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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:41 AM

Arkansas governor: Schools need flexibility on stronger mask rules

LITTLE ROCK Arkansas' governor on Wednesday said he believes it should remain up to local school districts rather than the state whether to require all students to wear masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus when classes resume next month.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he doesn't think a broad rule on masks for students should be issued statewide, despite a recommendation from pediatricians for a stricter requirement in K-12 schools. Arkansas this week began requiring masks to be worn in public when social distancing isn't possible, but the order exempts children under 10.

Hutchinson said some schools may have enough room for students to socially distance in class without requiring a mask.

"I think there ought to be some flexibility for the social distancing and the environment the students are in," Hutchinson said, who noted some districts have already approved such requirements. "I think there has to be some flexibility there."

Read more: https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/arkansas/story/2020/jul/23/arkansas-governor-schools-need-flexibility-stronger-mask-rules/835173/

A complete lack of leadership on part of the governor.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 12:49 AM

1. "Thinking" and "assuming" are meaningless the safety of the students is paramount. And have you ever

seen a group of third graders line up and practice social distancing?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 01:25 AM

2. Uhmm, yeah, monitoring bathrooms at lunch time

for the kids who are just old enough to use the bathroom themselves.

I see problems with abuse. When we have a school in let's say a red county and most of the kids do not where masks but the ones who do are the ones who the parents of the antimaskers children are called names and it goes right down to the children.

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