Sumary of Schools confront more polarization with mask rules for fall:
- Students in Wichita, Kansas, public schools can ditch the masks when classes begin.
- Detroit public schools will probably require them only for the unvaccinated.
- And in some states, schools cannot mandate face coverings under any circumstances.
- With COVID-19 cases soaring nationwide, school districts across the U.S. are yet again confronting the realities of a polarized country and the lingering pandemic as they navigate mask requirements, vaccine rules and social distancing requirements for the fast-approaching new school year.
- Schools are weighing a variety of plans to manage junior high and middle school classrooms filled with both vaccinated and unvaccinated students.
- Her two young daughters will wear masks when they start school, regardless of whether schools require them.
- “Emotionally, she really needed to be in school,” Tuttle said, adding that her daughter will be vaccinated as soon as the shot is approved for her age group.
- Jenny Grinager, from Templeton, California, does not like masks and got a mask exemption for her 8-year-old son because he has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism.