked in many different hospital settings before changing to education). Have you read the preCOVID research that is anti mask? It was an argued topic.

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We don’t have a mask mandate in our district.

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We have had a mask mandate since this all started. Personally, I am against mandates all together, but will follow the rules of those paying my salary. I am vaccinated because that makes me feel safer. Those who are not vaccinated have made that choice. However they should not judge or feel singled out for not being vaccinated. if I were unvaccinated I would mask up and do what I need to do to keep myself and others safe regardless of what anyone else thinks. Bottom line, no one really cares what your personal choices are, as long as it doesn’t affect them.

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We had a mask mandate but our new governor just revoked it. Let's see what happens. My two students who never wear their masks properly both are currently Covid positive, so I don't have high expectations.

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The six students I’ve had our with Covid… have been vaccinated. I know because they told us when they got vaccinated… Their arms hurt for days and they were using ice packs on a daily basis.. All the teachers in our school that have been out sick all have been vaccinated. There are only three of us who haven’t… And we are not sick we’ve already had it and have immunity..

We do not require masks. That would be absurd.

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We have one in Palm Beach County, just for teachers, not students, but a lot of teachers and administrators ignore their illegal mandates. They do not have the power to enforce it. Stand up for Liberty and follow Florida's lead.

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I’m in Texas and as per our governor, no school district can mandate or require masks. Our district has told teachers to set the example… wear masks and the kids will follow our lead🤨. Like that’s working…🙄

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I’m so sorry!!! We have the same problem in SC too!!! Thank God for a stay in place because of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of parents of special needs children….we require masks

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No, no mask mandate here, but our superintendent is an abject moron.

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It sounds like you are just like my superintendent.

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